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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Water Law


  • Colorado

Rebecca E. Spence


Phone: 720.279.1470
Office: Denver

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Rebecca Spence is an attorney in the firm’s real estate and corporate practice groups and specializes in water rights transactions and water court litigation. Rebecca helps clients to navigate a broad range of real estate transactions including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and water rights, title review, and other related contracts. Rebecca’s corporate practice focuses on entity formation, structuring, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, and the accompanying negotiations. Rebecca also has experience in the cannabis, liquor licensing, and civil litigation fields and routinely supports these practice groups.

Prior to joining Messner, Rebecca earned her J.D. from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she most notably interned with the Colorado Water Trust, National Young Farmers Coalition, and the Federal Highway Administration. After law school, Rebecca spent time as Corporate Counsel for PanTheyrx, a biotech company based in Boulder, CO, and as an associate at LC Water Law, a real estate and water rights firm in Loveland, CO.

Outside of the office Rebecca enjoys live music, camping, paddle boarding, hanging out with her husband, dog, and chickens, and practicing and teaching yoga.”

  • University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.A. in Journalism and Communications, 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Rebecca participated in the first Transatlantic University Collaboration in Climate Change and Energy Law funded by the European Union with universities located in Denmark and Norway. The universities worked together to research and present policy solutions for pressing issues related to climate change to members of the EU.
  • Founding member of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Blockchain for Sustainable Development, Inc. (B4SD). B4SD worked to create a place for collaboration for businesses utilizing blockchain in the environmental space and evaluated businesses’ sustainability efforts against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Community Involvement
  • Supervising attorney for a group of students in the University of Colorado’s Water Law Acequia Project, 2021, 2022
  • Various pro-bono projects for small businesses during COVID

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