In a recent case decided by the Colorado Court of Appeals, and argued by Fred Skillern, the court affirmed the trial judge’s ruling in our client’s favor that a tax deed issued to a surface owner of land for which our client owned a portion of the underlying mineral rights was both voidable and void […]

David Little Receives Award of Merit

On January 8, 2016, David Little received the Award of Merit from the Colorado Bar Association. This recognition, the CBA’s highest award, is given to a member of the association for outstanding service to the association, contribution to the legal profession, the advancement of the administration of justice, and personal service to the community. Dave […]

In 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court considered significant changes to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court considered and adopted one change to the scope of discovery under C.R.C.P. 26(b)(1) that defines the scope of discovery as: …any matter, not privileged, that is relevant to the claim or defense of any party and proportional […]

Chris Taravella and Adrienne Toon recently tried a breach of contract case in Denver’s Federal District Court.  In that case the Judge awarded summary judgment in the amount of $2.4 million in favor of the firm’s client and against one of the defendants.  The remaining issues regarding the liability of other defendants under the contract, […]

Fred Skillern and Nate Osborn each gave lively presentations at the 33rd Annual Colorado Bar Association REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM, held July 16-18, 2015 in Steamboat Springs. Nate Osborn spoke on “The Real Estate Bench Trial: Basic Tips, Techniques and Strategies.”  Fred Skillern gave his annual “Colorado Real Estate Case Law Update,” which you can view […]

Montgomery Little & Soran celebrates 50th Anniversary

For fifty years Montgomery Little & Soran has pursued and developed a reputation for professional excellence and has achieved a peer rating of the highest order from fellow attorneys and rating organizations, such as Martindale Hubbell.  We strive to follow the highest levels of ethical practice and professional conduct while providing the best quality of […]

Mr. Skillern was honored to receive the Richard N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence in 2014 from the Colorado Bar Association for dedication and contributions to Colorado Bar Association CLE programs and publications.

Colorado Supreme Court Decision in favor of MLS client

The Colorado Supreme Court issued a published opinion on February 9, 2015 on the Economic Loss Rule establishing new case law that commercial parties, including banking entities, must follow contracts in a construction project to enforce the parties expectations.  In this case, the Trial Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals had allowed banking entities […]

Fred Skillern gave a lighthearted talk for transactional lawyers at the Colorado Business Law Institute, “The Rule against Perpetuities – Tips for the Rap Trap” The talk provided tips and useful information about the Rule Against Perpetuities in Colorado. The overall purpose of the talk was to make sense of the Rule Against Perpetuities and to […]

On July 11, 2014, Fred Skillern presented his annual Case Law Update  at this year’s Real Estate Symposium, sponsored by the CBA and CLE of Colorado, Inc. This is a popular continuing education conference for more than 400 Colorado real estate attorneys.  Click here to see the Case Law Update. Shareholder Michael McCormick made a […]