Interest

Hiking, skiing, running, jeeping, running

Groups and Associations

National Association of Consumer Advocates, Boulder County Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association

Summary

A solo practitioner since 1990, Attorney Gary Merenstein is experienced in a broad range of legal areas concerning some of the most vulnerable people in society. Passionate about protecting consumers, Gary Merenstein takes on unpopular causes pertaining to truth in lending, breach of warranty, unfair trade practices, foreclosure, and auto repossession. With his experience and knowledge of tax law, Gary Merenstein has represented tax payers facing the inherently intimidating adverse actions by the Internal Revenue Service, an agency of the United States government itself. Gary Merenstein’s work on the landmark Flood v. Mercantile Adjustment Bureau case led to the establishment of the “least sophisticated consumer” standard in Colorado. Additionally, Gary Merenstein was integral to establishing the legal compliance standard regarding the language allowed in the initial validation notices that debt collectors send to consumers that must be complied with under the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act due to the Colorado Supreme Court decision in the Flood case. Gary Merenstein laid the foundation for his professional success as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, where he first demonstrated the tenacity that would come to be a hallmark of his future career. Upon graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Gary Merenstein began his law studies at the Stetson University College of Law, from which he obtained his Juris Doctor. Dedicated to furthering his education, Gary Merenstein applied and was accepted to the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Gary Merenstein graduated with his Master of Laws in Taxation in 1990. Gary Merenstein is a member in good standing of the Colorado Bar Association, the Boulder County Bar Association, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. When he is not working, Gary Merenstein helps others through his considerable contributions to organizations such as the Boulder Legal Aid Society and the Denver Children’s Hospital. Gary Merenstein also enjoys activities including reading about history, researching human rights, running, weight lifting, skiing, and hiking. Mr. Merenstein continues to conduct historical research into human rights abuses with the hopes of pursuing human rights cases in the future against individuals and other governments.

Work History

Work History
Oct 1990 - Present

Attorney

Attorney at Gary Merenstein Attorney at Law

Education

Education
1989 - 1990

LLM

University of Florida
1986 - 1989

JD

Stetson University
1982 - 1984

BA

University of Colorado at Boulder

Skills

Skills

trial work

over 100 court trials