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Vincent P. Forcinito

Associate
Phone
303.575.7515
Email
vforcinito@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant

Jacquelyn Hanley, 303.575.7517

Overview

Vincent Forcinito represents property owners and developers in a wide variety of real estate and land use matters. He regularly represents clients in the acquisition and entitlement of commercial, residential, and industrial projects. His land use practice includes assisting clients with local government approval of annexations, subdivisions and rezonings, and he frequently works with jurisdictions across the state to secure permits and other approvals.

Vincent also assists clients with private matters such as acquisitions and dispositions, easements, private covenants, and the imposition of public improvement fees. As a native of Colorado Springs, he particularly enjoys working with clients in the southern part of the state, although he has worked extensively in the Denver-Metro area and throughout the Front Range. He is a meticulous problem solver who strives to provide thoughtful service to achieve his client’s objectives.

Before law school, Vincent served his community as a deputy sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. His background in law enforcement fostered his communication and problem-solving skills, as well as his passion and respect for the law. During law school, Vincent interned with the Hon. Frederick Martinez in the 18th Judicial District. He gained further experience working as a student attorney in the law school’s clinical program. He was a Casenote and Comment Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review and served on the law school’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program committee.

Vincent currently serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee.

Practice Areas

Publications

  • Brian J. Connolly & Vincent P. Forcinito, The Pitfalls of Public Design Review, APA Planning Magazine (Jan. 2020).
  • Vincent P. Forcinito, Considerations for “Responsible Governance” Adoption, Colorado Real Estate Journal (Dec. 2019).
  • Brian J. Connolly & Vincent P. Forcinito, The Planning Primer on Private Restrictive Covenants, APA Planning Magazine (May 2019).

Awards & Involvement

  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court (2017-Present)
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee (University of Colorado Law School, 2015-2018)
  • Excellence in Clinical Education Award (University of Colorado Law School, 2017)
  • ​Award for Excellence in Academics, First in Class (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Basic Academy, 2012-01)

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • ​Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School (2018); Order of the Coif; Casenote and Comment Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.A., University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (2011), summa cum laude

Generosity

"I support the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation because, as a former deputy sheriff, I have witnessed first-hand the daily acts of generosity, courage, and sacrifice made by our nation’s law enforcement officers."