A Closer Look
My practice of 19 years is focused on complex, real estate litigation. My primary areas of expertise, however, are eminent domain, land use, special district, and real estate related litigation. I represent landowners in urban, rural and mountain resort areas in a variety of contexts including urban renewal, open space, highway and other public facility acquisitions, with particular expertise in redevelopment, industrial and special purpose properties. I have successfully challenged public purpose and defended competing public purposes cases. While I have tried numerous valuation and real estate cases to juries, courts and commissioners, I also spend a substantial amount of time in pre-litigation counseling and negotiations to obtain the best results for my clients. On the government side, I have represented special districts and pipeline companies in acquisitions using eminent domain. In addition to eminent domain, other areas in which I have considerable experience include special district litigation, homeowner association litigation, quiet title and adverse possession actions, easement disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, property tax appeals, and representing landowners and developers in disputes regarding development rights. I enjoy all matters involving complex real estate and valuation problems and advocating for my clients to obtain the best result.