John M. Dingess’ practice emphasizes water law. He has extensive experience with water rights matters in the South Platte, Arkansas, Gunnison, and Colorado River basins. He has represented the City of Aurora for many years as their lead counsel for several multi-million dollar water rights transactions. Mr. Dingess has also represented other entities, including special districts, ditch companies, homeowners associations, agricultural interests, public and private development interests, and private parties in Colorado and the City of Fargo, North Dakota. He has extensive experience in special district matters, including dissolutions and exclusions.
Donald M. Ostrander has been in practice since 1982. He maintains a real estate litigation practice, with a focus on eminent domain and condemnation trials, inverse condemnation, land use matters, urban renewal projects, regulatory takings, and conservation easements. Current and past clients include the City of Black Hawk, City of Thornton, City of Arvada, City of Westminster, City of Boulder, City of Aurora, City of Golden, City of Lafayette, E-470 Public Highway Authority, Summit County, Douglas County, Weld County, Town of Gypsum, Pagosa Springs, Sheridan Redevelopment Authority, Aurora Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation District, Entrega Gas Pipeline Company, Federal Heights and numerous private landowners.
Since beginning his practice in 1988, Austin Hamre has concentrated primarily on water law and related aspects of federal natural resource permitting. Mr. Hamre currently handles all phases of complex, multi-party litigation of water rights, appeals and related real property matters. He has been extensively involved in federal land use and environmental permit negotiations, NEPA and Endangered Species Act compliance matters and administrative rule-making proceedings before the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission. Mr. Hamre advises clients on transactional matters, performing pre-purchase water title analyses and the negotiation of water right conveyances.
Richard F. Rodriguez represents public and private entities, individual property owners, developers, lenders, landlords, tenants, and others in all phases of public and private eminent domain and condemnation proceedings. Since being licensed in 1994, Mr. Rodriguez’ practice has concentrated primarily on real estate litigation, with an emphasis on eminent domain and land use litigation. Mr. Rodriguez also maintains a complex commercial litigation practice, a significant portion of which includes real estate and construction litigation, including, but not limited to, quiet title actions, foreclosures, boundary disputes, mechanics’ lien litigation, and construction litigation. Prior to affiliating with Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C., Mr. Rodriguez was a partner at a large international law firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Steven Louis-Prescott has nearly a decade of experience in all types of oil and gas matters and focuses his practice on the land and mineral owner side of issues, representing cities and counties, districts, farmers, ranchers, individual and corporate mineral owners, homeowners, associations, real estate developers, overriding royalty owners, and other non-operator entities and individuals. He also represents a vast array of clients in various litigation and transactional matters involving eminent domain and condemnation, real property disputes, and other land use matters. Common issues handled by Steven include oil and gas leasing and lease validity litigation, surface use agreements, easements, mineral rights sales, mineral title ownership, royalty payments, spacing and pooling, environmental contamination and remediation, trespass, state and local oil and gas regulation, quiet title actions, local permitting and land use, deeds and contracts, and land takings. He is licensed in Colorado and Wyoming, and has been admitted to litigate in numerous courts across the country.