CLIENT PORTAL

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate

Admissions

  • Colorado

Deanne R. Stodden
Partner
Phone: 303.605.1579
Email: dstodden@messner.com
Office: Denver

Deanne’s practice encompasses all areas of real estate law, business law, banking law and creditor’s rights. The majority of her legal career has focused on the representation of large and small financial institutions and other creditors in residential and commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, deficiency actions and real estate-related litigation. Deanne has significant experience negotiating and documenting loan transactions involving real estate. She drafts and negotiates leases, license agreements, cell tower leases and enjoys working with small businesses and entrepreneurs on entity formation, organization documents and contracts. In addition to her work, Deanne is active in the legal community and is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of real estate law and creditor’s rights topics. Deanne is currently a member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee and is a liaison to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section Council. In addition, Deanne is the Managing Editor of the Colorado Bar Association/CLE Colorado Real Estate Practice books and collaborates with the other authors to teach the 13-week course in real estate law to new lawyers, paralegals, and other attendees.

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law – J.D. 2001
  • University of Colorado Boulder – B.A. International Affairs 1993
  • University of Colorado Boulder – B.S. Journalism 1993
  • Colorado Bar Association (2001-present)
  • Denver Bar Association (2001-present)
  • Real Estate Section, Financial Institutions Sub-Section, Business Law Section
  • Real Estate Section Council (“RESC”) (2010-2013)
  • Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee (2014 – present) (Liaison to RESC)
  • Chair RESC Education Committee (2012-2013)
  • Colorado Bar Association Fellow (2014-present)
  • Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (2012-present)
  • ALFN (American Legal and Financial Network) – Board of Directors, Ethics Committee 

Aksel Nielsen Award 2020 Recipient

Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors Colorado Canine Rescue
  • Colorado Bar Association Fellow
Professional Experience

The Stodden Law Firm, LLP/ Founder (2017)
Carpenter & Klatskin, P.C. (February 2015-present) Of Counsel
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLP (January 2016-February 2017) Equity Member
Rogers & Stodden, LLP/The STodden Law Firm, LLP (January 2014-January 2016) Owner/Founder
Fortis Law Partners (August 2015-May 2016) Of Counsel
The Castle Law Group (January 2008-July 2013) Managing Attorney
Castle Stawairski (November 2001-2008) Associate Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office (June 1999-October 2001) Civil Division Law Clerk

Publications

Foreclosure Law in Colorado, 2nd edition, Federal Regulatory Issues in Foreclosure
Colorado Real Estate Practice (2017) Contributing Author and Managing Editor
Authored Chapter 7 on Public Trustee Foreclosure
Colorado Foreclosure Law Contributing Author (2017) Federal Regulatory Oversight
Speaker Colorado Real Estate Practice Course (2017)
Flat Fee Strategies, presented at the CBA CLE Real Estate Symposium July 2017
Ballot Initiative #127 – Establishment of a State-Owned Bank, published in the CBA Business Law Section Newsletter, April 2016
The Lender’s Concerns in a Residential Real Estate Transaction Including the CFPB Rules, (March 2016 CBA CLE Real Estate Class)
Foreclosure Law Update, presented at the CBA CLE Real Estate Symposium July 2015
CFPB and Foreclosure, presented at the CBA CLE Foreclosure Law Program, May 2015
Commercial Loan Enforcement, presented at the CBA CLE Real Estate Update March 2015