Pregenzer Baysinger Wideman & Sale is approaching an exciting milestone—our tenth anniversary! Our firm opened for business on August 4, 2008. You may remember 2008, the year that the U.S. economy almost collapsed. In September of that year, when our firm was operating out of a small office in the basement of our building, using camp chairs and boxes for furniture, banks and investment firms began collapsing and the financial picture for the country looked bleak. Thankfully, people still needed estate plans, probate assistance, elder law advice and fearless litigators and we were able to weather the storm. We haven’t looked back. We now have a fully-furnished office, nine lawyers, twelve loyal staff members and high hopes for the future. We’ve added family law to our services, opened an office in Santa Fe, and actually hired a male attorney!
We are proud of what we have accomplished over the past ten years. We have served over 4500 clients, some with multi-million-dollar estates and others who struggle to live on public benefits. We give to charities, volunteer to serve on boards and committees, speak to many organizations to inform them of the latest changes in our scope of practice and have become an integral part of the community. We love our community and clients, and thank them for choosing us.
At one of our early meetings in Ruth Pregenzer’s kitchen eating Tully’s lasagna, we decided that our firm’s logo would be based on the concept of the Koru, a New Zealand silver fern, symbolizing new life, growth, strength, and peace. That spirit is still thriving at PBWS. As we look ahead, I think of the words of Dr. Seuss: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” We choose forward and look forward to the next ten years!