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MICHAEL A. SMEENK

Michael Smeenk counsels clients in real estate, estate planning, business, and estate administration matters. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. as an attorney in 2007 and became a shareholder in 2015.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Smeenk advises buyers, sellers, real estate brokers, and property managers through all phases of purchase, sale, and lease transactions. Michael’s sound and straightforward advice guides clients when structuring real estate deals, working through due diligence negotiations, and generally navigating inevitable bumps in the road.

Mr. Smeenk’s background as a licensed mortgage broker positioned him to become a leading national expert in post-Dodd Frank seller financing matters. It also makes him a trusted guide for new borrowers when obtaining a loan, or existing borrowers in dealing with loan modifications, short sales, foreclosures, and other complex real estate-related financing matters. Michael teaches continuing education classes to Colorado real estate brokers and advises brokers on Colorado Real Estate Commission and federal regulatory compliance matters.

As an estate and business planning attorney, Mr. Smeenk provides comprehensive estate and wealth planning services to individuals, families, and a variety of entities. Michael routinely drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills for clients. He also prepares asset protection and gifting vehicles such as LLCs, family partnerships, and complex trusts. Professionals from a wide range of industries have relied on Mike’s guidance and expertise when buying or selling their businesses.

Mr. Smeenk’s experience in drafting and implementing estate plans provides valuable insight when working through probate estate and trust administrations. In these types of proceedings, Michael represents personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries to ensure that post-death matters are administered accurately and in compliance with Colorado law.

Before practicing law full time, Mr. Smeenk gained practical business and management experience in advancing from an Intern to Vice President / Corporate Counsel role with a music production company. Michael believes that the role of an effective attorney is to find practical real-world solutions for clients, not to unnecessarily overcomplicate things. When he’s not in the office, Mike’s probably out for adventures with his family and dogs.

  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2007
    • University of Colorado Law Review: Casenote and Comment Editor
  • B.S., State University of New York College at Geneseo
    • Business Administration, cum laude, 2000
  • Colorado and Boulder Bar Associations
  • Boulder County Estate Planning Council
  • Boulder County Pro Se Probate Clinic Volunteer
  • Colorado Real Estate Commission Annual Update class
  • Probate and Trust Administration for REALTORS®
  • Statutory Restrictions on Private Lending (Boulder County Bar Association)
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    Mike Smeenk is an attorney in the law firm of Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. His practice areas include Estate PlanningTrust and Estate AdministrationReal Estate, and CorporationsContact Mike Smeenk.

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