Lyons Gaddis is a professional community of highly qualified and self-motivated lawyers working in a variety of practice areas collaborating to provide exceptional service to the firm’s clients and to the communities in which they live and practice. Lyons Gaddis is home to some of the most well-respected practice groups and attorneys in northern Colorado in commercial transactional law, real estate, government practices, trusts and estates, water law, and civil litigation. Attorneys at all levels of experience work directly with Shareholders and clients, resulting in efficient and effective solutions for the firm’s clients, an open and collaborative workplace, and opportunities for Associates to grow and develop as attorneys.

As an attorney at Lyons Gaddis, you will gain hands on experience working directly with clients and closely with Shareholders and senior attorneys.  You will also help shape the culture and policies of the firm through involvement in internal firm committees. We have a transparent compensation model and an open book approach to the firm’s financial statements, as well as its business strategy and long-term goals.  At Lyons Gaddis, we strive to promote an atmosphere of openness and encourage an exchange of ideas and concerns.

Current Openings

Paralegal – Real Estate and Business Transactions

Position Summary: Lyons Gaddis is seeking a real estate and business transactional Paralegal to join our team in our Longmont, CO office. The ideal candidate will assist lawyers with project management, client communication, document drafting, research, and overall legal support. It requires a confident and professional individual with good organizational skills and writing ability, preferably with prior experience in the real estate industry. Lyons Gaddis offers an excellent benefits package and an opportunity to work in a challenging and collaborative environment. This position will begin on-site and may evolve into a two-day remote and three days in the office role.

Compensation: At Lyons Gaddis, Compensation is merit-based, as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act, and we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. Our good faith salary range for this position is $65,000 –80,000, and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage administrative aspects pertaining to acquisitions, sales and exchanges, and financing or refinancing of residential and commercial real estate.
  • Review and organize due diligence documents.
  • Obtain, review, and analyze title commitments, surveys, and related documents including resolving any underlying issues.
  • Prepare title and survey objection letters.
  • Draft organizational-specific documents including, but not limited to, resolutions and incumbency certificates.
  • Coordinate closings, including finalizing closing documents, coordinating execution with transaction parties, and preparing closing binders.
  • Research public records, as needed, to assist in data gathering.
  • Draft organizational documentation (including, but not limited to, operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, and bylaws) after entity creation.
  • Create and maintain minute books.
  • Calculate and monitor critical deadlines within transaction documents.
  • Handle file organization and maintenance.
  • Communicate effectively, professionally, and in a timely manner with attorneys, clients, and related parties.


  • Undergraduate degree and/or paralegal certificate required.
  • 2-5 years of real estate experience preferred. Experience with land use, construction, and real estate development is a plus.
  • Experience with title and survey reviews & closing checklists (beginning to end) is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate projects and cases for more than one attorney simultaneously.
  • Must cope professionally with demands from attorneys and remain calm under pressure.
  • Must conduct all business in a confidential manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Teams and Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and proactive business style required.

Water Attorney:

Lyons Gaddis has an immediate need for an attorney with a proven interest in Colorado water law to join its water team as an associate.

The individual who fills this position must have at least 4 years’ experience in Colorado water-related matters, including water court proceedings and water rights transactions.

Salary Range:

Compensation is merit-based, as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Our good faith salary range for this position is $110,000 – $130,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. The position includes the opportunity to earn an incentive bonus based on productivity, which could range from $0 to $25,000 or more.

If you want to join our team, please submit a cover letter and a resume to

Compensation & Benefits

We provide attorneys with a combination of generous compensation plus a comprehensive array of benefits.  Our current program consists of the following:


  • Competitive annual base salary
  • Generous objective incentive bonus
  • Industry leading 401K match up to 12.5% of compensation
  • “Take time as needed” paid time off policy
  • 8 paid holidays annually
  • Monthly stipend for CLE, technology, and business development


  • Choice of medical, dental and vision plans designed to fit individual needs, including coverage for dependents and spouse/domestic partners
  • Health savings account for eligible plan participants
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid leave for both females and males upon the birth or adoption of a new child
  • Pre-tax reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent care
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent daycare expenses
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Business casual attire year-round

Once you move beyond the simple comparison of annual salary to annual salary from one firm to another, we are quite confident you will see the benefits of a long-term career and that the total compensation package here exceeds that offered by our market competitors.


  • Associate/Shareholder mentor program
  • Firm paid continuing legal education
  • Involvement in firm retreats
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of practice groups
  • Early exposure to clients and opportunity for direct involvement in transactions, negotiations and litigation