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Michael J. Bland

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Denver

Tel

1 303 866 0247

Fax

1 303 335 3747
michael.bland@bryancave.com
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Michael J. Bland

Partner


Denver



1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100
Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone:

1 303 866 0247

Fax:

1 303 335 3747

email:

michael.bland@bryancave.com

Michael Bland counsels business owners, executives, professionals, and high-net-worth families on tax and estate planning strategies, wealth transfer and preservation tactics, business succession planning, and charitable giving methods, while integrating those techniques with each client’s business, tax, and personal goals and values.

Mr. Bland also represents trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries in the administration of trusts and estates. In this area, Mr. Bland advises on matters including the appointment and discharge of fiduciaries, tax and valuation issues, the filing of necessary tax returns, the distribution of property to beneficiaries, trust compliance requirements, the reformation of trusts and estates, and controversies involving fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association - Trust and Estate Section; Taxation Law Section; Elder Law Section; Statutory Revisions Committee
  • Illinois Bar Association - Trusts and Estates Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • 5280 Magazine - Denver Five Star Wealth Manager, 2011-2013

Michael Bland counsels business owners, executives, professionals, and high-net-worth families on tax and estate planning strategies, wealth transfer and preservation tactics, business succession planning, and charitable giving methods, while integrating those techniques with each client’s business, tax, and personal goals and values.

Mr. Bland also represents trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries in the administration of trusts and estates. In this area, Mr. Bland advises on matters including the appointment and discharge of fiduciaries, tax and valuation issues, the filing of necessary tax returns, the distribution of property to beneficiaries, trust compliance requirements, the reformation of trusts and estates, and controversies involving fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado, 2000

Illinois, 1993

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993

Illinois State University, B.S., 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association - Trust and Estate Section; Taxation Law Section; Elder Law Section; Statutory Revisions Committee
  • Illinois Bar Association - Trusts and Estates Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • 5280 Magazine - Denver Five Star Wealth Manager, 2011-2013

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1990

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2000
  • Illinois, 1993
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois