“For the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients on all types of tax and estate planning matters. Despite the differences in each case, I know that they all seek and deserve peace of mind – something I strive to achieve with all my clients.”
Education & Bar Admissions
- Juris Doctor – Seton Hall University School of Law, 2003-2006
- Bachelor’s of Science, Psychology – Brigham Young University, 1997-2001
- Bar Admissions: Colorado Bar 2007
- Denver Business Journal’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms, 2016 Edition
- A+ Rated by the BBB, Robinson & Henry, P.C.
Publications & Speaking Events
- Presenter, Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference, “Tax Debt Resolutions: Navigating Issues Related to Employment Taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty,” 2017
- Co-presenter, Apartment Association of Metro Denver Small Building Owners Council, “Entities, Trusts and Insurance,” 2017
- Speaker, Dinner in White, 2017
- Speaker,Taxes Under Trump Event, 2017
- Speaker, Servicios de la Raza, “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation,” 2017
- Colorado Bar Association
English and Spanish
“We just got our wills, POAs and living wills completed by Michael Hanchett. Michael was extremely professional, very patient and the documents were much more extensive than the one’s we already had. He took the time to understand our specific needs and when it came to review and signing, everything was clearly explained without any pressure. We are extremely satisfied and plan to use the firm again when the need arises.”
As the son of an Army Chaplain, Michael grew up throughout the United States and overseas, including Hawaii, Germany and Chile. Drawing from these experiences, Michael’s familiarity with cultural diversity allows him to successfully interact, understand and represent his diverse set of clients.
Early in his career, Michael specialized in construction defect litigation, successfully representing many types of clients, such as Fortune 500 companies, general contractors, developers and insurers. From there, Michael took a yearlong sabbatical, becoming the VP of an online sales and consulting company, so that he could better understand business tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions. During his time there, the company grew exponentially from 25 employees to over 100 and quickly became a multi-million dollar operation.
Deciding to take his new-found knowledge to a different area, Michael returned to practice law in 2009 for one of the nation’s largest tax debt resolution and business restructuring firms. There, Michael successfully negotiated hundreds of resolutions with the IRS and state taxing authorities and expanded his client base to include individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability companies and large corporations.
Now at Robinson & Henry, Michael is the lead tax and estate planning attorney in the Colorado Springs office, working with both individuals and business owners. When Michael is not in the office helping his clients, he is volunteering for Boy Scouts of America or cheering on his four boys from the sidelines, as a consummate coach and fan.