Donald C. Eby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Castle Rock, CO

Robinson & Henry, P.C.
 | 900 Castleton Road, Suite 200
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303-688-0944
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%)
Attorney Profile

Donald “Corky” Eby leads the real estate practice group for Robinson and Henry, P.C.  Where he solves problems relating to all facets of real estate, including commercial and residential acquisition, financing, development, leases, foreclosure, landlord tenant, eviction, contract issues, HOA disputes, broker representation, and land use issues. 

Prior to joining Robinson and Henry he served in the US Navy where he was assigned to various aviation squadrons and aircraft carriers over the course of his naval career.  He also, has owned and operated a real estate company for over twelve years where he has personally bought and sold dozens of homes through both traditional and nontraditional means.  His unique background gives him an exceptional perspective on the issues faced by today’s developers, land owners, brokers, property managers, and business owners.  

Mr. Eby is admitted to practice law in all Colorado courts including the Federal District Court of Colorado and the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

He presents many educational courses throughout the state of Colorado including the Colorado Real Estate Commission’s Annual Update Course, Property Management, and other seminars related to real estate and contracts.

He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Real Estate and Natural Resources sections.  As a result of his years of service he attempts to assist our nation’s veterans whenever possible thus his volunteer service to Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (50%): Landlord/Tenant

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Land Use/Zoning (20%)

Focus Areas

Real Estate: Landlord/Tenant

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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White Papers

  • 20 Things to know when signing a Commercial Lease (2016) - Entering into a commercial lease is a big commitment for any business. Unlike most residential leases, most commercial leases last for many years—often decades. Accepting unfavorable terms in a lease can detrimentally affect a business, especially a fledgling business that is just starting out. A smart commercial tenant will review the proposed lease carefully to ensure that the lease will not be a detriment to the owner’s business. The school of hard knocks or attempting to learn about leases by trial and error is a dangerous course of action as the first error may lead to business failure. This article outlines 20 things you should know and watch out for when negotiating a commercial lease.

  • About Donald Eby

    Admitted: 2012, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: http://www.robinsonandhenry.com/team/donald-eby/

    Honors and Awards:

    • Selected by 5280 Magazine as a 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate.  , 2017
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015
    • Law Week Colorado – Up and Coming Lawyers, 2015
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award , 2014
    • Douglas Elbert County Bar Association Young Attorney of the Year, 2013
    • Corporate Apprentice of the Year, Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Scholastic Excellence Award for Trial Practice

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker - REALTOR, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Bar Admissions: Colorado Bar, 2012
    • Denver Chapter of the Navy League
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Member, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    • Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors
    • Former Board of Adjustment member, Castle Rock Planning Commission
    • Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association – Business and Real Estate Law Section
    • American Bar Association
    • US Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • US District Court Colorado

