A Boutique Commercial Firm
We combine sterling credentials and sophisticated experience with pragmatic, accessible client service. Chipman Glasser, LLC is comprised of elite lawyers who have “cut their teeth” in the country’s largest firms. But, because we are a boutique, our clients enjoy the responsiveness and “hands on” culture of a smaller firm.
Chipman Glasser, LLC represents businesses and individuals in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and throughout the United States. The Firm handles a broad range of matters, from partnership dissolutions to complex class actions, construction disputes and quiet title cases. We also counsel clients on contract negotiations, intellectual property rights and business formation.
Founded in 2009, Chipman Glasser, LLC has built its practice around litigation. The Firm primarily assists corporate clients with litigation challenges in all facets of their business and operations. Over the years, the Firm’s lawyers have developed tested strategies for simplifying and effectively communicating the nuances of complex business disputes to state and federal court judges and juries, arbitration panels, administrative hearing officers, and in various appellate forums.
As a result of lessons learned from a robust litigation practice, the Firm has also become a trusted advisor on matters that do not require a courtroom appearance. Whether it is negotiating partnership agreements or helping our clients map out their personal legacy, we take a team approach to identifying the key objective and developing a plan to effectively execute on our clients’ vision.
Guidance on Complex Legal Issues
Psychological ownership, dependability and service are the foundation of success at Chipman Glasser, LLC. Our clients face difficult decisions every day. And we are fortunate to serve as their guides.
We practice in three main areas: commercial litigation, real estate & construction litigation, and business divorce & private company disputes.
The Firm handles federal and state court claims involving class actions, partnership disputes, breach of contract claims and various business torts.
Real Estate Litigation
Boundary disputes, water rights, long-term leases and other matters affecting title must often be resolved by a court. The Firm has extensive experience in trying cases involving a variety of rights in real estate.
Our attorneys work with owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, construction managers and suppliers across the construction and design industry. We have worked on public and private construction projects in Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. And our experience ranges from multi-million dollar hotel developments to all forms of residential development.
The Firm represents members, managers, officers and directors in a wide range of business disputes. The dissolution of a partnership or a squeeze-out merger can be disruptive to ongoing operations. And our extensive experience in this area serves to minimize the risks inherent in business disputes, while preserving stock value.
Chipman Glasser, LLC is aggressive in its pursuit and defense of creditor rights and remedies. We regularly represent lenders in the recovery of collateral, appoint receivers and collect defaulted loan balances and guarantees. The Firm regularly represent clients in complex contractual balance and remedy disputes, and when necessary, helps them find and seize recoverable assets. In the event of bankruptcy, we aggressively prosecute involuntary petitions, stay relief, dismissal and conversion motions as well as objections to financing, sale, executory contract motions, claims and plan confirmation.
The Firm represents both franchisors and franchisees in all forms of litigation stemming from the franchise relationship. We have an in-depth knowledge of the legal issues and contractual provisions that are specific to franchise systems, and we have a broad base of experience in successfully litigating such questions.
Chipman Glasser, LLC’s attorney’s handle all phases of the collection process, from loan workouts to bankruptcy litigation. And we specialize in formulating strategic solutions, regardless of whether the debtor files for bankruptcy relief.
Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration and mediation frequently provide the most efficient, cost-effective method for resolving conflict. Chipman Glasser, LLC routinely settles disputes outside of the courtroom through reputable Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) organizations, including the Judicial Arbiter Group (“JAG”) the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), and JAMS.
Operating a franchise involves complex, and unique legal challenges. Chipman Glasser, LLC’s attorneys are ready to help. We handle mediation and arbitration proceedings, and have litigated cases through trial and appeal in state and federal courts across the country.
The Firm handles appeals at all levels, in both state and federal cases, as well as appeals from administrative proceedings and arbitrations. Our attorneys work closely with each client to customize an appellate strategy that combines sophisticated legal analysis with a pragmatic approach that is enhanced by our appellate experience.