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
Fax: 303-284-2942
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%)
Attorney Profile

Donald “Corky” Eby is the Managing Partner at Robinson & Henry, as well as, a lead attorney practing in the areas of civil litigation and real estate. As a business owner and a experienced real estate investor, Don has firsthand experience dealing with many areas of real estate purchase/sells and landlord/tenant issues. Stemming from this background, Don is an experienced adviser and powerful advocate for clients facing any real estate or litigation challenge – from the purchase or sale of commercial/residential property; real estate financing issues; land development or zoning problems; lease drafting or enforcement; landlord/tenant disputes or eviction; foreclosures; to HOA disputes.

Don is also a talented legal resource in the area of business and commercial law. He can provide guidance in issues involving acquisitions and mergers, joint ventures, entity formation, collections, franchises, and contract issues. For many of his small business clients, he also serves as general corporate council.

Client Reviews
“When it came to selecting an attorney to help me with my own real estate and business legal needs, I wanted Corky on my team…because of his amazing depth and breadth of expertise, knowledge and capability in the realm of real estate, corporate and civil law. Simply put, he’s the best…and I know a LOT of lawyers! I retain Corky for all of my legal needs now.” – Michael


“I couldn’t be more pleased with the service I received. Don Eby focused on my issue like it was a million-dollar affair, and resolved it in a short time, keeping me informed every step of the way. He’s ethical, knowledgeable, and someone with strong people skills, making dealing with him a relatively pleasant experience in a possibly difficult situation. Don’s an outstanding problem solver who made the resolution of my case, in my opinion, a win-win solution.” Paul

“Don is extremely cordial, knowledgeable, and is quick to respond to any real estate questions and concerns that I’ve had. He makes the difficult easy to understand. My highest recommendation goes to him.” – Justin

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (50%): Landlord/Tenant

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Land Use/Zoning (20%)

Focus Areas

Landlord/Tenant, Litigation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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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: https://www.robinsonandhenry.com/team/attorney-donald-eby/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected by 5280 Magazine as a 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate.  , 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate, Denver Post, 2019
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Selected by 5280 Magazine as a 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate.  , 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate, Denver Post, 2018
    • Selected by 5280 Magazine as a 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate.  , 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate, 2017
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate, 2018  , 5280 Top Lawyer in Denver Real Estate, 2018  , Denver Post, 2018
    • Law Week Colorado – Up and Coming Lawyers, 2015
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award , 2014
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker - REALTOR, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Hosted Pine Financial Group’s annual real estate investor round table, Hosted Pine Financial Group’s annual real estate investor round table, 2014
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • “Marijuana & Real Estate”, South Metro Denver Realtor Association, 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
    • Colorado Association Realtors 2016 Symposium, Speaker, What Colorado REALTORs need to know about Marijuana, Colorado Association Of REALTORS, 2016
    • Denver Annual Convention, Speaker, What Colorado REALTORs need to know about Marijuana, National Association Of Residential Property Management, 2017
    • Duty to Disclose, Speaker - State REALTOR Assoc., Duty to Disclose, Colorado Association Of REALTORS, 2015
    • 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
    • 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
    • Article discussing Fair Housing testing methods.  , Author, Can You Pass the Fair Housing Test, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2017
    • Panelist, Opportunity Works Landlord Education Forum, "What Landlords Need to Know," 2017
    • Presenter, Arapahoe County Court, Eviction 101 Clinic for Landlords, 2017
    • Instructor, 2017 CREC Annual Update Course

    Verdicts/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:

    • 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
    • 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

    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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Colorado Real Estate Symposium, 2018
    • Colorado Real Estate Symposium, 2016
    • Colorado Real Estate Syposium, 2017

    Videos:

    • Interview with local news station RE Tenants rights WRT Marijuana. , Marijuana and Rental Properties, 2014
    • Roommate evictions are particularly tricky, this video discusses the process and pitfalls.  , Evicting Roommates in Colorado, 2016
    • Bio Video, Don Eby Introduction, 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
    • 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

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University

    Industry Groups

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

    900 Castleton Road
    Suite 200
    Castle Rock, CO 80109

    Phone: 303-688-0944

    Fax: 303-284-2942

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2019

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