Michael Kirtland is the managing partner of Kirtland & Seal LLC, in Colorado Springs, CO. His practice is concentrated in estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, elder law and tax issues related to these areas. as well as attorney ethics issues. He is a Registered Mediator with the Alabama State Bar. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a past-chair of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and BioEthics Group for the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section. He is a past-Council member of the Senior Lawyers Division and is a member of the Alternate Dispute Regulation Section, and a member of the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility. He is licensed in both Alabama and Colorado, and holds an LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Alabama Law School. He Is a past-chair of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and a member of the CBA's Ethics Committee.