Cory Rutz represents property owners and developers in the acquisition and entitlement of commercial, residential and industrial projects. Cory’s practice includes assisting clients with local government approval of annexations, subdivisions, rezonings and development agreements. Her recent work includes advising clients on incorporating various types of short-term rental uses into their properties. With joint degrees in law and urban planning, Cory fundamentally understands the real-world challenges and implications of her clients’ work, and she focuses on offering pragmatic solutions aimed at accomplishing their individual goals.
In addition to her land use practice, Cory works with clients on purchase and sale agreements, common interest community plans, construction contracts, public-private partnerships and related financing matters. Her transactional work includes representing private landowners, real estate developers and corporate clients across the Front Range.
Before joining the firm, Cory interned with a national planning and zoning consulting firm, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Denver Water, and the Western Water Policy Program at the University of Colorado. Before starting law school, Cory worked as a resin engineer for a global supplier of paints, coatings and other chemicals.
Cory teaches Land Use Planning as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee, and she co-chairs the Community Committee.