Candy Figa has maintained a wide-ranging, litigation-oriented practice throughout Colorado for over 30 years. She has handled disputes including commercial leases, contracts, commercial development and land use issues, partnership dissolutions, employment, attorneys’ fees and estate litigation.
She has represented local businesses, large and small, national companies, and individuals. Ms. Figa is admitted to practice in the Colorado State courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Figa has also served as an arbitrator and special master in several areas of commercial and personal injury litigation.
Ms. Figa is active in civic affairs and served on the Greenwood Village City Council from November 1993-2001. She served as Mayor Pro Tem from 1999-2001. She was the municipality’s representative to the Board of Directors of the Denver Regional Council of Governments where she served on the Executive Board and as vice-chairman of the Transportation Policy Committee. Ms. Figa also served on the Board of Governors of the Southeast Business Partnership and the Boards of the Southeast Transportation Authority and E-470 Public Highway Authority.
Ms. Figa also served on the Curtis Arts and Humanities Council, the Regional Transportation District’s Art Committee selecting art for the Southeast Lines’ light rail stations, the Alumni Council of the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, and the Colorado Bar Association’s Legislative Policy Committee. Ms. Figa currently serves on the Eighteenth Judicial Nominating Commission and the Ethics Committee of Arapahoe County. Ms. Figa is the Colorado Regent Emeritus (having served eleven years as Regent) for Northwestern University and serves on its Council of 100 and Board of Visitors for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Ms. Figa is a member of the American, Colorado, Denver, Arapahoe County and Colorado Women’s Bar Associations.
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1978
(Business Editor , Denver University Law Review)
Northwestern University, B.S.Ed, 1973
Areas of Expertise:
Litigation and Trials of Business, Contract, Commercial and Real Estate Matters
Land Use Planning
Representative Transactions:Negotiated high level employment and severance agreements; represented developers, national companies, and homeowners associations in land use issues with local jurisdictions; represented employers in age and gender discrimination claims; represented land owners in land use litigation concerning oil and gas rights; prepared estate plans.
Speaking Engagements:Northwestern University Council of 100 Spring 2014-“How to Be a Grassroots Politician”; Group Leader regarding “Careers in Law” Fall 2014.
- Leading Developers through the Local Government Approval Process
- Being a Personal Representative: The Other Side of Estate Planning