Real Estate

At Welborn, we have extensive experience working with clients on real estate transactions, property development, land use and zoning matters. This experience is enhanced by a team that is experienced in government negotiations and procedures. We represent both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions, from small commercial leases to multi-state ranch property purchases, and large-scale property acquisition, development, and disposition. Welborn attorneys assist real estate developers and owners in a wide range of financing alternatives, 1031 like-kind exchanges, development agreements, construction contracts, and the structuring of various partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, and limited liability companies. Our real estate attorneys work closely with our litigation, estate planning, corporate, water, and environmental attorneys when representation of our clients requires expertise from other practice areas.

Welborn attorneys regularly work with local government land use officials and appear before county commissioners and city councils to resolve our clients’ land development issues. We work with consultants, land developers, mineral owners, and surface owners to reach creative and constructive solutions to the challenges associated with multiple land uses and compatible development. As a team we are actively involved in community affairs, and are knowledgeable and experienced in navigating complex regulatory and administrative procedures.


  • Acquisition of multi-family real estate properties located in Colorado, Oregon and Idaho
  • Due diligence for acquisition of the historic Vermejo Park Ranch, a 590,823 acre ranch located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado and negotiation of subsequent mineral development agreements on ranch property
  • Represented Front Range developers in the acquisition, development, and disposition of real property and related improvements
  • Represented client in purchase of land and water rights for an 80,000 acre Colorado ranch, negotiated timber management, water rights amendments, ranch management issues, and created conservation easement covering the property
  • Assisted owners and developers with construction, development, and design-build agreements, including the AIA A102-2017, A104-2017, A141-2014, and related agreements
  • Represented landlords and tenants regarding commercial, industrial, and retail leases
  • Represented client in sale of 2,500 acre Garfield County (Colorado) ranch and mineral rights
  • Represented clients in purchase of suburban, agricultural and mineral properties located in multiple Colorado counties and subsequent negotiation of mining royalties, oil and gas leases and land use issues
  • Represented clients in purchase of recreational acreage in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, involving a like kind exchange and federal land transfer
  • Represented real estate developer in negotiations with local governments and oil and gas operators for development of residential subdivisions in Adams and Weld Counties, Colorado
  • Represented entities in the aggregate business regarding the purchase, sale, and leasing of land for mining activities
  • Represents a Non-Profit Developer in the business formation, financing and other matters related to Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME Investment Partnership Program and other HUD affordable housing projects