Real Estate Advice for Homeowners, Investors and Businesses

We can help you with each step of the real estate process from buying your first home and investing in a commercial business to selling a property.

Purchases and Sales

We provide legal advice through every step of the real estate process, from the initial negotiations through closing.  We can draft a customized purchase agreement for you, or evaluate a purchase agreement from a potential purchaser.  We have experience working with both residential and commercial real estate, including the purchase and sales of businesses.  We have experience with commercial and private real estate investing, and can address customized financing in complex real estate transactions.  Joslyn Wood has helped private investors, lendors and small businesses purchase, finance and sell real estate.  Kelcey Nichols has worked with clients to purchase bed and breakfasts.

Due Diligence

We help our residential and commercial clients through every step of due diligence, from title review to evaluating surveys and development potential.

Title Commitments and Title Insurance

Title issues that often arise include: easements, boundary discrepancies, and severed mineral rights. We can review a title commitment for property you wish to purchase, and help you address and resolve any title issues before closing.

Easements

Need an easement? Need to formalize the use of a road based on a “handshake deal”? We have experience crafting easement agreements.

Water

We can advise you regarding water rights included with a property, and the necessary steps to validate and transfer ownership. On complex water matters, we have the option of associating with Peter Nichols, a preeminent water attorney (and Kelcey’s father) to provide our clients with the best possible services and value.

Mineral Rights

It is common for the mineral estate to be severed from the surface estate in this area of Colorado.  We can advise you on what that means, including the potential risks and options. We can also recommend additional title insurance to protect your property in the event that the mineral rights are exercised.

Leases

Need advice on a commercial or residential lease? The devil is often in the details on these documents. Particularly in a commercial lease, it is important to know what the actual costs included and excluded from the lease. We draft, review and negotiate leases on behalf of our clients. We represent both landlords and tenants in disputes concerning leases.

Litigation

We have successfully resolved disputes over property ownership, easements, and other real estate matters for our clients. We have also obtained favorable settlements for our clients.

Roaring Fork Valley

We work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and on the Western Slope (Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass, Aspen, Crawford, Paonia). We also have clients throughout Colorado.