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Real Estate & Land Use Litigation – Colorado Commercial Litigation Lawyer

While it might not be as torrid as the state’s residential sector, Colorado’s commercial real estate market is robust. Driven by a strong job market, commercial construction is struggling to keep pace with demand. The three primary sectors of Colorado’s commercial real estate market appear to be healthy, according to the CBRE report:

  • Industrial: The state’s industrial real estate market, including warehouse space, boasts a 5 percent vacancy rate, which is up slightly but still strong.
  • Retail: Despite the fact that the retail and restaurant sectors have struggled nationally, this type of space remains hard to come by in Colorado. The market enjoys a 5.6 percent vacancy rate.
  • Office: Demand for office space started slowly this year, according to CBRE’s research, but it’s starting to bounce back, especially in downtown Denver. The statewide vacancy rate for office space sits at 12.8 percent.

Regardless of what kind of commercial real estate your company is involved with, Burg Simpson’s experienced Colorado commercial litigation lawyers can help. We have experience in handling disputes arising from real estate transactions and events affecting property, including purchase and sale contracts, insurance, environmental contamination, construction, land use, zoning, and boundary or surveying disputes. Our attorneys advise and represent clients in all aspects of real estate disputes, including, for example, failed real estate transactions, easements, rights of way, nuisance claims, zoning, and leases.

If your company is caught up in a dispute over real estate or land use, call 303-792-5595 to discuss your case with a Colorado commercial litigation attorney at Burg Simpson as soon as possible.

Commercial real estate transactions are incredibly complicated. Mistakes can be costly. Sometimes, real estate transactions fall apart or must be enforced. We can help with any of the following real estate situations:

  • Buy-sell agreements – We’ve represented both buyers and sellers in real estate deals.
  • Commercial leases – Burg Simpson has experience working with both tenants and landlords during negotiations.
  • Disputes – We have experience negotiating both construction and commercial real estate disagreements.
  • Inspections and assessments – Finally, we can help our clients sort through all of the various inspections that commercial real estate properties typically face.

Commercial real estate is an expensive, volatile market. Burg Simpson’s Colorado corporate litigation attorneys have handled hundreds of commercial real estate deals, from both sides of the table. If your company is looking to buy or sell a commercial property, don’t do anything without talking to a Colorado corporate litigation lawyer at Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595.

Litigation can arise from claims that zoning regulations have been violated or when seeking to overturn improper zoning. Zoning disputes can arise over issues such as:

  • Parking lots.
  • Building heights.
  • Signage.
  • Setback issues.

Our Colorado commercial litigation lawyers can work with local municipalities and help our clients navigate complex zoning issues. Call Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 to discuss your case with us today.

Every real estate transaction entails varying degree of disclosure among the parties. Disputes can arise both during and after the transaction, especially since Colorado law imposes fewer restrictions on the parties in a commercial real estate transaction. For example, Colorado commercial real estate sellers aren’t obligated to disclose defects as long as buyers are allowed to inspect the property in question. Nevertheless, sellers still have to be honest in any disclosures they make, otherwise, they risk charges of misrepresentation and/or fraud.

Our Denver corporate litigation lawyers are experienced in handling disputes arising from disclosure matters in real estate transactions. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

Real estate agents are a lot like doctors. They both have to comply with a standard of care. For real estate agents, that standard is stablished by real estate professionals in the state of Colorado, and within the rules and regulations promulgated by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. Like doctors, real estate agents who don’t can be sued for malpractice – or in the case of real estate – errors and omissions. Real estate agents can face litigation for:

  • Failure to disclose a property’s physical and structural problems.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Failure to validate a property listing’s veracity.
  • Failure to inform clients about property liens.
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act violations.

The business lawsuit lawyers at Burg Simpson have specialized experience in these areas, including failure to disclose adverse material facts, failure to advise clients to seek expert advice, and earnest money disputes. Contact Burg Simpson right away at 303-792-5595.

Burg Simpson is also a leading construction defect litigation firm serving condominium, townhouse, and homeowners associations. Colorado law defines a construction defect as any “defect in the design or construction of any improvement to real property that causes any damages to, or the loss of use of, real or personal property or personal injury.” Construction defects are classified as either patent (readily apparent or visible), or latent defects (those that aren’t clear). Common claims include:

  • Breach of contract.
  • Breach of express warranty.
  • Breach of implied warranties.
  • Negligence.
  • Misrepresentation.

Call Burg Simpson today to speak with one of our Denver corporate litigation lawyers. We can work with you on evaluating your case and show you the best way forward.

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Commercial real estate transactions are frequently more complicated than they appear. Problems can crop up in the form of title defects, mechanics liens, and cumbersome zoning regulations. Burg Simpson has decades of experience in handling commercial real estate cases. Don’t let arbitrary lender requirements or a volatile commercial real estate market threaten your business. The Denver corporate litigation lawyers at Burg Simpson can help. Please call right now at 303-792-5595 so we can ensure your company is protected and well-represented.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 October 4, 2017

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… Read more »

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding – Colorado commercial litigation lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 21, 2017

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding

On July 19, the Iowa Court of Appeals held that the results of an insurance appraisal are binding and conclusive against the insurance company. In Walnut Creek Townhome Ass’n v. Depositors Ins. Co., 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 722 (July 19, 2017), the court held that an appraisal award that determined the “amount of loss” to… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Tesla Liable - Denver Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 May 4, 2017

Was Tesla Liable?

When a product harms a consumer, the victim or surviving family has the right to file a product liability or a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal actions determine if the manufacturer of the product was negligent in designing, manufacturing or testing the product’s safety prior to release. When Tesla finally allowed the self-driving car onto… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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