The real estate practice provides assistance in the negotiation and drafting of all types of real estate contracts. We provide regular assistance in drafting contracts to acquire commercial real estate, both developed and undeveloped. Additionally, we regularly provide review of residential purchase contracts. The firm has an active real estate practice in Vail, Colorado. As part of that practice, we provide service to residential real estate purchasers and sellers who have their primary residences and
businesses in other states and foreign countries. The firm is
familiar with all of the requirements that
the real estate buyer or seller from another state or country
must be familiar with when they are dealing in the real estate market in Colorado.
The firm regularly assists builders, developers, and individuals who are building residential or commercial structures in negotiating and drafting appropriate contracts to permit their projects to go forward in a timely and successful manner. The firm is familiar with the contracts recommended by the American Institute of Architects and can advise clients on the considerations that should be addressed when accepting or modifying an AlA contract.
The firm has broad experience in arbitrating and litigating construction-related contracts. The firm works frequently with the rules of the American Arbitration Association dealing with the Construction Industry. This experience gives the firm's lawyers a detailed understanding of the risk-shifting that the various sections of the AlA and similar contracts contemplate. That experience gives the firm a sound foundation to advise on these types of agreements.
Reported Cases: Construction Law
Financial Associates, Ltd v. G.E. Johnson Constr. Co., 723 P.2d 135 (Colo. 1986) (Accrual of construction defect claim under statute of limitations).
Financial Associates, Ltd v. G.E. Johnson Constr. Co., Inc., 694 P.2d 345 (Colo. App. 1984) (Accrual of construction defect claim under statute of limitations).
Medema Homes, Inc. v. Lynn, 647 P.2d 664 (Colo. 1982) (Damage calculation in home construction).
McIntire & Quiros of Colorado, Inc. v. Westinghouse Credit Corp., 576 P.2d 1026 (Colo. 1978) (Validity of mechanics’ lien).