David Greher’s practice focuses on local government law, primarily representing special districts as general counsel. Within this broad area, David’s specialties include public finance matters (including TABOR and all manners of borrowing money), taxation (property taxes, sales taxes and tax increment financing), due diligence review, complex transactions, civil litigation and public-private partnership matters. A large component of David’s practice is assisting health service districts (formerly called hospital districts) with their local government legal matters. (David is happy not to practice health care law.)
Before joining Collins Cockrel & Cole in 2005, David practiced for nearly five years as a bond lawyer at both Kutak Rock’s Denver office and at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck. During this time, he represented Colorado special districts as bond and disclosure counsel; other clients included business improvement districts, water conservancy districts, home rule and statutory municipalities and counties, and urban renewal authorities. David also has several years of experience in both corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, as well as in complex civil litigation.
Since becoming a partner in 2007, David has worked on an estimated 150 financings (and counting), helped establish the first Special Improvement District within a Colorado special district (to levy special assessments), assisted with the first sales tax election and sales tax implementation by a Colorado metropolitan district, worked on transferring a County Hospital to a newly organized health service district, successfully assisted a client’s defense of a TABOR claim through trial and appellate courts, and drafted more TABOR Questions than he cares to recall, among other achievements. David has been a presenter at Special District Association conferences and in the SDA Newsletter on TABOR compliance, borrowing do’s and don’ts, and the unique challenges facing health service districts.
David received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996 where he was contributor and Notes Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1992 where he was an English and Political Science double major.
David’s formative years were spent in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he became an avid swimmer, soccer player and cruiser skier. Today, David continues to swim (more slowly), which he now intermixes with running (also slowly), practicing yoga (with surprising inflexibility) and still skiing the blue runs. David has three wonderful kids who are growing amazingly quickly.