Class Details

Probate & Trust Estates

In this 3-hour class, you will learn from a Real Estate Attorney how Probate can affect your real estate transaction.

Topics Covered Include:

1. Primer on holding title to property and how assets pass at death

2. Describe the probate process in Colorado

3. Discuss real estate in probate

4. Review non-probate real estate transfer options

5. Common traps and pitfalls

6. A little planning can make things much easier when someone dies

3 CE Credits
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Probate & Trust Estates
1 Environmental Way
Broomfield, CO 80021

About Your Instructor

Michael 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.