Richard S. Strauss, Esq

Richard S. Strauss, Esq. is Of Counsel at S&D Law. Mr. Strauss brings over 37 years of providing high quality legal services to his clients to our firm. After graduating from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with distinction, Mr. Strauss received a J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1977. Mr. Strauss was associated with the long-time Denver law firm of Hochstadt, Straw, Strauss & Silverman, P.C. since 1977, first as an associate, then as a Partner, and was managing Partner since 2000. He enthusiastically joined S&D in December, 2014.

Richard's passion is litigation, and his litigation practice focuses on real estate, commercial, construction and employment issues, including covenants not to compete. He has developed a particular expertise in mechanic's lien cases. Richard also has helped numerous clients with estate administration upon the death of a loved one, including litigating probate cases where necessary.

Mr. Strauss also has a lengthy history in representing small businesses and their owners in matters of business formation and break-ups, wills and estate planning, business and real estate contracting, commercial property leasing, as well as business formations and buy-outs.

Mr. Strauss is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court as well as all state and federal Courts in Colorado.

Areas of Practice

Civil and Commercial Litigation - Trials and Appeals
Commercial real estate development and leasing
Construction Law including Mechanic's Liens
Contracts - Complex, Commercial and Real Estate
Employment Law - Employee & Employer
Real Estate Law
Wills & Estate Planning
Probate administration and litigation

Honors and Awards

Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers 2012 to the present (Business Litigation)
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Rated AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell