Jeffrey Smith

Partner – Litigation Department Head

Phone: 303.991.2066
Jeff is a partner with Altitude Community Law and has been with the firm since January of 2012. Currently Jeff is head of and oversees the Litigation Department. During his time with the firm, Jeff has handled foreclosure matters, covenant enforcement matters, general litigation matters, collection matters, and transactional issues. For the last several years Jeff has focused most of his practice on litigation and covenant enforcement matters, handling motion’s practice, mediations, hearings, and trials. Jeff has experience working on matters in District, County, and Small Claims Courts, as well as handling matters which have moved to an appellate review. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff gained experience as an attorney at a boutique securities litigation law firm, as well as at a boutique real property law firm. Jeff graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, and prior to law school Jeff graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island where he competed in the Big East as a four year scholarship athlete on the men’s soccer team. When Jeff is not at work he is likely spending time with his wife and four children, or he is enjoying the outdoors by golfing, skiing or playing soccer.

Education:
B.A., Providence College – 2005
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver- 2008

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2008
Denver Bar Association – Since 2008
Community Associations Institute – Since 2012
Community Associations Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter, Editorial Committee – 2017 to 2018

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

2021

2/4 – Ask the Experts – Covenant Enforcement and Litigation

3/10 – Yay! We got a judgement – Now What?

5/26 – Board Member Basics: Covenant Enforcement

6/3 – Legislative and Case Law Update

10/26 – Board Member Basics: Covenant Enforcement

12/1 – Covenant Enforcement: HOA Workshops – Boulder

12/2 – Ask the Experts – Free For All

 

Recent Publications by Jeffrey B. Smith

Covenant Enforcement – How Does an Association Enforce a Violation?

As Spring quickly approaches, many homeowners will begin making upgrades and repairs to their homes and landscaping. Oftentimes these homeowners forget that prior to commencing work on their property they need to get approval from their HOA. With so many violations about to occur, what is the process that an association must follow to addressGo to Resource

Evictions in the Time of COVID

From time to time associations are forced to make a difficult decision of whether to evict a resident from a residence in the community. There are three typical situations where an association may feel the need to evict a resident. The first situation occurs after an association has initiated and completed a judicial foreclosure andGo to Resource

Covenant Enforcement in a Pandemic World

2020 has been a crazy year for associations. We have all been forced to deal with new realities – many of which still pose unanswered questions. How are we going to have meetings when the state says we can only have a limited amount of people? Are we going to be able to open theGo to Resource
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