Reed F. Morris, PARTNER
Selected cases and disputes:
2017: Successfully represented business sellers/Plaintiff against purchasers in breach of promissory note case, successfully defended fraudulent inducement defense and counterclaims in excess of $500,000 resulting in a net set-off of $65,000. (4 day bench trial - currently litigating post-trial motions including award of attorney fees for client).
2017: Successfully represented individual in real estate title dispute in Denver Probate Court (2 day bench trial).
2016: Represented real estate property claimant on lease option in two day bench trial (2 day bench trial).
2015: Plaintiffs’ verdict in real estate contract case involving an earnest money dispute and counterclaims of misrepresentation. Secured post-judgment award of attorney’s fees and costs to client pursuant to prevailing party fee-shifting provision in contract.
2017: Negotiated early dismissal of Defendant in claims of tortious interference and trade secret misappropriation prior to commencement of discovery.
Represented residential real estate seller involving claims of negligent handling of transaction by Seller’s real estate broker.
Advise Colorado real estate companies in day-to-day needs involving contract handling, broker relations and client issues.
As Plaintiff's counsel at conslusion of construction defect trial, secured settlement amount to Plaintiff equal to the cost of repair defective (10 day jury trial).
Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with contract claims on motion to dismiss.
Obtained pre-trial release of wrongful lis pendens recorded against commercial property.
Successfully represented commercial real estate owners involving exercise of option to purchase. Secured post-judgment award of attorney’s fees and costs to client pursuant to prevailing party fee-shifting provision in contract.
Selected by general counsel to represent fortune 500 company in Colorado-related litigation (plaintiff and defense work).
Hired by out of state counsel to defend state and federal breach of contract claims against outdoor industry manufacturer.
Hired by out of state counsel to defend out of state construction payment dispute, securing dismissal of case wrongfully filed in Colorado by in-state Plaintiff.
Plaintiff’s verdict in landslide case in state district court jury trial involving claim of property damage and negligent operation. (7 day jury trial)
Jury trial verdict in defense case involving emotional distress damages below early statutory offer of settlement, entitling client to award of costs. (5 day jury trial)