Since its founding in 1978, Collins Cockrel & Cole (CCC) has been a leader of law firms serving Colorado Special Districts. Jim Collins co-founded the Special District Association, and continues to serve as its Executive Vice President. Paul Cockrel played a major role in drafting the Special District Act and testifying on legislation affecting special districts; and CCC has drafted other significant legislation, including rewriting the election, Special District, and ﬁrefighter pension statutes.
CCC regularly oversees and supervises all aspects of legal matters related to the organization, governance, management, and service provision for Special District clients throughout Colorado. Services include elections, budgeting, contracting, regulations, and statutory and constitutional compliance. CCC is active in the organization of all forms of Title 32 districts, as well as municipal and county Assessment, Service, and Improvement districts. The Firm regularly assists Special Districts with the multi-district structures and inclusion and exclusion of territory, in both innovative and more common circumstances.
The Firm stands in the forefront of Special District consolidations and intergovernmental contracting arrangements, and has formed some of the largest and most successful consolidated Special Districts and Service Authorities in Colorado. CCC spearheads complex negotiations and, when necessary, litigation related to governmental business.