Melinda Beck is a real estate and land use attorney who has more than two decades of experience, both in house and as a government attorney. Melinda partners with clients on commercial and residential developments, land use matters, real estate purchase and sale transactions, easements, office, warehouse and retail leasing, conservation easement transactions, and oil and gas transactions related to real estate. She also assists ranch owners with farm and ranch real estate transactions, including purchase and sale, grazing leases, surface use agreements, easements, and grazing and recreational permits on state land.
Melinda has developed a national reputation for her conservation law expertise, which includes the donation, purchase and sale of conservation easements to land trusts and local governments by private landowners throughout Colorado and nationally. She has worked on purchases funded by Great Outdoors Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Natural Resource Conservation Service. She represents land trusts and private landowners regarding all issues related to conservation easement transactions and stewardship, including obtaining discretionary approvals and amendments to conservation easements. Melinda regularly assists the conservation community with policy issues, including the review of amicus briefs and legislation.
In the land use context, Melinda's experience involves assisting landowners and developers seeking approvals from local governments, including annexation, zoning, subdivision, special use permits, transferable development rights and conservation developments.
Melinda is currently serving on the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Committee, as well as the Recruiting Committee.