I love land. I am a land nerd, also known as a dirt lawyer. I visit as many of my past and present conservation projects as I can, taking car trips around Colorado in the summer and fall to enjoy the scenic views of these conserved lands and visiting with the owners. I also have over 40 years of experience in real estate transactions and development. The problem solving involved with closing real estate deals and in developing land is something I greatly enjoy. And as a land nerd, I enjoy title review because each review tells a story about a piece of land, from homesteading to present day land use.
Bill Silberstein represents clients in a wide variety of real estate developments, purchases, sales, leasing, and financing transactions for office buildings, hotel properties, retail shopping centers, ranches, and rural recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain states. He has served as developers’ counsel for many brownfield developments and transit-oriented developments.
In his over 40 years of experience, Bill has also built a land conservation practice that has a national reputation for excellence. He has represented landowners and conservation organizations in hundreds of conservation easement transactions and in more than 30 IRS audits of conservation easements. Bill helped the Forbes family create a conservation easement for its ranch in the San Luis Valley. More than 80,000 acres were included in the easement, the largest in Colorado at that time.
The breadth of his practice allows Bill to assist property owners who are pursuing either development or preservation objectives. He helps clients achieve an appropriate balance between development and conservation that is sensitive to economic development in the region and quality of life that is so important to the regional economy.