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Brian K. Matise Appointed to Aurora City Council Committee

By Burg Simpson

January 8, 2018  

Burg Simpson has a long history of civic and community involvement. Shareholder Brian K. Matise continues that commitment this year by serving on the Aurora City Council’s Citizens’ Advisory Budget Committee on behalf of newly installed Aurora City Councilwoman Allison Hitz. This committee is designed to study all phases of the city’s budget and make appropriate recommendations to the council.

Brian will be sworn in Jan. 8 and will serve through Allison’s term, until November 2021.

Brian K. Matise’s legal experience includes all aspects of general civil practice with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, mass tort product liability litigation, special district and homeowner association law, and insurance coverage litigation. Brian has successfully tried over a dozen cases to a jury verdict or judgment, and obtained several million dollars in settlements for clients.

Brian has represented special districts and homeowners associations both as general counsel and in litigation against developers. Brian obtained a jury verdict and judgment against the former developer and President of two Colorado metropolitan districts, invalidating several million dollars of contracts and a personal liability judgment against the developer. The judgment was upheld on appeal, which Brian argued. Brian also successfully brought a quo warranto action on behalf of about 50 homeowners to replace an illegal Board of Directors of a metropolitan district with residents lawfully appointed by the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners. Brian was successful in that action despite the refusal of the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office to bring the action.

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