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

9101 Harlan St., Suite 135
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 32 years.  They live in Brighton, Colorado where they raised their two daughters.  Their daughter Stephanie, age 27, is married and lives in Hayden, Colorado and recently gave birth to their second grandson.  Their daughter Mackenzie, age 26, is a private wealth manager with Goldman Sachs and lives in Dallas, Texas.  The Dolans have 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.

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.

Heather Thompson
Document Creation Coordinator

Heather joined the Brighton office in January 2015.  Previously she had been at the Longmont location.  As Document Creation Coordinator, Heather prepares word processing changes for the attorneys review.  Heather is married, has 4 children and lives in Elizabeth, Colorado where she primarily works from home.

Melissa Gates
Lifespan Coordinator

Melissa is our newest team member, joining our firm January 2019 as LifeSpan Coordinator.  Her duties include: scheduling our client appointments, controlling the attorney’s calendars, meeting with clients during the Discovery Dialogue. 

 
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