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
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Illinois State University, B.S., 1990
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/Estate Planning Attorney, 2011-2014