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Paul Kosnik

Practice Areas

  • Land use and development
  • Commercial and residential real estate transactions
  • CCIOA matters and property owners’ association representation
  • Entity formation and general business matters
  • General civil litigation, including quiet title actions
  • Governmental licensing and regulatory compliance
  • Contract drafting, interpretation and dispute resolution


  • La Plata County’s Attorney Office: Paul represented and was legal counsel for elected officials and departments, including Planning, Public Works, Administration, Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, Clerk & Recorder, and Board of County Commissioners.  While representing La Plata County, Paul managed or assisted the County:
    • Drafting and negotiating:
      • development agreements
      • oil and gas, land use, marijuana, and impact fee regulations
      • intergovernmental agreements, including agreements with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the State of Colorado, Colorado counties and local municipalities
      • Rights of way acquisition agreements
      • Construction and procurement contracts
      • settlement agreements
    • Civil litigation, including land use, civil rights, employment, code enforcement and CORA litigation
    • Rulemaking matters before the State of Colorado, including oil and gas, and marijuana rulemaking
    • Property acquisition and leasing
  • Rogers Law Firm, PC: Paul previously was an Associate at a Durango law firm representing clients in real estate and business related transactional matters
  • 22ND Judicial District, Colorado: Paul was a law clerk and legal research attorney for the 22ND Judicial District in Montezuma and Dolores Counties


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude; Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Senior Editorial Staff Member; 4 semester on Dean’s List; Academic Excellence Award: Securities Regulation, and Taxation & the Environment
  • Lafayette College, Bachelor of Arts; Elected Member, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society; Team Member, Lafayette Varsity Golf; Philanthropy Chairman, Theta Delta Chi

Other Experience

  • Legal Intern at United States Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y.; Vermont Department of Labor; and Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office
  • Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Paralegal           
  • Korn/Ferry International, Consultant

Interests and Community Activities

  • Durango Natural Foods, Co-op Board of Directors; Adaptive Sports Volunteer; and soccer coach
  • Spending time with family and friends in the snow or woods
Paul Kosnik