Barb Heikoff

Top rated real estate attorney in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Heikoff Law, LLC
Barb Heikoff
Heikoff Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Real estate

Licensed in Colorado since: 1995

Education: The University of Chicago Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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Heikoff Law, LLC

9249 S Broadway
#200-179
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Visit website

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Attorney Barb Heikoff is the founder and managing partner at the law firm of Heikoff Law, LLC in Metro Denver, Colorado. With more than three decades of legal and business experience, she provides counsel and support to clients throughout Colorado. She assists clients in the full range of real estate transactions and related business matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Purchase and sale agreements, including sale by owner
  • Real estate contract and transaction oversight: from drafting through closing
  • Co-purchase and co-ownership agreements for individuals not legally related
  • Due diligence: title, survey, HOA status and covenants, closing documents review
  • Lease agreements and review: residential and commercial 
  • Construction agreements: owner, general contractor, and subcontractor representation  
  • Real estate industry professionals’ agreements: realtor, design, architectural, project management
  • Ownership transfers: purchase and sale, estate/probate, inter-family, quitclaim, bill of sale
  • Property development
  • Lending, financing, real estate security agreements, deeds of trust
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Easements, rights of way, shared maintenance agreements 

Ms. Heikoff understands the potential risks involved in real estate and business transactions and ensures her clients’ interests are fully represented. She offers personalized attention by communicating her ideas clearly and keeping clients aware of all available options.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Honors in English, she worked in the corporate arenas of small and family-owned businesses, regional, and Fortune 500 companies. She then graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1992. Ms. Heikoff spent her third year of law school at Yale Law School where she focused on business, real estate, tax, and finance.

Licensed to practice law in Colorado and Connecticut, Ms. Heikoff is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association’s Real Estate section. Her leadership roles include acting as the Chairwoman of Colorado W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms, 2019 - Present; Executive Board Member and CLE Liaison of CBA’s Solo Small Firm Section, 2019 - Present; and as past board member of The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Colorado.

Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Heikoff worked at several prestigious law firms in Connecticut and Denver. She also has experience serving as the general counsel for the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and as in-house counsel for a nationwide residential developer. She has been a part of many large commercial projects, including the land purchase and development of the Pepsi Center and represented the Denver Art Museum with its venture of creating its first full-service restaurant.

Community Outreach:

  • Ms. Heikoff is the Chairwoman of Colorado W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms), the only professional group in Colorado that supports women attorneys who own their own solo or small law firm. Since elected to that position, Ms. Heikoff has introduced social, networking, and legal education programs to this organization, including The Practical Lawyer CLE (Continuing Legal Education) series, free to Colorado W.O.L.F. and CBA's Solo Small Firm Section members, which provides in-depth tutorials and guidance to solo and small law firm on developing, managing, and growing their legal practice and firms.
  • Ms. Heikoff is also the CLE Liaison and Executive Board Member of the Colorado Bar Association's Solo Small Firm Practice Section. Ms. Heikoff was instrumental in planning and presentation of the Section's 4th Annual Solo Small Firm Institute in June 2022 and is already working on content for the 2023 SSF Institute

Practice areas

Real estate: business, Real estate: consumer
  • 50% Real estate: business
  • 50% Real estate: consumer

