Joseph E. Edwards III (“Jody”)
Jody is an experienced attorney who specializes in real estate development and transactions, land use, commercial lending and foreclosures, owners’ associations, business organizations and municipal law. Since 1985, Jody has developed a reputation for integrity and for finding creative solutions to difficult problems for his clients in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Prior to founding Klein, Coté and Edwards in 2004, Jody worked with private firms in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.
Jody’s clients rely on his exceptional knowledge of local development and land use law, the result of representing for nearly a decade the Town of Basalt, Colorado and his tenure as the Chairman of the Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission. He also regularly appears before city and county governing bodies and commission for matters related to land use regulation.
Jody represents residential and commercial buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, and landlords and tenants. He represents developers in all phases of the real estate development process including land use due diligence and real estate acquisition, annexation and entitlement processes, preparing covenants and common interest community documentation, negotiating architectural and construction contracts and sales documentation.
Jody also has extensive experience with Homeowners Association law and counsels a multitude of HOAs in matters related to financing of improvements to common areas and the drafting, modification, enforcement and interpretation of governing documents.
Jody is admitted to practice in Colorado and Hawaii and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D. 1984) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S. 1981).
- Board Member, The Arts Campus at Willits, 2017-present
Areas of Practice
- Land Use and Development
- Real Estate Law
- Owners Associations
- Commercial and Residential Lending
- Business/Entity Law
- Colorado, 1985
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1985
- Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
- J.D. - 1984
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- B.S. - 1981
- Major: Accounting
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman, 1991 to 1993
- Pitkin County Bar Association, President, 1992 to 1993
- Colorado Bar Association, Member