Town of Mountain Village announces new town attorney

The Town of Mountain Village has hired Garfield & Hecht, P.C. as the town’s new legal representation, with Paul Wisor serving as town attorney.

Wisor, along with support from other attorneys at Garfield & Hecht will replace the services and roles previously filled by Jim Mahoney and J. David Reed, P.C.

Wisor’s role will include providing legal counsel to Town Council and staff; drafting, reviewing and approving all town contracts, ordinances, agreements and resolutions; attending all Town Council meetings; and providing litigation services as deemed necessary by Town Council.

“Garfield & Hecht and I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to serve as town attorney for the Town of Mountain Village,” Wisor said. “The Town is as special as it is unique, and we are committed to assisting Mountain Village in remaining a world-class community unlike any other.”

Wisor’s law practice focuses on public finance, land use entitlement work, real estate development and he has advised a wide range of government entities such as municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts.

“We are all excited to welcome Paul and the Garfield & Hecht team to Mountain Village,” said Mayor Laila Benitez. “The role of a town attorney, even in a small town like ours, has grown far more complicated over the years. We have confidence that Paul and the team at Garfield & Hecht have the experience and skill necessary to meet our needs as a growing community.”

His resume includes serving as the attorney for the Towns of Avon and Fairplay and City of Fruita where he developed an impressive background in planning and zoning law, employment law, code enforcement, election law, liquor licensing regulations, Colorado Open Records Act, TABOR, economic development matters and much more related to the day-to-day activities of these municipalities.

“Paul and his firm are truly outstanding in all aspects of municipal and Colorado state law and have experience with Mountain Village’s history.,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dan Caton. “Paul is particularly knowledgeable about finance law, which will be quite helpful in the coming years. The team that sought applicants and then interviewed the finalists couldn't be happier with our choice.”

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