Michelle DeVoe has over 25 years of experience, helping clients with the purchase, sale and redevelopment of environmentally-impacted properties. She has worked on every phase of Brownfields transactions, including navigating complex regulatory processes, finding and negotiating strategies to manage and reduce environmental risk, and helping clients draft complex transaction documents to mitigate environmental concerns. She also regularly works with technical experts to ensure that chosen solutions are sound and workable. Ms. DeVoe is the co-founder of boutique environmental, regulatory, and business law firm. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. DeVoe practiced at national law firms in Denver and Atlanta, and served as General Counsel for a nationally-recognized environmental non-profit organization. Beyond Brownfields, her legal practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental and energy compliance matters, and transactional work. Ms. DeVoe’s representation encompasses a variety of industries including real estate and development entities, private equity funds and REITs, the ski, resort, and hospitality industry, industrial facilities, oil and gas production companies, and municipalities.
Ms. DeVoe regularly speaks on issues of environmental and energy law and recently participated presented at the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Symposium on environmental implications in real estate and corporate transactions. Ms. DeVoe was recognized as a top environmental attorney in Denver by 5280 Magazine in 2020 and named by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s outstanding “Forty under Forty” business professionals. She was also recently appointed by Mayor Hancock to serve on the Denver County Court Judicial Nominating Committee. She currently serves on the board of directors for City Year Denver and has previously worked with other non-profits, including The Women’s Foundation and Project PAVE. Ms. DeVoe is also active with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.