Lori Strand joined the Firm as “Of Counsel” in the Fall of 2019. Lori has over 13 years’ experience practicing local government law, with a specialization in land use, zoning, and general contract matters (including negotiating and drafting intergovernmental agreements, development agreements, subdivision improvement agreements, sponsorship agreements, and professional services agreements).
While attending law school, Lori also obtained her Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Lori’s practice has included the representation of private, quasi-governmental, and governmental entities. For over four years Lori served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of Denver. During this time Lori worked closely on a wide range of legislative, rule-making, policy, contract, and day-to-day legal matters with the Departments of Community Planning and Development, Parks and Recreation, and Excise and Licenses, Arts and Venues Denver, the Office of Marijuana Policy, the Denver Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals.
While in private practice, Lori advised clients on a range of zoning, land use, and real estate matters and guided clients through regulatory and statutory processes and requirements. Her practice included acquisitions and dispositions, title, survey, and due diligence work, obtaining entitlements, and interfacing with governmental, quasi-governmental, and neighborhood groups.
Tom Ragonetti’s 21st Annual Land Use Law Conference. “Planning By Litigation.” Denver, December 2015.