Garfield & Hecht, P.C
John has practiced law in Colorado since 1998. After working as an aide to the Honorable Nancy L. Johnson, U.S. House of Representatives (CT-6) and to United States Trade Representative Michael Kantor, and as a law clerk to U.S. District Court judge, the Honorable Peter C. Dorsey, John started his legal career serving as corporate counsel at Level 3 Communications, LLC where he advised the corporate, network development, real estate, construction and information technologies groups. He previously worked for the Firm from 2004 to 2006 in our transactions practice, before starting his own law firm in Crested Butte, Colorado, where he served as the appointed Crested Butte Town Attorney for 11 years. John has also worked as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Cologix, Inc., an international data center company based in Denver, Colorado. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning, real estate development, business transactions, corporate, finance, municipal, construction, affordable housing, mergers and acquisitions and government affairs.
- Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 1998); Quinnipiac University Law Review
- Hobart College (B.A., Policital Science, 1991)
- Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford, Connecticut (1987)
State Bar Admissions
- State of Colorado
- State of Wyoming
Bar Associations & Professional Societies
- Colorado Bar Association
- Pitkin County Bar
- 7th Judicial District Bar Association
- Board of Directors, High Country News
Published Articles/Speaking Engagements
John has presented to the Colorado Municipal League Municipal Attorneys’ Section and the American Planning Association on watershed protection, federal pre-emption and various land use and zoning matters.