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, 2014
    • Veterans Project Board of Directors, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Article discussing Fair Housing testing methods.  , Author, Can You Pass the Fair Housing Test, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2017
    • Article discussing the tension between landlords and tenant as it relates to Emotional Support Animals.  , Author, Fair Housing and the "Tail" of No Pet Policies and Emotional Support Animals, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2017
    • Denver Annual Convention, Speaker, What Colorado REALTORs need to know about Marijuana, National Association Of Residential Property Management, 2017
    • Panelist, Home Builders Association 3rd Quarter Builder Eye-Opener Breakfast, “Ask Us Anything: Lawyers Answer Your Toughest Questions,” 2017, Speaker, Legal Panel, Colorado Home Builders Association, 2017
    • Published a guide to Commercial Evictions in Colorado.  , Author, Commercial Evictions, 2016
    • Published a short article outlining the Colorado Eviction process.  , Author, Residential Evictions, 2016
    • Published short article related to the powers and common overreaches of HOAs against homeowners.  , Author, HOA Law, 2016
    • Presented the Colorado Real Estate Commission's Annual Update Course to the Commercial Brokers at the Annual Conference.  , Speaker - Annual Conference, CREC's Annual Broker Update Course, Southern Colorado Commercial Brokers Association, 2016
    • Colorado Association Realtors 2016 Symposium, Speaker, What Colorado REALTORs need to know about Marijuana, Colorado Association Of REALTORS, 2016
    • Published in industry Journal a discussion of Marijuana and Leases refuting false beliefs related to tenant rights.  , Author, Lease and Marijuana Clauses, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2015
    • Discussion of issues related to premises liability and actions property managers must take to protect themselves and the landowner.  , Author, Premises Liability for Property Managers, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2015
    • Qualified to Present the Colorado Real Estate Commission's Annual Update Course to Real Estate Brokers around the state.  , Instructor, CREC Broker Annual Update Course, Colorado Real Estate Commission, 2015
    • Broker's duties and dangers when dealing with properties contaminated by Mold, Meth, or Marijuana., Speaker, Mold, Meth, and Marijuana, South Metro Denver REALTOR Assoc., 2015
    • Duty to Disclose, Speaker - State REALTOR Assoc., Duty to Disclose, Colorado Association Of REALTORS, 2015
    • “Marijuana & Real Estate”, South Metro Denver Realtor Association, 2015
    • Hosted Pine Financial Group’s annual real estate investor round table, Hosted Pine Financial Group’s annual real estate investor round table, 2014
    • Presenter, Arapahoe County Court, Eviction 101 Clinic for Landlords, 2017
    • Panelist, Opportunity Works Landlord Education Forum, "What Landlords Need to Know," 2017

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Obtained verdict in favor of Client, including recovery of attorney fees, in breach of contract claim by the seller of real estate.  The evidence presented provided proof that the Plaintiff was the actual breaching party.  , 2017
    • Obtained favorable verdict for Client against his overbearing HOA who brought suit demanding Client make changes which the HOA had no legal authority to demand., 2017
    • Obtained favorable settlement agreement for Client following termination of Buy/Sell Contract for a multi-million dollar resort home., 2017

    Transactions:

    • Negotiated settlements on behalf of Colorado Real Estate Brokers with the Colorado Real Estate Commission reducing the severity of the proposed punishment for alleged rule violations.  , 2017
    • Revised and negotiated contracts on behalf of commercial and residential builders.  , 2017
    • Negotiated commercial lease terms for landlords and tenants., 2017
    • Successful cases this year include: Stopped foreclosure of home based on statute of limitations; Recovered over $100,000 for homeowner based on unenforcible Deed of Trust; Defending Homeowner against overbearing HOA claim of debt; Obtaining money judgment for former tenant in Colorado Security Deposit Act violation case;, 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • Real Estate Buyers and Sellers Landlords and Commercial Tenants Real Estate Brokers Those suffering damages as a result of a breach of contract., 2017
    • I represent clients who are: Landlords (Commercial and Residential) Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate Real Estate owners with boundary line disputes Real Estate owners who dispute debts by contractors or builders or have otherwise been harmed by a breach of contract Mechanic Liens Commercial Tenants Zoning changes Owner Financing or For Sale By Owner transactions  , 2016

    Video:

    • Roommate evictions are particularly tricky, this video discusses the process and pitfalls.  , Evicting Roommates in Colorado, 2016
    • The most important part of any eviction case is the Notice.  This video introduces that process.  , Eviction Notices, 2016
    • Video discussing the Colorado eviction process.  , Colorado Evictions, 2016
    • Bio Video, Don Eby Introduction, 2016
    • This video discusses the process under the Colorado Security Deposit Act allowing tenants to recover 3X damages if a landlord fails to comply.  , Getting your Security Deposit Back, Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayAZFV1OAc, 2015
    • Interview with local news station RE Tenants rights WRT Marijuana. , Marijuana and Rental Properties, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University

    Industry Groups

  • Land Use
  • Landlord
  • Real Estate
  • Office Location for Donald C. Eby

    900 Castleton Road
    Suite 200
    Castle Rock, CO 80109

    Phone: 303-688-0944

     

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    Last Updated: 10/11/2017

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