Dean is a member of Butler Snow’s Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets group. ​

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Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013

Civic Involvement

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Sponsorship Team


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Natural Resources Law, 2021-2023
    • Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2023
    • Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, 2023

Education & Honors

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2013
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 2012
    • Wyoming Law Review, Comment Editor
    • Recipient of Excellence in Advocacy Award
    • Dean’s Honor Roll
  • University of Wyoming, M.A., Environment and Natural Resources, 2012
  • Colorado State University, B.A., Sociology and Spanish, 2007
  • Clerkship, Honorable Chief Judge James Hartmann, 19th Judicial District Court, 2013-2014


  • Public Finance Experience
  • Represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions.
  • ​Particular emphasis on disclosure and securities law matters for tax-exempt bonds, including continuing disclosure compliance matters.
  • ​Clients include governmental entities such as municipalities, counties, special districts, school district, transportation agencies, urban renewal authorities and private universities.
  • Litigation Experience
  • ​Represented municipalities, private companies and individuals in water court and civil litigation. Drafted and negotiated water rights applications, purchase and sale agreements, water carriage and storage agreements and easements.