Marc D. Flink
Theodore Z. Gelt (“Ted”), Of Counsel with Baker Hostetler, provides expert and innovative guidance for tax, estate, and business planning and estate and trust administration. Through the use of various models of combinations of business entities, Ted enables clients to operate their businesses in the most tax-efficient manner. Because of his high level of experience in the field of taxation, as well as his ability to integrate clients' income tax and estate planning needs, Ted is able to provide the coordinated and sophisticated advice and counsel needed to navigate the complex and changing maze created by tax laws, regulations, and court decisions.
In practice since 1975, Ted has established himself as one of the most respected lawyers in Colorado. In 2010, Ted received 5280 and ColoradoBiz Magazine's 2010 Wealth Manager Five Star Rating. He was named a Best Lawyers® 2013 Denver "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation and Controversy – Tax. In 2014, Ted received the Thompson G. Marsh Award from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Bar Association. Ted is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, and teaches at the University of Denver School of Law. Ted is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has made hundreds of lecture appearances and has published numerous articles. Ted has served as President of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and continues to be very involved in many charitable and civic organizations.