Based on my years of experience on all sides of real estate development, I can look at a project and anticipate the issues and opportunities to create solutions and strategies that always keep projects moving forward.


With more than three decades in land use, entitlements, and real estate law, Jack has substantial experience representing his clients in all stages of real estate development projects. A former land planner with a master’s degree in city planning, Jack’s clients benefit from his extensive experience and relationships with city, county, and special district officials.

Jack represents landowners, developers, and local governments in the full range of land use development entitlements including, zoning, subdivisions, annexations, and condemnation. He also has experience with oil and gas surface use agreements, water acquisition, development guidelines, general real estate and strategic guidance, and consulting to landowners and developers. When necessary, Jack represents clients in real estate-related litigation or appeals.

Whether helping to secure an entitlement or navigate land use litigation, Jack uses a pragmatic approach to get his clients the desired outcome as efficiently and effectively as possible. Jack's background as a land planner and prior experience in local government makes him particularly effective in obtaining his clients’ development objectives in complex and challenging projects. Due to his extensive knowledge and reputation, Jack is a frequent speaker on entitlement, land use, and real estate matters.

  • Represented landowners holding a 12,000 acre assemblage down to owners seeking variance requests on a single lot and everything in between
  • Worked as special counsel for local governments on various land use issues
  • Experience appearing before district courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court on land use related matters
  • Experience working with city councils, boards of county commissioners, boards of adjustment, planning commissions, regional governments and special districts throughout the state in representing his developer clients
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • South Metro Denver Chamber
    • Economic Development Group, Board of Advisors, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Real Estate Law (2021 - Present)
    • Litigation - Real Estate (2021 - Present)
  • American Jurisprudence Award
    • Environmental Law
  • Martindale- Hubbell AV Preeminent rated
  • “Land Use Litigation- Filing a C.R.C.P. 106(a) (4) Action,” Colorado County Attorneys Association (June 6, 2013)

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