Allison Altaras represents landowners, developers, 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, private covenants, and leasing matters. 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 enjoys working on a project team and collaborating with other professionals and consultants.
As part of Allison’s passion for land stewardship, she also works with farmers, ranchers, and private landowners on conservation easements and other issues unique to rural land, including the relationship between public lands and privately-owned property. She handles due diligence on water rights associated with land transactions, water rights conveyancing, and negotiations with public and private utility providers over land development issues.
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 and 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.