Lori Strand joined the Firm as “Of Counsel” in the Fall of 2019. Lori has over 17 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 has worked in private and public practice and has represented 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.

Tom Ragonetti’s 26th Annual Land Use Law Conference. “Map Amendments: The Process of Zoning Map Amendments (a.k.a. Rezonings).” Denver. December 2020.


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Municipal League


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, August 1999
B.A., Political Science, High Honors

William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, May 2006
J.D., Summa Cum Laude

University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, December 2006
Masters in Urban and Regional Planning