Attorney Profile

Representing Clients In Complex Matters Throughout Colorado

Bart Johnson

Bart is a real estate and land use lawyer based in the Firm’s Aspen office. He has focused on real estate and land use law since entering private practice in 1996 and has worked in Aspen since 2000. He has broad experience in all aspects of real estate and development work. His transactional experience includes complex mixed-use condominium projects and planned communities, office space and retail leasing with national brand-name tenants, acquisition and development for projects of all sizes, representation of both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and representation of buyers and sellers of high-end residences in Colorado’s resort areas. His land use experience includes representation of clients before the governing bodies of many of the local governments in the Denver Metro Area and the resort areas of Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Winter Park.

In representing buyers and sellers of luxury homes, Bart has closed 100s of millions of dollars of transactions in the Aspen/Snowmass area, including many of the most expensive properties ever sold in areas like Red Mountain, Willoughby Way, downtown Aspen, the West End, Starwood, the Castle Creek Valley, and Old Snowmass.

Bart is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to entering private practice, Bart clerked for Judge Wade Brorby on the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1995
  • Editor-in-Chief, Denver University Law Review, 1994-95
  • Order of St. Ives
  • B.A., Middlebury College, American History and Literature, 1991


  • Co-Editor, Development Impact Fees in the Rocky Mountain West, Rocky
    Mountain Land Use Institute, Second Ed. (2006)
  • Co-Author, Colorado Growth Management and Urban Land Use Law,
    National Business Institute (1999)


Bart has spoken at over 30 continuing legal education conferences all over Colorado on a variety of subjects, including impacts fees, ethics in land use and real estate law, land use disputes, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and local regulation of cellular towers. His speaking engagements have included yearly participation in the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and presentations to state-wide meetings of the Colorado Municipal League’s Attorney Section and the Attorney Section of Colorado Counties, Inc.