First Admitted: 1992, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.heikofflaw.com/attorney.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 2014 - 2018: Board Member, University of Chicago Alumni Association, assisting with program planning; 2017 - 2018: Programming Chair, organizing Denver Art Museum private tours, annual state-wide alumni event, family events, annual lecture program
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • 2019 - 2020: Chairwoman, Colorado W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms), see Honors/Awards; Bar Association Activity. 
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Not applicable: transactions-only legal practice.
Educational Background:
  • 1989 - 1991: Coursework at University of Chicago Law School; awarded granted for summer of 1990 to assist Hartford County Legal Aid to staff and develop AIDS/HIV Civil Division, created litigation guide in anticipation of discriminatory refusal to allow AIDS/HIV patients into nursing home. Extracurricular: Eat Chicago; Liaison to Financial Aid Committee, 1989-1990; Law Women's Caucus, 1989-1991.
  • Central Methodist University, B.A. in English, graduating with Honors after defense of thesis applying literary criticism to the portrayal of economics in early 20th Century American novels. Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; awarded Curator's Scholarship, Scholarship in English, English Fellowship; awarded membership in various academic fraternities, 1982
  • 1991 - 1992: Yale Law School, third year of law school coursework toward law degree from University of Chicago, attended with Special Student status, enrolled in regular classes, and performed independent study, presenting a paper applying the Truth in Lending Act on billing practices in the legal profession. Extracurricular: Legal History Forum.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Sworn in as licensed member of the Connecticut Bar, 1992
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • February 2019 - Present: Chairwoman, Colorado W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms): a member organization of the Colorado Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Section, the only professional organization in Colorado dedicated to women attorneys who also own an interest in their own Colorado solo and small firm legal practices. Previously this group met socially once a quarter and communicated solely through its private Facebook page, I began efforts in 2019 to raise the effect and support this organization provides its membership. After establishing the group as a non-profit organization, I invested in assisting Colorado W.O.L.F. to evolve, with the aim of providing a full range of professional, social and well-being support and resources to its members and creating a strong and integral community for women who not only practice law at the highest level, but are responsible as the key business owners and managers while fulfilling their community and family roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, and spouses. Through committees and organizational meetings, Colorado W.O.L.F. developed as a powerhouse community and continues to evolve. The organization now offers monthly professional and social events, presentations, and other gatherings - at this point held virtually - and a full spectrum of resources. With the assistance of a web designer and member feedback, I am leading the cause of rebranding the organization by developing an original mark and logo, and creating a new website to provide three functions: one-stop shop for potential clients to find knowledgeable and effective legal counsel for any situation life may bring their way; second, home base for member resources, benefits, and an internal referral network; and third, a means to share and connect with the CBA Solo and Small Firm Section community at large. We are presently recruiting sponsors and benefits by harnessing the purchasing power of the group as a whole, otherwise not attainable by individual business owners. We are also working on a series of continuing legal education events that focus on specific practice management needs unique to our members and developing presentation platforms to broadcast our members' expertise through webinars, podcasts, print articles, and client presentations. 2015 - Present, Member.  
  • July 2019 - Present: Programming Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association: special focus on assisting with efforts to increase women and minorities accessibility to judicial appointments. 2014 - Present: Member. 
  • April 2019 - Present: Council member, Solo and Small Firm ("SSF") Section Council, Colorado Bar Association: Continuing Legal Education Committee.  March 2019 - Present: Colorado W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms) Liaison to the SSF Section. 2003 - Present: Member, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • 2019 - Present: Computer and Technology Section, Colorado Bar Association. Board member, June 2019 - May 2020, assisting in planning continuing legal education presentations. At Large Board Member: May 2019 - Present.
  • 1995 - Present: Colorado Bar Association. Section Member: Real Estate and Trust & Estates Section, 1995 - Present; Solo and Small Firm Section, 2010 - Present; Construction Law Section, 2018 - Present: Computer and Technology Section, 2019 - Present.
  • 2017 - 2019: Business Networking International, Chapter Board Member; 2017 - 2019: Member. Organized Visitor's Day in 2018, 2019; Organized Chapter's presentation at Regional Meeting. 
  • 1995 - Present: Denver Bar Association, member.
  • 1992 - Present: Connecticut Bar Association, member.
Industry Groups:
  • Co-Ownership Agreements
  • Co-Purchase Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Easements
  • Financing
  • Leases
  • Lending
  • Property Development
  • Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Shared Maintenance Agreement
  • Survey Review
  • Title Review

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Barb is a true inspiration and a great mentor. She created and founded the Colorado Women Owned Law Firms (WOLF) and pours her heart and soul into that organization. I look to her for advice often, and am grateful for her mentorship. ”

“Ms. Heikoff is an experienced and patient real estate attorney. She is creative in dealing with problems her clients face, and knows when it is time to refer her clients to attorneys in other practice areas. She is also one of the most ethical attorneys I know!”

“Barb does an amazing job as the leader of Colorado WOLF she is truly dedicated to helping other women lawyers succeed.”

“Barbara consistently delivers amazing results to her clients. She is thorough and a pleasure to work with!”

“Barb is single handedly the most devoted, kind, and professional mentor I have had since becoming an attorney. I got to know her through her chairmanship of the Women Owned Law Firm group in Colorado as well as through her work on the board of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is an amazing attorney who is able to help her clients navigate through difficult and detail oriented real estate concerns, but she is also a selflessly devoted leader in the local legal community.”

“Barb is a tremendous attorney, and I referred one of my employees to her yesterday for a real estate matter, but what I especially want to highlight is her service to Colorado's Women Owned Law Firms. This organization, under her leadership, has now become the most useful professional resource available to women running law firms in Colorado. There has never been anything like it in Colorado, and it fills the gap between the CWBA and the CBA. The amount of hours and love that she has poured into this organization is a legacy that will live on forever, and hopefully will be replicated in other states.”

Office location for Barb Heikoff

9249 S Broadway
#200-179
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Phone: 720-943-6825

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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