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Bill E. Kyriagis

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Phone
303.575.7506
Email
bkyriagis@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant

Kendra Gripp, 303.575.7558

Overview

Bill Kyriagis represents real estate, business and government clients in litigation and land use matters in state and federal courts. While Bill has experience with a broad spectrum of commercial litigation, he has built an extensive reputation as a leading land use and real estate development dispute litigator. Regardless of the underlying case, Bill’s clients trust him to find efficient, practical solutions for their matters.                                         

Throughout his career, Bill has developed significant experience litigating with government entities, and he frequently counsels clients through contested approvals and challenges to local land use approvals, including Rule 106(a)(4) claims. He represents landowners in condemnation/eminent domain matters with state and local governments, and he understands complex valuation issues, particularly as they relate to unique properties. Bill has experience litigating constitutional issues in the land use context, including the assertion of First Amendment claims to challenge local land use regulation.

In addition to his land use experience, Bill handles complex real estate and development disputes for property owners, developers, and lenders, including purchase and sale disputes; boundary, easement and encroachment issues; adverse possession and prescriptive easement claims; and landlord/tenant disputes. He also works on disputes involving owners’ associations (HOAs, etc.). He understands both the legal issues involving Colorado’s Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) and the practicalities of dealing with these bodies. Bill has significant experience with special district litigation representing property owners and developers on special district issues, including reimbursements and interactions with other local governments.

Specialty practice: Development & Rule 106

Bill is the chair of the firm’s Technology Committee.

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Publications

  • Speaker: 21st Annual Land Use Law Conference, December 4, 2015: Planning by Litigation: Is it the New Norm and Does it Have to Be?
  • Speaker: Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana, December 4, 2015: Real Estate and Land Use Issues
  • Interview: CRE Radio and TV, November 11, 2015: Critical Issues Leasing to Marijuana Business
  • Speaker: Colorado Bar Association - Annual Legislative Update, June 10, 2015: Real Estate Update
  • Speaker: Colorado Bar Association - Annual Case Law Update, January 14, 2015: Real Estate Update
  • Speaker: Foreclosure Law - All the Latest and Greatest, May 8, 2015: Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure and Workouts
  • Speaker: Eminent Domain CLE, Denver, CO, April 24, 2015: Marijuana in Eminent Domain
  • Speaker: Recreational Marijuana CLE, Denver, CO, April 20, 2015: Real Estate and Land Use Issues
  • Contributing Author: Chapter 11-Land Use, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant and HOA Issues, in Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana Colorado Edition, edited by Jay M. Tiftickjian (2015)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Marijuana Continues to be a Factor in Colorado (February 2015)
  • Speaker: Land Use Law: How-To CLE, Denver, CO, December 12, 2014: Rule 106 Challenges
  • Speaker: Recreational Marijuana CLE, Denver, CO, June 20, 2014: Real Estate Issues Relating to the Marijuana Industry
  • Speaker: Medical Marijuana in Illinois, Chicago, IL, June 13, 2014: Real Estate Issues Relating to the Marijuana Industry
  • Speaker: Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, The Dynamics of the Land Use Case: Elements, Strategy & Presentation Seminar, March 12, 2014, When It All Goes Wrong: After-The-Fact-Challenges
  • Otten Johnson Alert: With Retail Marijuana a Reality, Some Considerations for Business (January 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Hot Topics in Land Use: Land Development in Colorado Today (September 2013)
  • Speaker: CREJ Land & Development Conference & Expo, Rule 106: Your Project is Approved, But Can You Move Forward?, September 17, 2013
  • Author: Amendment 64: What Property Owners, Managers Should Know, Colorado Real Estate Journal, September 4, 2013
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Amendment 64: Retail Marijuana Businesses on the Horizon (August 2013)
  • Speaker:  Real Estate Issues Related to Marijuana, CLE Amendment 64 Conference, August 12, 2013
  • Author: New Pot Laws Await Fed Response, Law Week Colorado, June 3, 2013
  • Author: Federal Implications of Amendment 64 Looming, Law Week Colorado, December 3, 2012
  • Speaker: Colorado Medical Marijuana Law, Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association Lunch and Learn, October 25, 2012
  • Speaker: CREJ Office & Industrial Summit, Industrial Legal Update - Medical Marijuana, September 6, 2012
  • Contributing Author: Chapter 5-Land Use Regulation of Medical Marijuana Facilities, in Colorado Medical Marijuana Law by Ann Toney, JD (2012)
  • Speaker: Medical Marijuana Issues, CLE Land Use Conference, December 1-2, 2011
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Colorado Real Property Tax Appeals (July 2011)
  • Speaker: Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws, Kaplan College, Thornton, Colorado, June 14, 2011
  • Speaker: Medical Marijuana Land Use Issues, ABA Section of State and Local Government - National Conference, Portland, Oregon, May 12, 2011
  • Quoted in ABA Journal Law News Now article, Medical Marijuana is No Get-Rich-Quick Scheme, December 1, 2010
  • Speaker: Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association - Overview of Medical Marijuana Law, September 30, 2010
  • Speaker: Legal Regulatory and Land Use-Medical Marijuana and Other Hot Topics, Colorado Real Estate Journal Industrial Owners & Managers Conference & Expo, September 15, 2010

Awards & Involvement

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2014, 2018, 2020-2021)
  • Impact Denver (2011)
  • John D. Fleming and Charles J. Kelly Memorial Scholarship for 2006-2007
  • Chief Justice Luis D. Rovira Scholarship for 2006-2007
  • Chief Justice Francis J. Knauss and Emma Gurr Knauss Scholarship for 2005-2006
  • Bernard J. Seeman Scholarship for 2004-2005
  • "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • Colorado Bar Association 
  • Denver Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School (2007); Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004); With distinction; Phi Beta Kappa