I am a shareholder at Balcomb & Green, P.C. in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I represent private and public clients in the fields of natural resources, water, real estate, municipal, oil and gas, and land use development.
I am rated as a "Preeminent" attorney by Martindale-Hubbel (5.0/5.0) by my former and current clients, and as a "Distinguished" attorney ("BV") by my legal peers. I have authored several articles on natural resource, water, and land use law in Colorado.
My recent experience includes: the acquisition of a multi-million dollar ranch near Telluride with significant senior water right component and land use issues; representing the Colorado River Water Conservation District and other Western Slope interests including Eagle County for water rights purposes; representation of Public Service Company in opposition to change by a front range water company; representation of several landowners in the negotiation of oil and gas leases and surface use agreements; representation of energy companies to acquire water supplies in Garfield County; representation of senior water right owner in negotiation for 1866 Right of Way with the U.S. Forest Service; production of a title opinion from patent to present day for senior water rights near Eagle, Colorado; and various landlord-tenant disputes, both residential and commercial, including first chair winning a $60,000 judgment on behalf of a commercial landlord.
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I have not had the pleasure of working with Mr. Lee on any legal matters, but I have had the honor of knowing him as an individual and a friend. Mr. Lee is truly dedicated to the law and the combination of his drive and determination and legal intellect sets him apart from others in his field.
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Chad is an intelligent and practical attorney whose knowledge of, and involvement in, his community are invaluable when dealing with local government or on matters of statewide or national concern. He demonstrates strength and creativity in both transactional and litigation related work, and is well regarded by fellow attorneys.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Young Professional of the Year||Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, Roaring Fork Young Professionals||2010|
|Best Brief - Appellate Moot Court||Lewis and Clark Law School||2005|
|Associate||Balcomb & Green, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Leavenworth & Karp, P.C.||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Reilly, Pozner & Connelly, P.C.||2006 - 2006|
|Intern||Patrick Miller & Kropf, P.C.||2005 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Bonneville Power Administration||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Roaring Fork Young Professionals||President||2010 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Ninth Judicial District Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Wyoming State Bar||Member||N/A|
|“Beyond the “Fracking Wars” – a Guide for Lawyers, Elected Officials, Planners and Citizens. (ABA Publishing; Kinne B. & Powers, E. Eds.)||Leasing Mineral Rights; a Framework for Understanding the Dominant Estate||2013|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Preserving Historical Consumptive Use During Leases for Instream Use||2011|
|Western Water Law & Policy Reporter||Colorado: Water Supply and the Land Use Connection||2005|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||2006|
|University of Nebraska||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Roaring Fork Business Resource Center||Legal Aspects of Business Entities for Startups||2010|