Paul has practiced extensively in the area of public finance, infrastructure development and general special district law. His practice also involves related specialties, including environmental and water law. Paul’s practice is state-wide but has particularly been focused on several large Metro Denver redevelopment projects, including Stapleton, the former Gates plant site at Broadway & I-25, and Flatiron Crossing. Paul believes that the Denver metropolitan growth area in particular, and Colorado in general, provide perfect opportunities for integrating public finance and infrastructure development and have made Colorado the most vibrant and attractive state in the Nation. Paul and other Collins Cockrel & Cole attorneys have the experience and skills to support our clients in accomplishing this work. More to the point, Paul brings a creative approach to complex projects. His style is not “one-size-fits-all” but individual for what the project or representation requires and the public financing options available for these purposes.
As one of the founding members of Collins and Cockrel (and later, Collins Cockrel & Cole), Paul has been practicing in the special district area his entire career. Paul was one of the principal authors of the recodification of Title 32 district statutes (known as House Bill 1320 or the “Special District Act”) and has been involved as a lobbyist in support of other laws affecting special districts and governmental entities in Colorado. Among other public service assignments, Paul represented the Special District Association before the Interim Committee of the General Assembly studying special districts and also worked on an interagency task force codifying governmental immunity. He has spoken at sever topical seminars involving special districts and related governmental subjects.
Paul graduated from the University of Denver and the University of Denver College of Law. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Federal Bar. He has served on various bar association committees, including the committee on government law. He also has served on the boards of a national bank, art non-profits and on a Community Advisory Group appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
For fun, Paul is the organizer and promoter of the intra-office standup paddle board trials, which, along with mountain biking and anything wine, are some of his favorite free-time activities.