Effective representation begins with ensuring I am more than just a lawyer; but rather, after listening intently and understanding a client’s needs, their counsel. I strive to advance client interests before a dispute arises through strategic planning and negotiation. When required, however, clients can trust that I will act as an effective advocate on their behalf.

Bio

During his tenure as a real estate, business, and environmental attorney, Chris has gained diverse transactional and dispute resolution experience. He advances his clients’ interests long before a dispute arises through strategic planning, development of risk mitigation systems, and sound counsel. Chris’ ability to anticipate issues and natural disposition towards creative problem solving make him a particularly effective and pragmatic transactional attorney; saving his clients time and money. He often serves as the architect of a deal and works with his clients to maximize value post-closing. 

Prior to joining the firm, Chris owned a successful law practice emphasizing real estate development and investing, real estate conveyances, land use, construction, environmental best practices, due diligence, and general business transactions. In this capacity, Chris often served as de-facto corporate counsel to businesses, nonprofits, and individuals developing a new venture. As a former business owner, Chris is uniquely prepared to offer counsel that integrates pragmatic solutions when the letter of the law falls short. Licensed to practice in both Colorado and Michigan, Chris has a wide array of experience representing the private sector, advocating for public and nonprofit interests, and working to close the gap between business and government in heavily regulated industries. 

Whether a business entity, shareholder, member, individual, or otherwise interested party, Chris listens intently to best serve his clients’ needs. He holds his relationships with clients in the utmost regard and firmly believes that effective representation begins with unrivaled attention to the same.

U.S. Green Building Council, Member
Urban Land Institute, Member

Open Space and Mountain Parks, Volunteer

“Higher Scrutiny: Due Diligence in Real Estate Investing” (2018)
“Dental Practice Transitions,” American Dental Society Continuing Education (2019)

  • Represents buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders, and borrowers in all phases of real estate ownership and development including acquisition of raw land, development, leasing, management, and disposition.
  • Represents landowners in transactions with photovoltaic and other renewable energy sources.
  • Represents professionals in administrative proceedings in Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”) enforcement actions.
  • Represents construction professionals in residential, commercial, and public-private projects.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest art museums in a land acquisition, securing the museum’s status as an exempt bona fide prospective purchaser and allowing it to acquire the parcel despite its registration as a CERCLA (“Superfund”) site.
  • Represented municipalities and nonprofits in environmental-based regulatory proceedings.

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