Donald "Corky" Eby is a Robinson and Henry superstar and leader of the firm's real estate practice. He helps clients solve problems relating to real estate, including commercial and residential acquisition, financing, development, leases, foreclosure, landlord tenant, eviction, contract issues, HOA disputes, Realtor representation, zoning and other land use issues. He also represents Colorado veterans on issues such as VA disability ratings, combat related special compensation, discharge review, and other Veterans Administration claims. Additionally, he handles business and commercial law issues including acquisitions and mergers, joint ventures and entity formation, collections, franchises, contract issues, and general corporate counsel.
Prior to joining our firm Donald served in the US Navy where he was assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers, the Naval Discharge Review Board, and other special assignments. During his military career he was deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean, and Adriatic Sea. He also, has owned and operated a real estate company for over ten years where he has personally bought and sold dozens of homes and dealt with hundreds of tenant issues ranging from broken leases, to property repairs, and evictions. His unique background gives him an exceptional perspective on the issues faced by todays business owners, landlords, and veterans.
Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science
University of Denver, Juris Doctor
Colorado Bar Association CLE, Colorado Real Estate Practice Course
HONORS AND AWARDS
Scholastic Excellence Award - Trial Practice
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Corporate Apprentice of the Year
Castle Rock Board of Adjustments
Colorado Real Estate Investors
NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development - Legislative Affairs Committee
MOAA - Military Officers Association of America
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans
Mr. Eby regularly speaks to groups who are concerned about legal issues
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association - Real Estate and Natural Resources Sections
Douglas Elbert County Bar Association - LinkedIn Group manager
Contact Donald by email or schedule and appointment by calling 303-688-0944.
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- University of Denver
- Juris Doctorate
- Honors: Trial Practice and Corporate Apprentice of the Year
- AVVO 2013 Client's Choice Award
- Multiple client recommendations on Avvo within the year of 2013
- Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans
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- Activities: Assist Colorado Veterans with legal issues.
- Q. Between a general contractor and their client, who is the most liable for paying sub-contractors?
- A: Generally the General Contractor has direct privity of contract with the Subs and is thus responsible to pay them.
- Q. I the owner would like to terminate my tenants lease ( to dale or move back in ). Can I do that in Colorado ?
- A: Likely not. Whatever your lease is, month to month, annual , etc. however good or bad it is, written or verbal is the lease. The landlord does not have the right to terminate because he wants to move back in. But, he can terminate based on mutual agreement or breach of the terms of the lease. Review your lease and enforce it strictly this may help you to force a mutual agreement to terminate or great the basis for an enforceable eviction.
- Q. Can a landlord require payments for an empty residential rental without making any attempts to re-rent?
- A: If the landlord wishes to pursue you in court for a judgment to collect unpaid rents, he'll have to proove that he attempted to relet the property. Good Luck!
- Q. a borrower has the right to prepay the principle amount in whole or part of without penalty except with consent of note
- A: Either the borrower has the right to pre-pay without penalty or he does not. This should be defined in the terms of the Promissory Note. Lender does not have the right to unilaterally change the terms or demand more. If there is no written promissory note - Lender likely does not have the right to prevent early payment or charge a fee for early payment.
- Q. Received written and signed lease break fee and now they are requesting more, is that legal?
- A: The lease is the controlling document, how ever good or bad it is. Neither party has a right to unilaterally change the terms. Good Luck.
- Q. I signed a lease agreement and the office leased my the apartment to someone else
- A: Do you want to sue for breach of contract?
- Q. My landlord has violated multiple sections of the lease. Upkeep of appliances, upkeep and notice of entry. Recourse?
- A: If your landlord is in breach of the breach you likely need to provide notice and opportunity to cure before you have the right to terminate. I recommend contacting an attorney to help you as the landlord may come after you for damages if he thinks that you have not properly terminated. Good luck!
- Q. I signed a lease, paid the security deposit & need to back out. Landlord verbally agreed to return deposit. Tenant resp?
- A: You likely are not in a good legal position. The lease creates an obligation on the Tenant to pay the rent. The lease cannot be unilaterally terminated, but termination can be negotiated. Landlord had 30 - 60 days depending upon the language in the lease to return your security deposit from the termination of the lease, in this case termination may not occur until a new tenant takes possession. Hopefully, your loss can be limited to the security deposit and LL does not pursue you for lost rent, releting fees, attorney fees, late fees, etc.
- Q. What document is there to show that myself and my brother are heirs of our great grandfather.
- A: This will depend on what documents your Great Grandfather, your Grandfather, and your Father have left WRT designating their heirs or the results of the probate of their estates. As this goes back 4 generations an you are obviously attempting to take property from someone who believes that they are the rightful owner, I recommend you get an attorney involved to help you.