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Brad W. Schacht


Teri Hammack, 303.575.7553


Brad Schacht represents business clients from many different sectors in commercial litigation. His clients include businesses in a wide variety of industries, including banking, construction, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications and transportation.  Brad has litigated a number of cases before both judges and juries in state and federal courts, and is also seasoned in mediation and arbitration matters. Although his practice encompasses most areas of commercial litigation, Brad, a former CPA, has developed particular expertise in disputes involving complex business transactions, taxation, financial fraud and other financially complex matters.  Brad currently serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee.

Practice Areas

Industries Served


Representative experience includes:

  • Bankruptcy core and adversary proceedings
  • Complex collection matters, including foreclosures and receiverships
  • Construction and design defects and mechanics' liens
  • Financial fraud
  • Fraudulent conveyance, successor liability and alter ego matters
  • Intellectual property
  • Land use matters including zoning, exactions, entitlements and takings cases
  • Lender liability
  • Partner, shareholder and other business owner disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Transactional disputes including contracts, financing, leases, and distribution relationships


  • Otten Johnson Alert: Mechanic's Liens: Tips for Landlords (June 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: The Difference Between Statutes of Limitation and Non-claim Statutes (May 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Possible Expansion of the Homebuilder Implied Warranty of Habitability in Colorado (November 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Colorado Real Property Tax Appeals (July 2011)
  • Co-author: Treatment of Preferential Transfers in Bankruptcy (January 2010)
  • Co-author: Restructuring Troubled Real Estate Loans (July 2009)
  • Author: Bad Faith Lenders, 60 U. Colo. L. Rev. 417 (1989)

Awards & Involvement

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Associate Member
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado: Board of Trustees (2009-2015)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers List (2006, 2009-2016)


  • State of Colorado
  • State of Nebraska
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Various U.S. District Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Institute of C.P.A.s


  • J.D., University of Colorado-Boulder (1989); Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1983)