Firestone Land Use & Zoning Lawyer, Colorado


Matthew Machado

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Water, Waste & Pollution
Status:  In Good Standing           

Scott E. Holwick

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Corporate, Licensing
Status:  In Good Standing           

James Dean Robinson

Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

FORECLOSURE

The forced sale of real estate to pay off a loan on which the owner of the property has defaulted.

EXCULPATORY CLAUSE

A provision in a lease that absolves the landlord from responsibility for all damages, injuries or losses occurring on the property, including those caused by t... (more...)
A provision in a lease that absolves the landlord from responsibility for all damages, injuries or losses occurring on the property, including those caused by the landlord's actions. Most states have laws that void exculpatory clauses in rental agreements, which means that a court will not enforce them.

BALLOON PAYMENT

A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit bal... (more...)
A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit balloon payments in loans for goods or services that are primarily for personal, family or household use, or require the lender to let you refinance the balloon payment before forcing collection.

SHARED EQUITY MORTGAGE

A home loan in which the lender gets a share of the equity of the home in exchange for providing a portion of the down payment. When the home is later sold, the... (more...)
A home loan in which the lender gets a share of the equity of the home in exchange for providing a portion of the down payment. When the home is later sold, the lender is entitled to a portion of the proceeds.

CONTRACT

A legally binding agreement involving two or more people or businesses (called parties) that sets forth what the parties will or will not do. Most contracts tha... (more...)
A legally binding agreement involving two or more people or businesses (called parties) that sets forth what the parties will or will not do. Most contracts that can be carried out within one year can be either oral or written. Major exceptions include contracts involving the ownership of real estate and commercial contracts for goods worth $500 or more, which must be in writing to be enforceable. (See statute of frauds.) A contract is formed when competent parties -- usually adults of sound mind or business entities -- mutually agree to provide each other some benefit (called consideration), such as a promise to pay money in exchange for a promise to deliver specified goods or services or the actual delivery of those goods and services. A contract normally requires one party to make a reasonably detailed offer to do something -- including, typically, the price, time for performance and other essential terms and conditions -- and the other to accept without significant change. For example, if I offer to sell you ten roses for $5 to be delivered next Thursday and you say 'It's a deal,' we've made a valid contract. On the other hand, if one party fails to offer something of benefit to the other, there is no contract. For example, if Maria promises to fix Josh's car, there is no contract unless Josh promises something in return for Maria's services.

LEGACY

An outdated legal word meaning personal property left by a will. The more common term for this type of property is bequest. Compare devise.

SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

A provision in a contract that preserves the rest of the contract if a portion of it is invalidated by a court. Without a severability clause, a decision by the... (more...)
A provision in a contract that preserves the rest of the contract if a portion of it is invalidated by a court. Without a severability clause, a decision by the court finding one part of the contract unenforceable would invalidate the entire document.

ASYLUM

A legal status granted to an individual who is in the United States and fears political persecution if he or she is forced to return to their home country.

DIRECT EXAMINATION

At trial, the initial questioning of a party or witness by the side that called him or her to testify. The major purpose of direct examination is to explain you... (more...)
At trial, the initial questioning of a party or witness by the side that called him or her to testify. The major purpose of direct examination is to explain your version of events to the judge or jury and to undercut your adversary's version. Good direct examination seeks to prove all facts necessary to satisfy the plaintiff's legal claims or causes of action -- for example, that the defendant breached a valid contract and, as a result, the plaintiff suffered a loss.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

BOARD OF COUNTY COM'RS v. Rohrbach

... Tatum v. Basin Res., Inc., 141 P.3d 863, 867 (Colo.App.2005). IV. Zoning. ... B. Various Zoning Maps. The County's deputy clerk testified that she had seen the July 5, 1983 map sometime in the past, but it could not currently be located. ...

Lieb v. Trimble

Benjamin B. LIEB, an individual, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Dixie TRIMBLE, solely in her official capacity as member of the Board of Adjustment for Zoning Appeals for the City and County of Denver; Penny Elder, solely in her official capacity as member of the Board of Adjustment for ...

IBC DENVER II, LLC. v. City of Wheat Ridge

... IBC purchased the property and tore down all but one of the buildings on the site. The property is currently zoned "Planned Industrial Development (PID) and Industrial (I)," and is so reflected in the Wheat Ridge Comprehensive Plan and on Wheat Ridge's official zoning map. ...