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Civil Litigation And Real Estate

Contract Disputes

The attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau have represented clients involving every facet of contract formation and litigation. We fully understand construction contract issues from the outset, and we can effectively guide clients when there is a claimed breach of contractual obligations.

The attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau firmly believe that breach of contract actions are most successful when the underlying facts and situation are understood quickly and the case is prepared for trial from the first day the lawyer becomes involved, as trial preparation from day one is key to producing successful results for the client. As a result, we find that through negotiation and mediation we have been able to achieve successful results in an efficient manner for our clients.

Real Estate Disputes

Bloch & Chapleau has 25-years of experience representing clients in real estate matters in the Denver-metro area and in the Vail Valley. Our attorneys have experience advising clients in residential and commercial purchases, drafting and reviewing purchase agreements, litigating landlord/tenant disputes, construction defects, filing and defending foreclosures, drafting and reviewing buy/sell agreements, and handling various land use and development issues. Bloch & Chapleau can advise you on the applicable real estate laws in Colorado so you know your rights and obligations before entering into a real estate transaction. Our real estate litigation attorneys can also assist you in filing or defending a civil action in the event a real estate dispute arises. Call Bloch & Chapleau today to speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your real estate issue.

Liens and Foreclosures

A lien is a security interest over an item of property to secure payment of a debt. An individual or company may file a lien against the debtor’s property to recover money loaned or services rendered to the debtor. It is important to file a lien as early as possible to establish priority over other lien holders. The attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau have experience filing and prosecuting a wide variety of liens, including HOA liens, construction liens, mechanic’s liens, judgment liens, insurance liens, medical liens, and attorney liens. Bloch & Chapleau can prepare and file the appropriate lien and prosecute it in the court system if necessary so that you can recover the debt owed to you.

Due to the decline of the economy, the number of property foreclosures in Colorado is at an all-time high. The foreclosure process in Colorado contains many steps and deadlines for lenders and other creditors, as well as issues with respect to property title, and it is important to know all of your potential remedies. Creditors may pursue foreclosure through the Public Trustee’s office or through a court of law in a judicial foreclosure. Once a foreclosure is initiated, proper notice must be given to the debtor, who then has an opportunity to cure. If the debtor is unable to cure the debt owed, a foreclosure sale may be held where the property is sold to the highest bidder. Junior lien holders may still exercise their right to redeem and purchase the property within a certain period after the foreclose sale. Priority of liens is vital when it comes to foreclosures and the attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau can help you navigate the foreclosure process to make sure your rights are protected.

Landlord/Tenant

Colorado has specific laws that govern the rights, obligations, and protections of landlords and tenants in the event of a dispute. The attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau have experience handling landlord/tenant disputes and have advised and represented both landlords and tenants in these disputes. Bloch & Chapleau has prosecuted forcible entry and detainer (FED) actions on behalf of landlords as well as defended tenants in eviction proceedings. This is not something you want to handle alone as the law requires strict procedures that must be followed in the event of an eviction. Bloch & Chapleau’s extensive landlord/tenant experience includes the following areas:

  • Evictions
  • Collection of rent
  • Property Damage
  • Failure to perform required repairs
  • Inhabitable premises
  • Security deposit return

Call Bloch & Chapleau today to speak to one of our landlord/tenant attorneys to discuss your rights and obligations under Colorado law.