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December 18, 2018  |  Written by Somach Simmons & Dunn

Featured Event: Colorado Water Laws & Regulations Seminar with shareholder Ramsey Kropf - January 30, 2019

Kick off 2019 with a deep dive into “Colorado Water Laws and Regulations,” a day-long seminar featuring shareholder Ramsey Kropf among the distinguished faculty. Scheduled for January 30th at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, topics and discussions will cover new developments, surface and groundwater rights, water quality regulations, utility supply, management and planning, and ethical considerations.

If your profession interfaces with water lawyers and engineers, this program will provide a relevant and timely overview of the legal and regulatory landscape. The final session will include updates on Colorado’s Water Plan, and on the drought contingency planning in the Colorado River basin. It will cover impacts on municipal water supplies, real estate transactions, and development considerations – based on issues that are unfolding on a daily basis.RAMSEY KROPF, Shareholder, Somach Simmons & Dunn

These educational sessions are designed for attorneys, real estate professionals, developers, lenders, engineers, municipal water providers, and floodplain managers. Join us in the Mile High City for this comprehensive and timely seminar.

  • Learn about new developments in water law: quantity, quality and usage

  • Understand ethical issues in water law and regulation

  • Examine issues related to surface water and groundwater ownership and rights

  • Explore water utility supply and regulation

  • Discuss state and regional water management and planning

Visit the seminar website for a full agenda, tuition rates, CE credits, and more information.


Ms. Kropf has had a renowned career in water rights law and has been impacting some of the West’s most challenging water issues for over two decades. Her experience is built on a unique combination of high-level legal work in both the private and public sectors where she has successfully handled cases with national implications. As the deputy solicitor in the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kropf was the principal advisor to the solicitor for all water resources issues. She spent 17 years with the Patrick Miller Kropf Noto law firm based in Aspen, Colorado, where she worked with municipalities, major resort developments and energy companies, and as a judicial officer – serving as special master in Wyoming’s general stream adjudication.

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