Harvey W. Curtis and Associates is a twenty-five year old firm with extensive experience in water rights adjudications, water rights transactions, water planning, water quality issues, real estate, land use, and land conservation.
We represent cities, special districts, golf courses, subdivision developers, ranchers and farmers, with regard to water rights evaluations, acquisition of water rights, right of way matters, water rights appropriations, and in drafting of land trusts, contracts, deeds and other related documents.
-Natural Resources Law and Litigation
-The City and County of Broomfield
-The City of Black Hawk
-Town of Elizabeth
-Town of Palmer Lake
-Perry Park Country Club
-Cordillera Metropolitan District
-Dry Creek Valley Ditch Company
-Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 230
Englewood CO 80112
The law office of Harvey W. Curtis & Associates will represent your real estate legal matters.
-Real Estate Contracts
-Real Estate Development
Water Law; Water Rights; Irrigation Law; Environmental Permitting; Wetlands Regulation; Drainage Law; Real Estate Contracts; Real Estate Development; Land Use; Water Districts
1977, Colorado and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D.
Denver, Colorado (Member, Professionalism Committee, Chairman, Convention Committee, 1991-1992; Member, Environmental, Water, Real Estate, Corporate and Mineral Law Sections), Douglas County and American (Member, Sections on: Environment; Resources and Energy Law Litigation; Real Property; Trust and Estate Law) Bar Associations.
Order of the Coif; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Eta Sigma. Member, University of Colorado Law Review, 1975-1976. Rothgerber Appellate Moot Court Finalist. Recipient: Folsom Award; United States Department of the Army Commander's Award for Public Service. Co-Author: "The Anti-Speculation Doctrine Extended to Change of Water Rights Cases: A New Dilemma for Water Rights Owners" University of Denver Water Law Review, Volume 9, Issue 2, Spring 2006; "Water Law," Annual Survey of Colorado Law, 1985-1994. Member, Board of Editors, Annual Survey of Colorado Law, 1995-1999
Centennial Water & Sanitation District v. City and County of Broomfield, Case No. 2009SA213 (2011); City & County of Broomfield v. Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Co., 239 P.3d 1270 (Colo. 2010); City and County of Broomfield v. Farmers Reservoir and Irr. Co., 235 P.3d 296 (Colo. 2010); City of Black Hawk v. City of Central, 97 P.3d 951 (Colo. 2004); Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Co. v. Consolidated Mutual Water Co., 33 P.3d 799 (Colo. 2001); Water Supply and Storage Co. v. Curtis, 733 P.2d 680 (Colo. 1987); Page v. Clark, 592 P.2d 792 (Colo. 1979).
HARVEY W. CURTIS has been licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado since 1977. Mr. Curtis specializes in water law, real estate, natural resources and environmental law. He has served as special counsel regarding water matters to the City of Broomfield since 1981 and to the City of Black Hawk beginning in 1992. His work includes representation of landowners, municipalities, and others in water rights and real estate litigation, acquisition and development. Mr. Curtis also has considerable experience in land use, including platting, zoning, planned unit developments, and special use permits. He has served as special county attorney for Summit County, Colorado, regarding land use litigation. Mr. Curtis served as Chairman of the Colorado Bar Association's 1992 Convention Committee. He co-authored the Annual Survey of Colorado Water Law from 1985 through 1994. After graduating from Iowa State University, Mr. Curtis worked four years as an engineer before attending the University of Colorado School of Law. Mr. Curtis has participated in many Colorado Water Court change cases, both as the proponents' attorney, and as the opposers' attorney.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Water Law; Real Estate; Land Conservation
1995, Colorado; 2010, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D.
Colorado Bar Association; First Judicial District Bar Association.
Guest Lecturer: "Land Conservation Transactions," University of Denver Sturm College of Law, March 2012, March 2008, and April 2007. Presenter: "Colorado's Water Rights Abandonment List," Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts Conservation Excellence 2011. Co-presenter: "Water Rights Update," Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts Conservation Excellence 2010. Co-presenter: "Monitoring and Enforcement of Water Right Restrictions," Land Trust Alliance Rally 2007. Co-Author: "The Anti-Speculation Doctrine Extended to Change of Water Rights Cases: A New Dilemma for Water Rights Owners," University of Denver Water Law Review, Volume 9, Issue 2, Spring 2006; "Water Rights Title and Conveyancing," Colorado Lawyer, May 1999; "Conservation Easements in the West," Rocky Mountain Land Institute, March 2000.
City of Black Hawk v. City of Central, 97 P.3d 951 (Colo. 2004); City and County of Broomfield v. Farmers Reservoir and Irr. Co., 235 P.3d 296 (Colo. 2010); City & County of Broomfield v. Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Co., 239 P.3d 1270 (Colo. 2010); Centennial Water & Sanitation District v. City and County of Broomfield, Case No. 2009SA213 (2011).
DAVID L. KUETER has over ten years of experience in water law and real property law. He has conducted presentations regarding water rights and conservation easements at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and at the Land Trust Alliance's 2007 Rally, and has co-authored articles concerning water rights in the Colorado Lawyer and the University of Denver Water Law Review. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law.