Kimberly A. Martin

Shareholder, LEED® AP
Phone
303.575.7552
Email
kmartin@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Margo Brown, 303.575.7579

Overview

Kim Martin represents real estate developers and owners of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects, with a focus on all aspects of land use entitlements, including annexation, subdivision, zoning, transferable development rights, revenue sharing agreements, public improvement fees, development agreements and vested property rights. Kim also represents developers and landowners in acquisitions, sales transactions, leasing and general real estate development matters, conservation easements, and common interest community development under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA).

While in law school, Kim was a legal intern in the office of the District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District, Colorado. Between receiving her undergraduate degree in Aviation Management and receiving her law degree, Kim (who is a licensed pilot) worked in airport management at various airports in Colorado and Washington, specializing in project management and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance matters. Kim is the chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Projects

Publications

  • Co-author: IRS Issues Memorandum on Public Infrastructure Financing; Colorado Real Estate Journal (July 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Internal Revenue Service Issues Technical Advice Memorandum Impacting Public Infrastructure Financing (June 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Show Me the Water - Colorado Legislature's Response to Sterling Ranch Ruling (April 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: 2013 Mid-Session Legislative Update (March 2013)
  • Co-author: Colorado Amends "Agricultural Land" Classification (May 2011)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Colorado Amends "Agricultural Land" Classification (May 2011)
  • Co-author: A Good Time to Pursue Entitlements (August 2009)
  • Chapter Co-author: Colorado Land Planning and Development Law (8th edition)

Awards & Involvement

  • Colorado Open Golf Foundation/Friends of the First Tee Board of Directors (2013-present); Executive Committee (2014-present)
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program (2013)
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Aviation Coalition (2012-2013)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers List-Rising Star (2011-2014)
  • Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 (2009)
  • Law Week Colorado "The Compleat Lawyer" (2009)
  • University of Denver College of Law: Law Student Mentor (2004-2011)
  • LEED® Accredited Professional

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law (2004); graduated first in her class; Order of St. Ives; Articles Editor, Denver University Law Review; Managing Editor, Transportation Law Journal
  • B.B.A., University of North Dakota (1992)