Melinda Beck is a real estate and land use attorney with over twenty years of experience in private practice and additional time spent as a government attorney. Her practice focuses on commercial and residential development, land use, 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's conservation law expertise includes the donation and purchase and sale of conservation easements to land trusts and local governments by private landowners throughout Colorado and nationally, including 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.
Melinda's land use experience involves assisting landowners and developers seeking approvals from local governments, including annexation, zoning, subdivision, special use permits, transferable development rights and conservation developments.