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Kristin has over 10 years’ experience in the areas of civil engineering, real estate development, land use planning, and law. She focuses her law practice on legal matters related to special districts and municipal law. More specifically, she assists local governments, special districts, and developers with local government land use planning issues at the municipal staff level. Kristin also advises clients with presenting matters to boards, commissioners, and city councils. Her experience includes local government code drafting, legislative drafting, private sector contracts, intergovernmental agreements, personnel and public employment issues and election law. A significant amount of Kristin’s practice involves local government litigation.

Prior to joining Norton & Smith in 2015, Kristin worked for land use and engineering firms in Colorado, Massachusetts and New York. During that time, she gained experience analyzing local land use regulations, in some instances rewriting and updating them. Kristin’s work included land planning and entitlement processes. She also helped prepare storm water pollution prevention plans. Prior to practicing law, Kristin assisted with comprehensive zoning and subdivision regulation rewrites for communities across the country.

Kristin earned her Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School. She was awarded her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Colorado, Denver, and she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kristin was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2013 and is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a member of the American Planning Association, including the Colorado Chapter. Although her roots are in New England, Kristin values every moment she is able to spend in the mountains and under the Colorado sun!