More and more clients moving their legal work from large firms to firms like Darling Milligan Horowitz…

www.law360.com report favoring midsize firms for outside work

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Adjunct Professor

Bob Horowitz recently taught again as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. He has also closed over $80 million in transactions in just the past 18 months for one of Colorado’s oldest institutions.

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New HOA manager licensing: Commission proposes new rules

HOA Mgr Licensing

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Employee Housing: Normal eviction process may not apply.

5.6.15-5.19.15 – CREJ Article – Employee Housing

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Commercial Broker Liens.

Commercial Broker Liens

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Defaults: Collecting payment deficiency from a guarantor

Defaults Collecting payment deficiency from a guarantor July 2013

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Mechanics’ lien could reduce losses

Mechanics-Liens_Sept2011 (Colo Green)

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DMSL Prevails in Builder’s Suit Against Homeowner

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 construction standards. Rick Lesch and Lee Darling tried the case on behalf of RMCH. The arbiter awarded RMCH judgment against the landowner in the amount of $287,670.

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DMSL Continues to Achieve Favorable Results for Landowner-Clients in Condemnation Actions

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.

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Big Victory for Client in Malpractice Suit

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 mortgagee of the property to enforce a settlement agreement and prevailed in obtaining judgment and attorney fees.

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