Mario M. Rampulla

Profile

Mario M. Rampulla is a partner at Prehoda, Leonard and Edwards, LLC, where he practices in the areas of trusts and estates, which practice includes advising and preparing estate plans for clients, representing trustees in the administration of trusts, and representing personal representatives in probate administration. Other practice areas include corporate and real estate law, which practice include advising and guiding clients through the various legal and tax issues associated with the formation, operation and liquidation of their companies; representing, advising and preparing commercial and residential lease and real estate purchase contracts.

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program, Masters of Laws in Taxation, 2005.
  • University of Wyoming – College of Law, J.D., 2004.
  • Warren Wilson College, Bachelor of Arts (English Lit.), 1998.

TEACHING

University of Wyoming – College of Law – Adjunct Professor,

  • Estates & Trust, Fall, 2011 & 2012;
  • Estate Planning, Spring 2012

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Southeastern Wyoming Estate Planning Council – Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • January, 2011: “Implications of The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 on the estate, gift and generation skipping tax.”

Southeastern Wyoming Estate Planning Council – Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • January 2010: “Implications of converting traditional Individual Retirement Accounts to Roth IRA accounts during the 2010 tax year.”

National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education For Professionals – Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • December, 2009: “Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative;” “Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice;” and “Putting the Case to Rest, Closing the Estate.”

Albany County Bar Association – Laramie, Wyoming

  • April, 2008: Planning for the Poor Man’s Estate; “Wyoming Short Form Probate Procedures.”

PUBLICATIONS

Wyoming Lawyer, June 2012, Volume 35 No.3

  • The Uncertain World of Estate Planning” Co-Authored with Robert Leonard

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

Wyoming Estate Planning Advisory Council – Legislative Session 2010

  • Participated with the working group in the update of the Wyoming Limited Liability Company Act and the Close Limited Liability Company Supplement
  • Hospice of Laramie – President, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
  • Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Leadership Laramie, Class of 2006
  • Albany County Bar Association, Officer, 2007.
  • Laramie Blizzards (Soccer) Coach 2010-Present.

Mario is married to Chandra Rampulla and is blessed with two children.