Attorneys in Litigation & Transactional Law


Garfield & Hecht, P.C. is a full-service law firm founded in 1975. The Firm represents individuals, companies, banks, private equity groups, homeowners associations, licensed professionals, and non-profit organizations in all fields. The Firm handles a wide array of matters: real estate and land use, corporate transactions, business formation and management, creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation (including business disputes, real estate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and appeals at all levels) at all levels of state and federal courts, family law, trusts and estates, probate, tax, and municipal and water law. With offices in Aspen, Avon/Vail, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle, it is the largest law firm based in Western Colorado, and it serves its global, national, regional, and local clients throughout Colorado and beyond.

The Firm’s strength lies in its high-quality attorneys and other legal professionals. The Firm’s lawyers were trained at some of the best law schools in the nation and the region, and many have experience at large national or boutique law firms, providing Garfield & Hecht, P.C. with the ability to draw upon both broad and deep experiences in all areas of the law. This enables the Firm to successfully meet the challenges posed by clients’ legal problems and to offer high-quality big-city legal services at competitive billing rates. 

The Firm’s preeminence and excellence stems from its lawyers’ commitment to work hard, diligently, and efficiently on behalf of clients. The Firm measures its success the same way its clients do – by devoting the time, effort, care, and work ethic necessary to obtain favorable results. 


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Mountain Properties

Since the firm’s inception in 1975, we have represented thousands of buyers, sellers of Colorado mountain real estate. Based on our experience in assisting these individuals and by addressing their concerns and protecting their interests, we have provided an overview of the buying process along with several recommendations and cautions. In addition, we have provided additional items to consider when renting mountain property. We hope you find it helpful and that you contact us with any questions you may have.

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The Law Firm of Garfield & Hecht, P.C.

Garfield & Hecht, P.C. was founded in 1975 by Ronald Garfield and Andrew Hecht. The firm has been rated AV by its peers, which is the highest possible rating.  The firm has offices in Aspen, Avon, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle.  The firm serves local, regional and national clients, including major corporations and high profile individuals. The firm has a strong transactional and litigation practice. The litigation practice includes commercial, construction, domestic relations and products liability matters. The transactional practice includes real estate (including representing commercial and residential developers), lending, commercial law, business organizations, municipal and special district law, administrative law (with an emphasis on land use) and landlord/tenant matters.