Allison P. Altaras

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Allison Altaras represents landowners, developers, investors, and business clients of all sizes in urban, infill, and raw land development matters. The bulk of Allison’s practice focuses on purchase and sale transactions, title and survey review, land use and development approvals, cost sharing agreements, easements, and private covenants. Her land use work spans the entire life cycle of a project, from annexation, exactions analysis, zoning and rezoning, subdivision, site planning, development agreements, and infrastructure design and financing mechanisms. Allison has considerable experience representing developers of multi-phased, master-planned projects throughout Colorado.

Allison embraces real estate development as a dynamic and interdisciplinary practice. She helps her clients anticipate and strategize over the political, economic, engineering, finance, and environmental dimensions of their projects. She enjoys working as part of a project team, collaborating with other professionals and consultants.

As part of Allison’s passion for land stewardship, she also works with ranchers and rural and mountain landowners on conservation easements and other issues unique to rural land, including access rights, resource leases, and public land management. She handles ranch, rural, and mountain property transactions, due diligence on associated water and mineral rights, and water and mineral rights conveyancing. Allison takes great satisfaction from helping families and businesses realize their long-held goals – whether in conserving land in its natural state or adding value to land through planning and entitlements.

Before joining Otten Johnson, Allison practiced water and environmental law, representing municipal, commercial, and industrial water users in the adjudication and protection of their water rights. Allison served as an appellate law clerk for Hon. Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court. She also interned with the Denver Board of Water Commissioners, the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division, and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

Allison currently co-chairs the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and also serves on the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Committee and Recruiting Committee.

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