Michael H. Smith

Director

msmith@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4446

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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1982
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., with honor, 1977
  • University of Wyoming, B.S., with honors, 1974

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado

Michael H. Smith

Michael H. Smith has developed a practice emphasizing estate planning, general business and corporate advice. In the estate planning area he has extensive experience in gift, estate and generation-skipping tax planning; revocable living trusts; irrevocable trusts, including charitable and life insurance; family limited partnerships and limited liability companies; wealth transfer planning; and probate matters. His general business and corporate practice has focused on complex business formations; acquisitions; reorganizations; divestitures; business succession planning and other operational matters; partnership taxation, limited liability companies and real estate taxation.

Following graduation from law school Mike served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force for four years, as a trial counsel and area defense counsel.

Mike wrote the chapter update of “Intervivos Trusts,” in the Colorado Estate Planning Manual published by Colorado Legal in Colorado, Inc., and the Probate and Trust Section of the Colorado Bar Association and an article published in the Health Law Forum of The Colorado Lawyer, May 1994 titled Physician Ownership and Self-Referral Prohibition Expanded Under OBRA 1993.