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Probate Litigation:  Disputes relating to estates and trusts, defense of fiduciary conduct including trustees and personal representatives, claims by beneficiaries against estates and trusts, and disputes between beneficiaries under both trusts and wills

Litigation, including: Commercial Litigation, Construction litigation, and Mechanic's Liens

Business law, including: Counseling in various business matters, small business representation, Sale and purchasing of businesses, Corporate formation, Partnership formation, Limited Liability Company formation, and dissolution of these types of business entities

Real Property Law: Commercial sales/purchases, Residential sales/purchases

Appellate work: In both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Colorado

Description of Legal Practice:

   Practice focuses on civil and probate litigation which involves providing legal representation for individuals, beneficiaries, trustees, personal representatives and businesses in court, arbitration or mediation. Practice includes commercial business cases and construction cases for both the individual and for small and large businesses. Included in that practice is recovery using mechanic's liens as well as public works claims when dealing with a public entity. Part of practice includes a general civil practice of small business representation, real property transactions which include the buying and selling residential properties, and acquisition and sale of commercial properties. In more recent years, practice involved in several complex cases involving probate disputes between beneficiaries and trustees.  In the course of representing businesses and individuals, experience in representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including defense of bankruptcy adversary actions (actions brought while a debtor is in bankruptcy)

Types of cases previously handled: 

Of the many types of cases handled, representative cases are:

Probate disputes:  Pursuit of trustee misconduct, defense of trustee conduct, both cases involving sizeable estates

Litigation: Defense of a subcontractor relating to the large concrete parking structures (8 day arbitration hearing), suit against developer for faulty roads in a condominium complexes, negligence claims for construction of office buildings and sizeable homes in Boulder County, mechanic's liens cases from both claimants' and owners' perspectives (one shopping center with $1.2 million in liens filed), creditor claims in bankruptcy; involving a multitude of litigation over the course of two years relating to bankruptcy fraud and abuse of bankruptcy system

Real Estate: Representing sellers of homes through Realtors™ or "for sale by owner", representing purchasers of homes, real property litigation relating to fence line disputes and adverse possession claims, fraudulent conveyance claims (where debtor attempts to hide assets from collection), defense of and bringing of claims relating to misrepresentation of facts relating to the condition of real property sold

Business Law: Sale of large retail and wholesale stores, sale of bakery and restaurants, formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, review and negotiation of business leases

Appellate cases, examples: Involving City of Boulder Solar Access Ordinance, involving sealing of criminal records, involving sale of windows in a commercial setting, involving improper conversion by bank of collateral held, involving priority given to attorney's lien over perfected security interest, involving denial of trial on accord and satisfaction, involving refusal of court to allow amendment of pleadings, involving fraudulent conveyance, involving foreclosure on judgment lien, and involving redemption of tax liens by devisee of owner

Education:

Undergraduate: University of Florida - Bachelor of Science - March 1977 - Graduated Phi Beta Kappa

Law school: University of Florida - Juris Doctor - June 1980

Professional Associations: Colorado Bar Association and Boulder County Bar Association

Colorado attorney registration no. - 11314

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