Matt Ruhland’s current practice focuses on assisting local governments, developers and property owners in the organization and utilization of special districts to provide for the financing, construction, management and operation of essential public services, utilities and infrastructure.

Once organized, Matt provides ongoing representation for special districts in all aspects of their operations and funding, including compliance with local government law and counsel in relation to governmental construction projects. 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. Prior to joining Collins Cockrel & Cole, Matt spent nearly 9 years at a firm that specialized in special district organization and representation.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. Matt’s community involvements include sitting on the boards of the Jefferson Park United Neighbors and YouthRoots, as well as serving as president of the Designer Volleyball League (non-profit league focused on design and real estate professionals).