Michael Dowd


“Patience is a key element of success.”

Bill Gates

Mike is a Tax Shareholder/Director focused on providing accounting and tax services to the Colorado real estate and oil and gas industry.

In his role, Mike is responsible for providing tax planning, compliance and optimization services designed to ensure clients meet reporting deadlines while reducing their overall tax liabilities. He provides guidance on accounting best practices on complex accounting issues that many oil and gas companies face including revenue from operations, sale or the sub-lease of property. Mike also helps direct commercial and residential real estate companies with tax transaction structuring and 1031 exchanges.

Prior to Hanson & Co, Mike worked in positions in both private industry and public accounting. He served as a Controller for a real estate developer, mortgage company and Assistant Vice President for a regional bank. His depth of experience allows him to bring a unique perspective to clients. While his experience his impressive, it’s his focus on asking high quality questions and becoming intimately involved with the details that clients appreciate most about him. Armed with this information he is able to custom tailor their financial story for investors, creditors and more.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science from CU Boulder, Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from CU Denver. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of CPAs. Outside of the office, Mike is involved with various community and charitable organizations.


  • Holds a CPA certificate in Colorado
  • Colorado Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)



  • Masters of Accounting, Colorado University – Boulder
  • Masters in Business Administration, Colorado University of Denver
  • BS Accounting, Colorado University – Boulder