Mike is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1987. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Bell is a former prosecutor with the Assistant States Attorney office for Montgomery County, Maryland and a member of the Montgomery County and Maryland State Bar Associations. Prior to co-founding Closeline, Mr. Bell practiced law with the real estate law firm Selzer and Roberge in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mr. Bell is an avid web designer and is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of Closeline’s proprietary web-based software platform. All of Mr. Bell’s designs are structured to foster Closeline’s National Closing and Escrow Platform. He also directed the overall design of Closeline’s Appraisal Management Software System. Mr. Bell also serves on an advisory board to Branch Banking and Trust (“BB and T”) which assists that bank in creating system operational efficiencies for national escrow clients as well as other multistate businesses. Mr. Bell is an avid pilot and is a member of the AOPA.