Faegre Baker Daniels has been at the center of business in the Rocky Mountains for more than 25 years. With more than 85 lawyers practicing in our Boulder and Denver offices, we are one of the largest law firms in the region.
Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The city has several facets: it is a university town, home of the University of Colorado at Boulder; it is a hi-tech town that is rapidly spawning bedroom communities in outlying farm towns; and it is a center of alternative culture, with various new-age institutions such as the Naropa University, meditation centers, and the like.
What perhaps distinguishes Boulder most from other cities of similar size in the United States, however, is its status as a mecca for serious athletes, many of whom have made their home here for the conditioning advantages of high altitude, combined with businesses, facilities, and a community that provides opportunities for serious training and competition. Even the average nine-to-five Boulderite is much more likely than the average American to be a serious climber, cyclist, runner, or skier.
Boulder is virtually contiguous with Denver, except for its buffer of Open Space Parks, which border the city and provide it shelter from its growing surroundings. More than 36,000 acres of recreational open space, conservation easements, and nature preserves surround the city. World-class hiking trails abound, as do mountain-biking tracks to the South. There is plenty of rock-climbing for all skill levels. World-class rock climbing is found in nearby Eldorado Canyon, near the small community of Eldorado Springs.
One of the most popular sections of Boulder is the famous Pearl Street Mall, home to numerous shops and restaurants. This four-block pedestrian mall is a social hotspot in Boulder, with dozens of restaurants of all kinds and specialty stores that include artisan shops and unique gadget shops. In the summer and on weekends, many street shows and acts can be found throughout the mall, along with street vendors and henna tattoo artists.