We work to protect and distribute one of Colorado’s most precious, natural commodities.
With extensive experience in water rights matters, we assist clients with acquiring, evaluating and adjudicating new water rights, as well as protecting and perfecting existing water rights. We are involved in all phases of water rights litigation, from out-of-court negotiations all the way to participating in Colorado Supreme Court proceedings. Our clients include both governmental and private entities who own, or are looking to obtain or sell, water rights.
Our attorneys include a former hydrologist and a former civil engineer, allowing us a comprehensive understanding of water rights and the use of water in Colorado. We can assist with complex augmentation and replacement plans, changes of water rights, as well as statewide and local issues confronting water users on the East Slope, West Slope, and within smaller regions of Colorado. Our successes include navigating administrative and water accounting disputes with the State Engineer, obtaining state and federal permits for water projects, and completing numerous purchase and sale transactions involving water rights and related property rights.
We also regularly participate in legislative efforts involving water law to effect positive change for our clients as an alternative to litigation.
Current clients include:
- The Consolidated Mutual Water Company
- Evergreen Metropolitan District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- Town of LaSalle
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District
- Snowstorm Sand & Gravel Company
- Valley at Winter Park Water District