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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2013|
|Student Leadership Award||University of Denver||2004|
|Shareholder||Burns, Figa & Will, PC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Right of Way Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Alumni Council||2011 - Present|
|City of Englewood||Board of Adjustment and Appeals||2011 - Present|
|University of Denver College of Law||LRAP Committee||2007 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Northern Lights v. RS Holding Company, LLC et al.||N/A|
|Hannon Law Firm, LLC v. Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP||N/A|
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|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Is adverse possession law in Colorado real estate dead?||2014|
|Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section Newsletter||Allen v. Steele: Use Caution in Giving Legal Advice to Prospective Clients||2011|
|Colorado Lawyer||Adverse Possession After House Bill 1148||2008|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Gordon L. Allott, Sr.||2007|
|University of Denver College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Duke University||Environmental Science & Policy||A.B.||1996|
|The Basics Plus Selected Advanced Topics||Quiet Title Actions||2011|
|The Basics Plus Selected Advanced Topics||Quiet Title Actions||2008|