Attorney Dan McKenzie
Dan McKenzie opened the McKenzie Law Firm, LLC in 2013, following 10 years of work as a trial lawyer. As a trial lawyer, Dan helped consumers who had been defrauded by unfair business practices or who had been physically injured by poorly designed and inadequately tested products. Since opening his own office, Dan’s goal has been to help clients identify and mitigate their risks to the full extent possible, with the goal of avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation.Dan is a Colorado native and is happy to now be raising four kids of his own here. As a parent, he makes it a point of special emphasis to help other parents of dependent children appreciate the need to have a proper estate plan in place.
Yvonne Olivere is Of Counsel to The McKenzie Law Firm, and has focused her practice on Estate Planning and Estate/Trust Administration since 2006.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Yvonne proudly served 4 years in the United States Air Force (in fact, she was third generation Air Force in her family). Thereafter, she worked for the Department of Defense while simultaneously attending college. In 1999, Yvonne graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, summa cum laude. She then attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she taught legal research and writing first year law students and was an editor for the Review of Litigation.
After law school, Yvonne clerked for a judge in Maryland, and in 2004, Yvonne relocated to Colorado, where she practiced family law and civil litigation. In 2007, Yvonne began exclusively practicing estate planning, estate/probate administration. Yvonne is a former Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Paralegal Studies at the Community College of Aurora, where she taught Trust & Estate Law for Paralegals. Yvonne is relocated to Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2018. While in Florida, Yvonne will remain Of Counsel at the McKenzie Law Firm and also serve as the Manager of Legal Education for WealthCounsel (a company providing education and software to over 4,000 estate planning attorneys nationwide).
In her spare time, Yvonne loves spending time with her family (her 3 children and 2 dogs). She also enjoys travel, yoga, cooking, reading and scuba diving.
Prior to moving to Littleton in 2017, Mark was actively engaged in the private practice of law in northeast Ohio for more than 20 years. Mark focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships, Medicaid planning, disability trusts and special needs planning.
Through his estate planning practice, Mark provides advice, counseling and the required documents to carefully plan for not only death, but also the possibility of his client’s serious disability.
Mark also offers guidance as to the most cost-effective way to administer a probate or trust settlement process so that the intended beneficiaries receive their inheritance as inexpensively and as quickly as possible.
Estate disputes occasionally arise when a beneficiary believes there has been improper asset distribution after the death of a loved one. A probate or trust dispute resolution may involve mediation, the collaborative law process, or litigation. Mark has advocated for his clients’ rights in claims including will contests, challenging an executor’s actions, and other matters when the executor or trustee did not perform his or her duties properly.
“The best part of estate planning is working with clients to create a plan that makes sense and accomplishes their objectives.”- Mark Pirozzi
Mark’s wife, Philomena D. Pirozzi, M.D., is a family practice physician with South Park Internal Medicine in Highlands Ranch. Together, they have four kids: Michael, a physician with a large hospitalist group in Salt Lake City, UT; Jeff, an engineer with Lockheed Martin in Littleton, CO; Sara, a Research Supervisor for MIM Software in Beachwood, OH; and Samara, a student at Front Range Christian School.
Mark enjoys hockey and golf; and refereeing high school soccer and lacrosse.
Paralegal, Probate and Estate Administration
Cori began her career in the legal field in Colorado Springs, her native town. She primarily works in the area of estate administration. She has worked in the legal field since 2004 with experience ranging from commercial litigation, banking, bankruptcy, corporate, civil litigation, criminal, employment, secured transactions, title insurance, trademark, copyright, white collar defense, estates, foreclosure, real property transactions, public utilities commission and various family law matters. Cori started her own contract paralegal business over 5 years ago. She continues to grow her knowledge and expertise in the legal field.
Paralegal, Estate Planning
Tienne is a paralegal specializing in estate planning. She works closely with clients to determine their unique family situation, and assists with document creation to ensure all client concerns are responsibly met. She has been with the firm in one capacity or another since its start.
Born in Sydney, Australia, and raised in Chicago, Tienne graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, where she met Dan. Her enthusiasm for international issues led her to Washington, DC, where she published a monthly newsletter for the non-governmental agency InterAction. Following Dan to Chicago for law school, she worked in the legal department of the Jane Addams Hull House Association.
Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, Tienne has been an active member of the community, volunteering with various organizations. Her four kids ensure she has a solid background in conflict-resolution, integrative management, child-development, and motivational speaking. She is passionate about nutrition, literature, and social justice.
Client Relationship Specialist and Referral Coordinator
Rachel is our Client Relationship Specialist. She is the main point of contact for our Firm and is always delighted to help. She has been with the Firm since October of 2018 and finds great satisfaction in talking with clients and assisting in making them comfortable with the process of estate planning.
Although born in Texas, she considers herself a Coloradoan, since her family moved here when she was 4 years old. She grew up in Elizabeth, CO and has been a Denver resident since 2016.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, watching Science Fiction, anything to do with Jane Austen and is working to become a hiking enthusiast (all in good time). She is also a frequent visitor of Denver’s museums and theatrical offerings. Her biggest passion is travel and hopes to one day visit every county at least once.