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.