Dean C. Hirt

Associate

dhirt@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4461

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Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2013
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 2012
    • Dean's List, 2010-2012
  • University of Wyoming, M.A. in Environment and Natural Resources, 2012
  • Colorado State University, B.A., 2007

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado

Dean C. Hirt

Dean C. Hirt practices water rights law, civil litigation, and tax law. As a fourth generation Colorado native, he understands how rights to water and natural resources are affected by challenging policy considerations. Dean has worked with ditch companies, businesses, municipalities, and individuals on a variety of water matters involving the adjudication of both surface and groundwater rights, absolute and conditional water rights, changes of water rights, exchanges, augmentation plans, findings of reasonable diligence and to make absolute, and correcting water rights decrees. Dean has also litigated civil matters involving the alteration of ditches and ditch easements.

Dean’s transactional experience includes performing due diligence on water rights including title research, and drafting and negotiating water leases, water carriage and storage agreements, and water deeds. Additionally, Dean has assisted clients with including their lands within the boundaries of water conservancy districts.

Prior to joining the firm, Dean served as law clerk to The Honorable Chief Judge James Hartmann of the 19th Judicial District Court and Division 1 Water Court. During his clerkship, Dean was exposed to over two hundred civil litigation and water cases, gaining valuable research, writing, and trial experience. While in law school, Dean was the comment editor for the Wyoming Law Review, received the Excellence in Advocacy Award, and received a Master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources. After completing law school, Dean received an advanced tax law degree from the New York University School of Law. While at NYU, Dean focused on building a diverse tax background and gained in-depth knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code.