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193 South 27th Avenue, Suite 200
Brighton, CO 80601-2662
Phone: 303-654-0100

8501 Turnpike Dr. #110
Westminster, CO 80031

Michael A. Dolan
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
 

Michael A. Dolan was born in Del Norte Colorado.  At that time his parents were trying to establish a sheep ranching operation in the San Luis Valley.  Within a year and a half of his birth, they abandoned their ranching dream and relocated to Parker, Colorado where they remained for 40 years until retiring to Florida.
 
Mike graduated from Douglas County High School, earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in business marketing from Colorado State University and went on to earn the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.
 
Mike has been in the private practice of law since 1989.  He specializes in trust planning, estate planning, retirement planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, and asset protection.  Mike speaks nationally for legal education providers, helping his legal colleagues advance their knowledge in a number of estate planning areas.
 
Mike is currently the past Chair of the Platte Valley Medical Center Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation.  Mike maintains a professional affiliation with the Colorado Bar Association, the Adams/Broomfield County Bar Association and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys where he currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the Colorado Bar Association.  Mike is a member of the Brighton Kiwanis club, where he has proudly served a term as President.
 
Mike has also proudly served as Chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Development Corp., the Brighton Education Foundation, the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the Brighton United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relations Committee.  He has served as Treasurer of the Brighton United Methodist Church, the Greater Brighton Economic Development Corp. and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served as a member of the Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado Community Board, the Metro North Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advisory Council and the Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service Board of Directors.
 
In 2000, the Brighton Chamber of Commerce recognized Mike as the Volunteer of the Year.  He was also honored by receiving the Small Business of the Year award in 1997.
 
Mike is recognized nationally as an expert in the area of generation skipping transfer tax exempt planning and estate planning practice management.  Mike has been married to his wife Kim for 31 years.  They live in Brighton, Colorado where they raised their two daughters.  Their daughter Stephanie, age 25, is married and lives in Hayden, Colorado and recently gave birth to their first grandson, Arden.  Their daughter Mackenzie, age 24, is an accountant with Ernst and Young and lives in Dallas Texas.  The Dolans have filled their now empty nest with two dogs, Max and Daisy.
 
In his spare time Mike enjoys mountain climbing, skiing, hiking and riding his mountain bike.

Kim Dolan
Administration Coordinator

Kim is the glue that holds us all together.  Her duties include coordinating the administration matters of the firm.  She makes sure all of those back office things are handled efficiently and effectively.  But perhaps the most importantly, Kim is the “woman behind the man” in Mike’s life, and the reason their daughters are so beautiful.

Heather Thompson
Funding Coordinator/ Document Creation Coordinator

Heather joined the Brighton office in January 2015.  Previously she had been at the Longmont location.  As Funding Coordinator, Heather meets with our clients during the Funding Forum and supports our clients as they work to properly title their assets in coordination with their estate plan.  As Document Creation Coordinator, Heather prepares word processing changes for the attorneys review.  Heather is married, has 4 children and lives in Frederick.

Charlotte Landvik
Attorney and Counsellor at Law


Charlotte Landvik joined Dolan and Associates, P.C. in April 2014 as an associate attorney. Her enthusiasm and people skills, combined with her diverse education and experience, make Charlotte an asset in strengthening our commitment to our clients and community.
 
Charlotte grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. As an undergraduate, she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Charlotte’s love of Colorado, nurtured during years of family vacations, pulled her West after graduation. She enrolled in the University of Colorado and earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, graduating with Honors. Charlotte became a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked in a psychiatric hospital while developing a thriving outpatient clinical practice. She eventually decided she could better serve people by practicing law and enrolled in the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Charlotte graduated with her Juris Doctor in December of 2004 and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in early 2005. With a clear desire to become a trusts and estates attorney, she continued her education and received her LLM in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2007.  Upon completion of her taxation degree, Charlotte put her professional career on hold to raise a family. During this time she became a College Instructor, teaching evening classes, primarily business and law, and developed a reputation as being both firm and fair.
 
In 2014, with her youngest heading off to kindergarten, Charlotte began to search for the ideal working situation. That search became a reality when she became part of Dolan and Associates in April of 2014. Charlotte is firmly committed to the LifeSpan™ model of estate planning, as it resonates with her personal commitment to provide responsible, legal service based on integrity and relationship. Since joining the firm, Charlotte’s primary role has been legal support for the Settlement Department. Charlotte’s life experiences as both counselor and teacher combined with her education and training, make her a uniquely qualified attorney.
 
Charlotte was the Plenary speaker for the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys semi-annual national Collegium drawing on her expertise to teach their members the best practices in the area of helping families through the settlement process upon the death of a loved one. 
 
Charlotte is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Colorado.
 
When not at work Charlotte likes to play tennis, participate in Sprint Distance Triathlons, hike, and canoe. However, her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her husband of 17 years and their three wonderful kids.

Jody Nighswonger
Funding Coordinator/Settlement Coordinator

Jody joined our firm in March 2013.  As Funding Coordinator, Jody meets with our clients during the Funding Forum and supports our clients as they work to properly title their assets in coordination with their estate plan.  As the Settlement Coordinator, she supports our clients who are going through the disability and death settlement process.  Jody is married, has 3 children and lives outside of Keenesburg.
 
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