News and Insights

On April 7th, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 86 into law, drastically increasing Colorado’s homestead exemption to $250,000 for most individuals and $350,000 for older and disabled Coloradoans, in addition to broadening what constitutes a homestead in Colorado, granting using cars, trailers, RVs, tents, and other non-traditional residences as home exemptions for those dwellings. The […]

Weld County Land Use Changes (2020)

Current and future landowners of real property within unincorporated portions of Weld County will soon have a new comprehensive plan along with new zoning and subdivision codes to consider when planning for potential uses and possible division of their lands. On November 9, 2020, the Weld County Commissioners heard the final reading of County Ordinance […]

Colorado has four statutory deeds: General Warranty Deed, Special Warranty Deed, Quit Claim Deed, and Bargain and Sale Deed. Historically, General Warranty Deeds were the most prevalent and preferred since they grant the broadest protection for buyers as their sellers are warranting the title to the real property since the beginning of time. Special Warranty […]

Lyons Gaddis Covid-19 Alert This Alert is one in a collection of articles created by Lyons Gaddis in our effort to get important information to our clients regarding the effect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States.  This Alert focuses on the transfer of C-BT water by the NCWCD.  April 10, 2020 […]

ALERT: Force Majeure and Commercial Leases

Lyons Gaddis COVID-19 Alert This Alert is one in a collection of articles created by Lyons Gaddis in our effort to get important information to our clients regarding the effect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States.  This Alert focuses on landlords and tenants who are dealing with closures and other challenges […]

If you own and rent-out real estate, chances are you have had to deal with a difficult tenant.  Recent changes in the eviction laws may affect how you remove a tenant who has breached your lease agreement. Importantly, in Colorado, the only way to legally remove a tenant who is in default of a lease […]

The Road to OZ Passes Through Colorado Tax Windfall, Opportunity Zones and Real Estate Investment By Cameron A. Grant on January 26, 2020 Opportunity Zones, the buzz words of the real estate industry of late, are on the minds of many.  If you are involved in real estate and have not heard of Opportunity Zones, […]

Following the ruling in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, a property owner may bring a claim in federal court for a violation of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment as soon as the government takes private property for public use without paying for it, overruling established precedent that a property owner must exhaust […]

If you can’t bring LA to the water, you bring the water to LA…– Roman Polanski’s Chinatown dramatizes the so-called “California Water Wars”. I have yet to see Jack Nicholson roaming the plains of Northern Colorado but the factors that drove and challenged growth in Southern California in the late 1930s now take shape in Northern Colorado.  […]