Diane Wolfson*

Of Counsel

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Diane Wolfson*

Of Counsel

Diane Wolfson has been practicing law for over 25 years. She began her career at a Wall Street firm, then spent two decades running her own practice in Telluride, CO. Diane has significant expertise in real estate, including assisting clients with the entire life cycle of residential and commercial real estate transactions, from acquisition, financing and entitlements, through construction, management, leasing, and disposition. She has considerable expertise in HOAs, having served as HOA counsel to many associations and reviewed HOA documents for countless more buyers. Diane is also an experienced real estate investor and successful entrepreneur, having founded and run HOA property management and lodging companies.

Diane also has expertise in managing corporate matters such as entity formation and financing, along with mergers and acquisitions. She also serves clients as general counsel, and in that role prepares a broad range of commercial contracts (service, partnership, licensing, franchise, employment, NDAs and non-competes, real estate brokerage).

Diane brings superb drafting skills to the table, and she is an artful negotiator known for getting even the toughest deals done.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court (CO)


  • ​Juris Doctor, New York Law School
    • Cum Laude, Law Review
  • BA Economics/Business, Ursinus College

Speeches & Publications

Community Activities and Personal Interests

Outside the office, Diane enjoys skiing, horses, hiking, singing, dancing, painting, and improv comedy, and is an experienced improviser herself. She is also trained in nonviolent communication and mediation and practices yoga and meditation.

Representative Transactions

  • Buyer’s counsel $45 million resort hotel purchase Telluride, CO
  • Buyer’s counsel $30 million asset purchase and refinance
  • Real estate counsel to national restaurant franchisee with 200+ locations​
  • Counsel to HOAs representing > $100 million collective assets​
  • HOA counsel for The Peaks (largest multi-use property in Telluride, CO)
  • ​Counsel to largest affordable housing developer in Telluride, CO
  • Seller’s real estate counsel for $18 million marijuana retail business with > 15 leased locations
  • Counsel to landlord leasing 50,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit industrial
  • Construction and architect contracts for high-end custom homes and multi-use developments
  • Residential home purchases from $250,000 to $10 million
  • Custom real estate broker office contracts and office franchise agreements​

*Diane Wolfson is an independent contractor, and is not an employee of or otherwise associated with the firm. Diane Wolfson instead provides services to the firm and its clients on a project basis.

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