Real Estate

RWO has several of the most knowledgeable real estate attorneys in Colorado, and nearly all members of the firm who practice in this area have 20 or more years of legal experience. RWO attorneys represent owners, developers, lenders, landlords and tenants, handling issues associated with land development, condominium conversions, retail centers, office buildings, hotels, multi-family dwellings and industrial facilities, and every aspect of real estate law.

RWO advises lenders on development, construction and permanent financing issues, and serves as local counsel to out-of-state lenders. The firm handles commercial office and retail leasing transactions for landlords and tenants. RWO deals with land use planning and zoning agreements with municipalities and utility service providers. RWO also represents buyers and sellers of real estate throughout the transaction process.


  • Boundary Line Resolution
  • Broker Representation
  • Commercial/Residential Property Management
  • Commercial/Residential/Industrial and Resort Development
  • Common Interest Communities
  • Finance
  • Leasing/Landlord and Tenant Representation
  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Real Estate Commission Investigations and Compliance
  • Tax-deferred Exchanges
  • Title and Survey Examination and Resolution


  • Contracts for Owners/Architects/Contractors/Subcontractors

Real Estate Disputes

  • Leasing Disputes
  • Title and boundary line disputes
  • Eminent Domain

Foreclosures/Workouts & Restructuring/Receiverships

RWO’s foreclosure case experience includes receiverships and bankruptcies. The attorneys are familiar with the deeds in aid or deeds in lieu of foreclosure and other loan workout agreements, and judicial and public trustee foreclosures actions. Properties dealt with include office buildings, industrial buildings, retail centers, hotels, apartments and vacant land.

Special Districts

RWO attorneys have served as general counsel for numerous special districts in Colorado. The RWO special district practice focuses on legal issues including forming special districts, bond issues, elections, infrastructure and budgeting for special districts.

Sports Facilities & Stadium Management

RWO was legal counsel to the Denver Broncos Football Club in the development and operation of INVESCO Field at Mile High, now Sports Authority Field. The firm has continued to expand its expertise to become one of the few law firms nationwide that deals with legal matters pertaining to sports facilities and stadium development.

RWO’s attorneys have experienced the broad array of legal transactions pertaining to stadium development and operations including negotiation of public and private debt financing, the negotiation and preparation of leases, licenses, construction, architectural and design agreements, sponsorship agreements, and concession and other service provider agreements. RWO’s practice group is currently assisting clients in development of minor league baseball, basketball and hockey facilities in Colorado.

Zoning/Land Use

RWO has one of the most experienced zoning and land use planning practices in the state. The practice group addresses a variety of zoning and planning issues for residential builders and developers.  RWO attorneys understand the entire zoning and planning process from both the landowner’s and the government’s viewpoint. RWO’s practice group attorneys focus on residential subdivision matters, including negotiating contracts to purchase vacant land, establishing utility service, building infrastructure, and determining setbacks and easements.

RWO attorneys in this practice area include: