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We draft the laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations for the City’s elected officials and each City agency and department. We negotiate and draft all contracts between the City and all outside entities. Those negotiations range from complex real estate and development deals to small service contracts. We also represent the City in all commercial litigation in federal and state court, as well as in administrative and regulatory hearings.

  • We draft the laws that our legislative branch, City Council, considers for passage
  • We practice general transactional law, drafting each and every City contract
  • We negotiate high stakes real estate and development deals
  • We protect City residents through diligent application of environmental and land use law
  • We safeguard the City’s finances through our advice on taxation, finance and bankruptcy matters




The Denver City Attorney’s Office is not the custodian of records and does not process CORA requests for other agencies or offices of the City and County of Denver. Please send requests for records in the custody of other agencies or offices to them directly. Recorded documents, including approved contracts, may be requested from the Denver Clerk and Recorder. Criminal justice records may be requested pursuant to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (“CCJRA”) directly from the appropriate law enforcement agency (including the Denver Police Department, Denver Sheriff Department, District Attorney’s Office and City Attorney’s Office Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section). The Denver City Attorney's Office accepts CORA requests for records in its custody at

A CORA request received after 3:00pm or any day the agency is officially closed will be considered received on the following working day.

For information regarding fees associated with CORA requests, see C.R.S § 24-72-205(6); City-Wide CORA Fee Policy.