Wayne F. Forman, Esq.
Mr. Forman is a Shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Denver office. Working with the firm’s Water & Public Lands, Real Estate, Natural Resources and Litigation Groups, he represents clients in all aspects of Colorado water law, land use litigation, condemnation and environmental law and litigation.
Mr. Forman represents private and public clients throughout Colorado water rights matters and has been a counsel of record in a number of reported appellate decisions. He has extensive experience in water quality and wetlands matters, and in NEPA litigation and compliance. Mr. Forman’s clients include a national homebuilder, a natural gas exploration and development company, real estate developers, special districts, a national retailer and ranchers.
He has represented clients in matters involving federal storm water issues, basin-wide conflicts involving ground and surface water users, state court litigation regarding preemption of county oil and gas regulations and defense of state-issued permits, federal court challenges under NEPA and MLA to the issuance of permits to drill, eminent domain proceedings, staged sale/donation of conservation easements to national trust, a wide array of water rights transactions, zoning and development issues, NEPA compliance issues, rulemaking proceedings before the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, Endangered Species Act compliance issues, defense of mining operations against claims of phosphorus loading, and obtaining issuance of 404 permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a variety of projects, including ski resort, hotel and subdivision development. Mr. Forman has also represented private landowners in a variety of land use and condemnation matters throughout Colorado.