Water Law

Water Law is complex.  Whether you are a rancher, developer, or new property owner, we can help you understand the complexities of Colorado Water Law.  Whether you are securing new water rights for your property or project, or protecting existing water rights against potential injury, we can help.  Our water law practice includes the following:

  • Applications for water rights
  • Augmentation Plans
  • Diligence Filings
  • Temporary Substitute Water Supply Plans
  • Statements of Opposition
  • Change-Of-Use Applications
  • Ground Water Issues
  • Well Permit Matters
  • Federal and State Court Litigation
  • Title Opinions for Water Rights
  • Due Diligence Research
  • Ditch Operating Agreements
  • Ditch and Water Line Easements

Road Access Easement Law

We assist clients with issues related to the use of roads and other access easements.  Our practice includes representation related to the following:

  • Deeded easements
  • Trespass
  • License Agreements
  • Access Agreements
  • Adverse possession
  • Prescriptive easement
  • Easement by necessity 
  • Quiet title actions




Debtor/Creditor Law and Collections

Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit.  We understand litigation is stressful, time-consuming, and expensive, and look for practical solutions to disputes while zealously preparing our clients' claims or defenses.  We represent clients in all Colorado County, District Courts, and Appellate Courts.  We also represent clients in U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Practice Areas

​​Business/Corporate Law (entity formation, contracts)

The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders' rights.  As a small business, we understand the importance of the bottom line. That’s why we’re committed to providing cost-effective business and legal solutions that can add value to your company. We’ll evaluate your needs, offer advice and counsel, and determine the most effective way to meet your goals.

We offer representation on the following business matters:

  • Business formations
  • S corporations
  • C Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Corporation
  • Partnerships
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Indemnification issues
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tradename Applications
  • Trademark Applications

Landlord/Tenant

We represent landlords in drafting and negotiating leases with residential and commercial tenants.  We also handle eviction actions on behalf of landlords and have several years experience litigating complex landlord tenant disputes in Colorado County and District Courts. 

Civil Litigation

Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit.  We understand litigation is stressful, time-consuming, and expensive, and look for practical solutions to disputes while zealously preparing our clients' claims or defenses.  We represent clients in all Colorado County, District Courts, and Appellate Courts.  We also represent clients in U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Probate

Our firm represents personal representatives and beneficiaries in probate matters.   

Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney)

Planning your family’s financial future raises a number of questions and issues: what’s the best way to protect your assets from taxes? Who will care for your minor children?  Who will take care of your needs if you become disabled? 

We analyze your objectives and needs, your current financial situation, tax issues and tax-planning opportunities. Consulting with tax experts, accountants, and financial planners, we create tailored estate plans including wills and trusts that protect your assets, taking advantage of allowances within the law that enable you to minimize taxes and the expense of probate and estate administration.

We can help you protect your assets and structure your estate plan to accomplish your goals and protect your family. We are available to assist with the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living wills
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Probate
  • Education trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Healthcare directives
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Business continuity plans
  • Private annuities
  • Gifting
  • Family Partnerships
  • Personal Residence Trusts
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax Returns

Real Estate/Land Use

Our real estate practice covers virtually all aspects of real estate law.  Whether you are buying or selling property, changing the manner or type of use for your current property, or developing a large tract or land, we can help.  Our real estate practice includes, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Contracts for Purchase or Sale (Commercial, Residential, Farm & Ranch (Agricultural), Vacant Land)
  • Leases (Commercial, Residential, Farm & Ranch (Agricultural), Vacant Land)
  • Contracts For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
  • Deeds of Trust, Mortgages and Promissory Notes
  • Foreclosures
  • Security Agreements
  • Loan and Collateral Security Documents
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters
  • Evictions
  • Financing
  • Land Use Planning & Development
  • Zoning, Subdivision & Platting Issues
  • Farm and Ranch Sales and Purchases
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Property Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Easement Issues
  • Home Owners Associations (HOA)
  • Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) Issues