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David Mersereau Pittinos

David Mersereau Pittinos

also known as Merc Pittinos

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Litigation, Business, Appeals

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About Me

Merc Pittinos focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and business litigation and represents clients throughout Colorado. 

In his real estate litigation practice, Merc focuses on helping developers and homeowners protect their property rights.  He frequently litigates disputes over boundaries, roads, easements, and leases.  He is the co-author of Adverse Possession after House Bill 1148 and has lectured about Colorado adverse possession law.  He also has represented multiple clients in disputes over water seepage from ditches and reservoirs.

In his commercial litigation practice, Merc focuses on corporate contract disputes.  He has litigated disputes between business partners over the ownership and control of companies, loans, contracts, and leases; he has defended clients against suits by competing businesses; he has represented developers in loan deficiency actions and foreclosures; and he has helped businesses protect their rights under contracts.

Merc helps to resolve real estate issues as a member of Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the City of Englewood, he sits on the Alumni Council for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and is a member of the International Right of Way Association.

He has represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration proceedings and has argued cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Merc is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Burns, Figa & Will, PC

6400 South Fiddler's Green Circle
Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2013
Student Leadership AwardUniversity of Denver2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBurns, Figa & Will, PC2004 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Right of Way AssociationMember2013 - Present
University of Denver Sturm College of LawAlumni Council2011 - Present
City of EnglewoodBoard of Adjustment and Appeals2011 - Present
University of Denver College of LawLRAP Committee2007 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hannon Law Firm, LLC v. Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLPN/A
Northern Lights v. RS Holding Company, LLC et al.N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Colorado Real Estate JournalIs adverse possession law in Colorado real estate dead?2014
Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section NewsletterAllen v. Steele: Use Caution in Giving Legal Advice to Prospective Clients2011
Colorado LawyerAdverse Possession After House Bill 11482008
The Colorado LawyerGordon L. Allott, Sr.2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Duke UniversityEnvironmental Science & PolicyA.B.1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Basics Plus Selected Advanced TopicsQuiet Title Actions2011
The Basics Plus Selected Advanced TopicsQuiet Title Actions2008