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Chad J. Lee

Real Estate Attorney Chad J. LeeReal Estate Attorney Chad J. Lee
Chad is a partner at Balcomb & Green with an emphasis in the areas of real estate, business, land use, oil and gas, natural resources, and public lands law. He has over a decade of experience representing landowners, business owners, developers, buyers, sellers, homeowners associations, and investors in purchase and sale transactions and development of all types of real estate, including commercial residential, and investment. He also represents landowners and developers in land use entitlement acquisition from, and defense against, local jurisdictions, including Garfield County, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Pitkin County, and Aspen.

Chad’s transactional experience includes representation of business owners in mergers and acquisitions, including asset purchase and stock purchase agreements. He also represents lenders and borrowers in the negotiation of loan agreements. Within the oil and gas industry, Chad assists operators, oil and gas companies, and landowners in mineral title examination and conveyance services in and around Glenwood Springs, Colorado's Western Slope, and Wyoming.

Chad is an enthusiastic and effective communicator and is skilled at negotiating real estate and business deals in Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, and neighboring jurisdictions. Chad has an “AV” client review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the High Mountain Chapter of American MENSA.


Areas of Practice:

•  Real Estate
•  Natural Resources
•  Water Law
•  Business Services
•  Title Examination
•  Litigation
•  Trademarks and Patents

Bar Admissions:

•  State of Colorado (2006)
•  State of Wyoming (2006)
•  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2016)


•  Lewis and Clark Law School (2006 J.D., Cum Laude)
(Environmental Law Review Editorial Board, 2004 - 2006)
•  University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2002 B.S.)

Professional Experience:

•  Associate, Balcomb & Green, P.C. (2008-2013)
•  Associate, Leavenworth & Karp, P.C., Glenwood Springs, CO (2007-2008)
•  Associate, Reilly, Pozner & Connelly, Denver, CO (2006-2007)
•  Law Clerk, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation (2005-2006)
•  Internship, Patrick, Miller & Kropf, P.C., Aspen, CO (2005)
•  Internship, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (2004-2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

•  Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate and Water Law Sections
•  9th Judicial District Bar Association
•  Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
•  Member, Western Colorado Oil and Gas Association
•  Roaring Fork Young Professionals (President, 2010)
•  Garfield County Search and Rescue Team (2008-2010)
•  American Mensa, High Mountain Mensa, Local Mensa Group 811 Membership (2015)


•  Chad J. Lee & Jill D. Cantway, Leasing Mineral Rights; A Framework for Understanding the Dominant Estate, in Beyond the Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, and Citizens (Kinne, B. & Powers, E. eds., ABA Publishing, 2013).
•  Chad J. Lee & Sara M. Dunn, Preserving Historical Consumptive Use During Water Leases for Instream Use, The Colorado Lawyer (June 2011), Vol. 40, No. 6, at 49.
•  Scott C. Miller & Chad Lee, Colorado: Water Supply and the Land Use Connection, 9 Western Water Law and Policy Reporter 300,308 (2005)

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Balcomb & Green, P.C. Locations
Glenwood Springs Office

818 Colorado Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Office: (970) 945-6546 / (800) 836-5928 Fax: 970.945.8902
Aspen Office

133 Prospector Rd, Suite 4102E
Aspen, CO 81611
Office: (970) 945-6546 / (800) 836-5928
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211 Midland Ave, Suite 201
Basalt, CO 81621
Office: (970) 927-0456

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