Dedicated Eminent Domain And Real Estate Lawyers

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Caring And Experienced Attorneys

Our lawyers have practiced eminent domain and condemnation law, real estate related litigation, and real estate law in the Denver metro area and Colorado for decades. Our goal is to provide efficient and favorable resolutions to your real estate law concerns, driving us to work diligently on your behalf.

The breadth of our experience in eminent domain law allows our attorneys to represent property owners and condemning authorities in all aspects of a condemnation case.

Our attorneys and staff are experienced in a number of real estate issues allowing us to represent individuals, property owners, and commercial and governmental entities with their real estate law needs.

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Our Story

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When Jody Alderman and Carrie Bernstein first met in 2004, they didn’t foresee starting their own law firm together five years later, but they’re grateful they did. They met while working at a medium-sized law firm in Denver. While there, Jody and Carrie primarily worked on eminent domain cases and other real estate-related litigation.

In 2009, Jody and Carrie started their own women-owned law firm, Alderman Bernstein, which focuses on real estate law, including transactions and litigation, with a focus on eminent domain. Despite the depressed economy, Jody and Carrie didn’t hesitate to set out on their own. “We felt confident we would have clients,” Carrie says. “In particular, because Jody had such a presence in eminent domain.” “We really set out to be a niche eminent domain real estate law firm,” continues Jody, who was a partner at Grimshaw & Harring when she left, having worked there for 15 years; Carrie spent five years with the firm.

From the very beginning, Alderman Bernstein found great success. The firm’s vast knowledge and experience working on projects around the state, including on the Western Slope and in the mountain communities, has set them apart as one of the leading eminent domain law firms in Colorado. Jody and Carrie have both been recognized by their peers for their professional achievements: Jody has been selected to Super Lawyers since 2014, she has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law each year since 2007, achieving Lawyer of the Year status in 2022, and she is an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. Carrie has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Eminent Domain and Condemnation each year since 2016 . U.S. News & World Report has named the firm to its list of Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firm for Eminent Domain, and Condemnation Law in Denver for years.

In the years since opening the firm, Jody and Carrie have added several additional  attorneys and paralegals, all of whom pride themselves on being diligent in responding to clients and providing excellent service.

Both Carrie and Jody wanted to nurture their professional ambitions while being fully present in their families’ lives, a primary reason for starting Alderman Bernstein. “I believe we can be really great lawyers, and really great parents and spouses,” Jody says. “You don’t have to choose to be one or the other, and we work on it every year to figure out how we can make it better.” “We run lean, we do good work and we’re all on flexible schedules,” Carrie says. Jody and Carrie pride themselves on offering something that many firms do not: flexibility. And that work-life harmony has helped them build a firm around attorneys who value family first and has helped them all be better attorneys, no doubt. “We’re extremely focused and very efficient,” Carrie says.

Call Alderman Bernstein Today

Contact our office online or call 720-460-4200 to discuss your specific real estate law needs today.