Colorado’s local government and special district lawyers since 1978.
Collins Cockrel & Cole
Collins Cockrel & Cole is a team of dedicated, local government attorneys with a rich 40 year history of serving Colorado. Our experienced and specialized team focuses on providing a wide range of legal services to governmental entities throughout the state.
We serve as general counsel to over 200 Colorado special districts and municipalities and partner with clients to help solve their challenges related to all aspects of organization, governance, management, and provision of services. Our team’s experience extends to general and special counsel representation of municipalities, special districts and authorities, including: elections; water law and water rights; bonds, lease purchases and other local government financing; employment law; EEOC and administrative responses; administration; construction; fees and charges; condemnation; real property; legislative drafting; lobbying; and intergovernmental contracting.
We are Collins Cockrel & Cole. Your partner in Colorado.
Congratulations to Matthew P. Ruhland
Collins Cockrel & Cole is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Ruhland will become a Shareholder at the Firm effective January 1, 2020.
Matt joined the Firm in 2016 and has 12 years of experience providing general counsel representation to special districts, with a particular emphasis on assisting local governments, developers and property owners in organizing and utilizing special districts to finance, construct, manage and operate essential public services, utilities and infrastructure. In addition, Matt assists potential land purchasers with special district due diligence, including providing opinions on the standing of any related special district as well as the obligations and financial capacities of such special district as it relates to the development of the property.
Developer Districts & Formations:
Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the nation — adding over 91,000 residents in 2016. With fast growth comes rapid development. We work directly with developers and managers to help position new residential and commercial development projects effectively. We’re in the business of making sure developments are set up properly and legally. See how we can help move your project forward with confidence.
Local Government Entities:
Our unique proficiency in elections, budgeting, contracting, regulatory, finance, employment law, and statutory and constitutional compliance ensures that your needs are met regardless of your size, location, or other unique requirements. We can tackle complex projects for all types of Colorado local governments.