Overview

Brandee Caswell leverages litigation and project management expertise to resolve complex, high-value real estate disputes. Brandee leads the firm’s real estate litigation practice.

Brandee partners with clients on high-impact projects and matters that are essential to their business objectives, from real estate development and finance disputes in excess of $75 million to urban renewal projects for shopping centers to energy corridor projects over 100 miles long. She is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer who has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal court in numerous jurisdictions including Colorado, California, Illinois, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

Brandee represents clients in complex real estate, eminent domain and finance litigation. She has expertise in the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA), tax increment and municipal/special district financing, and oil and gas disputes.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Clerkships

Kansas Supreme Court, Hon. Fred N. Six, 1998-2000

Education

University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. Law Review (1998)

Colorado State University
B.A. Dean's List (1995)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Title Vesting Statutes: A Trap for Unwary Landowners
    ALI-CLE 2014 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation
  • Redeveloping Shopping Centers Through Urban Renewal Post-Kelo
    ALI-CLE 2014 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation
  • Opening Statements in Eminent Cases
    ALI-CLE 2013 Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case
  • CBA Annual Survey of Colorado Law (42nd Ed. 2013)
    Eminent Domain (chapter author)
  • CBA Annual Survey of Colorado Law (42nd Ed. 2012) 
    Eminent Domain (chapter co-author)
  • Opening Statements in Eminent Domain Cases
    Co-author, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer , American Bar Association, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program – Lawyers Serving Warriors Program

Civic Activities

  • Downtown Denver YMCA — Volunteer of the Year, 2011 and 2013
  • University of Kansas Law School — Board of Governors
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Denver — Board of Trustees, 2012-Present
  • Downtown YMCA — Board of Advisors (past Chair)

Firm Leadership

  • Real Estate Litigation Practice — Leader

Honors

  • Law Week Colorado — Top Litigator, 2017
  • Colorado Rising Stars, Super Lawyers — Eminent Domain, 2012
  • Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 2011,14; Eminent Domain, 2015-17
  • Denver Business Journal  Forty Under 40, 2010
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