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Managing Partners: John W. O’Dorisio, Jr., Stephen L. Waters
Number of equity shareholders: 12 Number of non-equity shareholders: 11 Number of lawyers: 34
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Since 1977, the firm has grown gradually by attracting shareholders and senior associates from national and regional firms. With more than 30 attorneys, the firm has the resources to provide comprehensive support in commercial real estate, business and corporate law, franchise law, employment law, litigation, intellectual property, and wealth and succession. In 2009, Robinson, Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. opened an office in Telluride, Colorado to serve client growth.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Commercial Real Estate
Business & Corporate Law:
- Administrative & Government
- Banking & Finance
- Commercial Transactions
Equipment Leasing & Finance
Employment Law
Family Law
Franchise Law
Intellectual Property:
- Antitrust & Competition Law
- Appeals Arbitration & Mediation
- Commercial Disputes
- Construction
- Eminent Domain
- Real Estate Disputes
- Reorganization, Workouts & Bankruptcy
- Securities Trademark & Copyright Infringement
White Collar Criminal Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Wealth Succession

Real Estate:
7 equity shareholders; 15 fee earners
RWO is a premier commercial real estate lending, leasing, acquisition, and development law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and a best law firm listed in Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s work is unique and high value considering the firm’s relatively small size, the concentration of high-quality real estate clients, and the significance of its representative transactions, which include:
■The Denver Broncos Football Club with respect to financing work and the re-development of Broncos Stadium at Mile High
■Representation of the land owner for land adjacent to the Denver International Airport regarding the $500 million development and sale of land which includes major partners the Denver International Business Center and Panasonic Corporation of North America
■Development of a new office building in the Denver Tech Center having a value in excess of $127 million
■Clients in significant real estate acquisitions such as the purchase of a hotel property for $70 million and the sale of two office towers for $286 million (which was the largest commercial real estate transaction in Denver for that year)
■The City of Glendale, Colorado with respect to a prospective $180 million mixed use entertainment and commercial development to be known as Glendale 180
■Commercial landlords having properties in excess of 10,000,000 RSF
■Over $500 million of residential real estate development projects for Standard Pacific of Colorado, Inc.
■Development of mixed use properties and ski-in, ski-out condominiums located in several Colorado ski resorts
■Sale of an approximate 2,000-acre working ranch in northern Colorado
Contact: John W. O’Dorisio, Jr.
Tel: 303 824 3150
Email: [email protected]

Business & Corporate:
5 equity shareholders; 9 fee earners
RWO is a key business and corporate law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and a best law firm in Best Lawyers in America. The firm is listed as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in Colorado and Tier 2 nationally (both for Franchise Law). One of the partners was named the Franchise Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America both in 2016 and 2018. RWO also is recognized as outside financing and corporate counsel for the Denver Broncos, and serves as outside general counsel for Major League Rugby, LLC, a North American professional sports league which started competition in 2018. The firm generally represents buyers and sellers of businesses in transactions of less than $50 million, and has assisted with numerous private offerings of securities in pooled investment vehicles to qualified purchasers (approximately $300 million in the aggregate). Unique qualities of RWO’s corporate and M&A practice are the high percentage of its partners who have received public recognition by peer-reviewed rating agencies such as Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers, the best franchise law department in the region, and representation of some of the top professional sporting organizations in the nation. This outstanding level of experience and judgment reflects significant client trust and loyalty, and distinguishes the department in Colorado.
Contact: Peter T. Moore
Tel: 303 824 3156
Email: [email protected]