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Michael McCormick focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use and zoning, and eminent domain.  Mr. McCormick handles matters relating to real estate development, land use applications, leases, title insurance, partitions, surveys, boundary line disputes, homeowners associations, professional liability and malpractice, disciplinary actions, business litigation, torts, and employment matters.  Mr. McCormick’s clients have ranged from small business owners and developers to big box retailers.  Mr. McCormick can be hired to serve as a real estate mediator in real estate and eminent domain cases.

Mr. McCormick is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Real Estate Section and Professional Liability Committee.  Mr. McCormick is admitted to practice in Colorado, Wyoming, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. McCormick formerly worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office where he represented the Colorado Department of Transportation.  He served on the CDOT Legislative Review Executive Committee and as counsel for the Colorado Tolling Enterprise.

Mr. McCormick was designated as an Outstanding Young Lawyer for Colorado Superlawyers in 2009.  Mr. McCormick graduated from the University of Denver College of Law as a Chancellor’s Scholar and was awarded the Order of Saint Ives for academic excellence.  Mr. McCormick is a published author and experienced speaker.

2001    J.D.
University of Denver School of Law

1994    B.A.
University of Colorado
Political Science

What are the statutory exceptions in a real estate deed? – Colorado Real Estate Journal, May 18-31, 2022, p. 24

What does the term ‘good and marketable title’ mean? – Colorado Real Estate Journal, July 7, 2021, p. 29

Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance, Purchase and Coverage Issues, Colorado Lawyer, June 2019

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Larimer County Bar Association, May 15, 2019

Basics of Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance: A CBA-CLE Studio Session, April 11, 2019

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Aurora County Bar Association, April 8, 2019

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Arapahoe County Bar Association, September 11, 2018

Colorado Appraiser and Broker Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage – 2018 Update, Northern Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (June 11, 2018)

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance – 2018 Update By Christopher Buckman, MBA and Michael McCormick, Esq.

Professional Liability and Superseding Cause – 2018 Colorado Court of Appeals Case Danko v. Conyers (April 18, 2018)

Ethics for Attorneys, Professionalism, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (April 3, 2017)

Going Public (or Private?) – Public-Private Partnerships and the Use of Eminent Domain, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (April 24, 2015)

Negotiating Condemnation Clauses, Colorado Real Estate Symposium (July 10, 2014)

Preparing for a Pending Acquisition – Strategies for the Government and for Landowners, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (August 2, 2012)

Appraiser Legal Update – Jan 2018 Newsletter CCAI

Staying Professional by Michael L. McCormick, The Docket, Denver Bar Association, April 2016

Drafting Condemnation Clauses for Leases in Colorado – Issues and Strategies, Colorado Lawyer, January 2014, Vol. 43, No. 1

Kelo Confined – Colorado Safeguards Against Condemnation for Public-Private Transportation Projects, Colorado Lawyer, March 2008, Vol. 37, No. 3

Legal Update – 2017 Florida Court of Appeal case dismisses professional negligence claim against appraiser based upon Intended User provision

Real Estate Transactions

Business Representation

Eminent Domain and Condemnation

Estate Planning

Loan Transactions

Business Entities and Owners

Real Estate Developers

Real Estate Lenders

Landlords and Tenants

Real Estate Brokers

Shopping Center Owners and Developers