Boulder Real Estate Lawyer
Richard C. Nehls has practiced law in Boulder, Colorado since 1976. Rich concentrates his practice on real estate and other business transactions. His real estate practice includes the purchase, development, financing, construction, leasing and sale of office, retail, residential, and industrial buildings. His business transaction practice includes entity formation and the acquisition and sale of ongoing businesses via asset or stock acquisition--for example, the purchase or sale of cable companies, rafting companies, fast food franchises, and restaurants. Rich graduated from the University of Chicago Law School where he was an editor of the law review. He served as the president of the Boulder County Bar Association in 1994 and 1995 and received its Award of Merit in 2000 for outstanding achievement, dedication to the legal profession, and service to the community. Prior to becoming a partner at Packard Dierking, Rich was the managing partner of Lirtzman, Nehls & Hepner. When he is not practicing law, Rich enjoys skiing, mountain biking, concerts, movies, college football, and college basketball.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.