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Practice Areas: Water Law

Colorado Water Law

Our Colorado water law practice is an area of great pride at Balcomb & Green.

As general counsel to the Colorado River Water Conservation District from the early 1960’s until 1982, the late Ken “Blue” Balcomb   argued and won three cases before the United States Supreme Court. Today, the firm continues in his tradition of excellence with decades of experience helping our clients secure reliable water supplies and protect valuable water rights.

Our water lawyers are at home practicing in every major river basin in Colorado, and have extensive experience in the Colorado, Gunnison, Roaring Fork, San Miguel, South Platte, White, Yampa, Blue, Eagle, and Arkansas River Basins.

Colorado’s water laws have evolved over centuries to manage this precious resource in a semi-arid state. Governed by a complex system of statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations, water law in Colorado demands specialized expertise. At Balcomb & Green, our skilled water attorneys possess an intimate understanding of these laws, serving as staunch advocates in navigating Colorado’s intricate water regulations.

The foundations of Colorado water law  were laid before statehood to manage this precious resource in a semi-arid climate. Governed by a complex system of statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations, water law in Colorado demands specialized experience. At Balcomb & Green, our skilled water attorneys employ an intimate understanding of these laws to  navigate Colorado’s intricate water regulations.

We represent individuals, businesses, and organizations in acquiring new water rights, transferring existing ones, and navigating water court proceedings in a range of water-related matters:

  1. Water Rights Transactions
    We handle water rights acquisitions, sales, and leases with efficiency and effectiveness, securing your access to this critical resource and safeguarding your investment.
  1. Water Due Diligence
    We carefully research and investigate water rights in purchase and sale transactions, assess their validity, and determine associated risks, to empower you to make informed decisions during property and water supply acquisitions.
  1. Water Conservation and Sustainability
    Balancing responsible water use in the context of limited resources is paramount. We assist in developing sustainable water management strategies that comply with Colorado law, fostering long-term environmental stewardship.
  1. Water Dispute Resolution
    Our skilled negotiators seek amicable resolutions for contentious water disputes, and if necessary, provide assertive representation in water court litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
  1. Compliance with Colorado Water Law
    We offer comprehensive legal counsel to ensure compliance with all water laws, permits, and reporting requirements, mitigating potential liabilities, and ensuring adherence to legal standards.
As a leading legal firm specializing in water law, Balcomb & Green is your trusted partner in navigating Colorado’s regulatory landscape. Our water law attorneys possess the experience to protect your water rights,  simplify and manage complex transactions, and provide strategic counsel.

Secure the future of your water-related endeavors with Balcomb & Green. Contact us today to schedule a consultation  for your Colorado water rights needs.

Representative Clients

Balcomb & Green attorneys represent a diverse water-rights clientele

This client incudes ranchers, farmers, ditch companies, municipalities, industries, conservation interests, and real estate developers. A few of our other clients include, without limitation: Duroux Ditch Company (Glenwood Springs, CO), Granby Ranch / Granby Realty Holdings, LLC, Park Ditch Company, Ranch at Roaring Fork Homeowners’ Association (Carbondale, CO).

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Balcomb & Green is dedicated to providing expert legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses alike. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help.