Bill has over 14 years of experience in commercial and consumer collection law, including obtaining judgments, foreclosing judgment liens, locating, seizing and garnishing assets, perfecting and enforcing security interests and lien rights, and collateral repossession/replevin and other UCC compliance issues. Bill also represents contractors, suppliers, equipment rental companies and project owners in construction collection disputes, including mechanics’ lien claims, claims on state and federal public works projects, payment and performance bond claims, and claims under the Colorado Trust Fund Statute. Bill’s high profile clients have included Harley Davidson Credit, Eaglemark Financial Services, Snap-on Credit, Sunbelt Rentals, Wachovia Bank, Discover Bank, Zions First National Bank and AT&T Corp. Bill is also a Member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA).
Bill’s practice also focuses on real estate, construction law and workers’ compensation. On the real estate side, Bill has extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers in seller property disclosure, earnest money and other disputes arising in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, as well as in handling landlord/tenant matters where he represents residential and commercial property owners, and tenants, in all phases of the eviction process. On the construction side, Bill handles mechanics’ lien litigation and construction defect cases.
Bill is one of a team of very experienced lawyers at Darling Milligan Smith & Lesch, P.C. who work together to draw from all aspects of the law to solve the client’s legal problem. This team approach places emphasis on really studying the case up front to ensure that the client always maintains the tactical advantage and achieves desired results.
Bill is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in finance, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Bill has spent his legal career practicing in Denver and spends his spare time in the mountains, biking, fly fishing and skiing.
Licensed since 1998
Hourly ($225-260/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
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|WY||Authorized to practice law||1998||05/30/2015|
|Attorney||Darling Milligan Smith & Lesch, PC 2007||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Murray Franke Greenhouse List & Lippitt LLC||2002 - 2006|
|Associate||Hall & Evans, LLC||1998 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Know seller property disclosure and other disclosure standards||2012|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Mechanics' liens, other mechanisms for Construction project payment||2011|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Evicting a tenant for "Substantial Violation"||2011|
|Colorado Green Magazine||Mechanics' Lien could reduce losses||2011|
|Colorado Real estate Journal||Proposed legislation would require "pre-lien" notice to preserve lien rights||2011|
|ASA-Colorado Subcontractor Report||The Colorado Trust Fund Statute - leveraging a contractor for payment with personal liability, treble damages and attorneys' fees||2010|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Arizona State University||N/A||B.S.||1991|
|Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado||Construction project payment, liens and contract drafting issues||2012|
|Contract Study Group||Implied warranties in construction contracts||2011|
|Contract Study Group||Retainage on construction projects||2010|