The firm recently prevailed in an arbitration hearing brought on behalf of Rocky Mountain Custom Homes, Inc. RMCH is a well known custom home builder in the south Denver area who has also built several “Parade of Homes” residences. The claim was against a homeowner who failed to pay $300,000 in costs in connection with the construction of his $1.2 million custom home. The homeowner had alleged that the work was not authorized and/or the work did not meet reasonable … Continued
Cases and Transactions
Bruce Smith settled with the Town of Parker on acquisition of a client’s raw land for extension of its parks and open space system. After lengthy negotiation the Town agreed to pay the value concluded by the landowner appraiser selected by Mr. Smith, at $3.5 million.
Bruce Smith and Lee Darling won a $555,000 verdict in Denver District Court on a legal malpractice case against a prominent Colorado real estate firm. The case involved a complicated commercial real estate transaction in which DMSL proved the clients’ prior law firm failed to put in place important protections in the purchase documents. After entry of the verdict the case was then settled for $771,000 with the inclusion of costs and statutory interest. The firm also separately sued the … Continued
The firm prevailed recently in defending a widow in an estate action brought by a supplier of her husband’s business. The District Court in Park County held that account obligations of the husband’s business after his death could not be collected against the estate unless it affirmatively took over the operation of the business or assumed the obligations. Since neither applied, the court held the estate could only be held liable for obligations pre-death, resulting in a substantial financial victory … Continued