The Sweet 16 round of opportunity zone proposed regs

Perhaps Treasury intentionally waited until after March Madness to release the long-awaited second round of proposed regulations on opportunity zones since the proposed regulations presents their


June 3, 2019

5 important changes for the new 2016 ALTA Commitment form

After a decade of use by real estate professionals, the American Land Title Association, the title trade association that creates and distributes forms used in real estate transactions, is decertifying


September 4, 2017
Hail on roof

Know Colorado’s roofing contract rules, penalties and protections

Summer in Colorado is notorious for damaging storms as well as other weather catastrophes. A building’s roof is always the first section of a property to battle the severe weather, which


July 30, 2017
US Capitol

Analyzing the potential impacts of proposed tax reform

Tax reform was a hot topic long before President Trump was elected. Both candidates’ tax proposals were something of constant debate. Now that President Trump is half a year into his presidency, there is


July 16, 2017

Colorado Supreme Court repairs defect in construction litigation law

The Denver metropolitan area has faced a historic low in affordable housing, in particular the construction of new condominiums. Construction defect litigation has widely been accepted as a


July 3, 2017

Bill blocks federal contractor ‘blacklisting law’

With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump has blocked former President Barack Obama’s executive order that would have required federal contractors and subcontractors to report labor and employment law violations when bidding on federal contracts. March 27, Trump signed a bill that passed Congress a few weeks earlier to disapprove the Fair Pay…


April 17, 2017

Update on construction defect laws

Colorado’s construction defect laws have experienced significant reforms dating back to 2001 when the Construction Defect Action Reform Act, commonly referred to as CDARA, was originally introduced. The 2017 Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly is no exception


April 10, 2017

How do you value a water right?

A water right can be an important and valuable piece of a real estate portfolio. In some locations along the Colorado Front Range, the water rights can be worth more than the underlying land. But just like other types of real estate, water rights are quite varied and can carry a wide


February 27, 2017

Proposed valuation regulations may affect real estate entities

Traditionally, estate planning for real estate ownership has taken advantage of the availability of discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability.


January 15, 2017

OSHA issues new walking/working surfaces, fall-protection standard

OSHA’s new rules could have a significant impact on Colorado’s commercial real estate community. While OSHA standards only apply to “employers,” they are not limited to the employers of the employees who are exposed to hazards.

Jennifer Hayes

January 1, 2017