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Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC
1125 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2100
Denver, CO 80202
United States
(303) 296.3377

Firm Details

Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC is a leading commercial, insurance and real estate litigation and transactional law firm in the Rocky Mountain West providing legal services across a wide spectrum of practice areas.  The firm's practice is as varied as its clients, and the firm's shareholders have extensive experience within their specialties.  In the litigation arena, the attorneys of Sweetbaum Sands practice in all areas of commercial law including litigation of corporate and commercial matters, insurance defense, bad faith defense, construction defect litigation, and real estate litigation matters of all kinds.  The firm handles disputes involving mechanic's lien and title insurance claims, as well as disputes involving commercial loan defaults, foreclosures, receiverships and enforcement of homeowner association liens.   

In the transactional arena, the firm's attorneys represent clients on land, office, retail, restaurant and mixed-use income producing and development projects, working with private and public sector parties.  They provide services for real estate acquisitions and sales, development, zoning and land use matters, loans and financing transactions, commercial leasing, property management and real estate brokerage, and construction agreements, as well as business contracts, entity formation documents, and asset based transactions.  

Whether a litigation or transactional matter, the attorneys of Sweetbaum Sands strive to provide clients with viable, economic and responsive solutions to their legal needs.  Sweetbaum Sands is proud that each of its senior shareholders has an "AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available.  The firm has consistently had its shareholders and associates listed among the Super Lawyers® in Colorado.   Alan D. Sweetbaum and Jon F. Sands have each been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® since its inception in 2006, while shareholders Brad Ramming (2010, 2013-2015), Carolyn Abrahams (2014-2015) and Geoffrey P. Anderson (2011 – 2014) have also received such an honor.  Shareholders Joshua D. McMahon (2015), and Katherine Karamalegos Kust (2013-2015) have been selected for inclusion as Rising Stars in Super Lawyers® in Colorado.  Sweetbaum Sands’ shareholders Alan D. Sweetbaum (listed since 2013), Jon F. Sands (listed since 2007) and Geoffrey P. Anderson (listed since 2014) have also been recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as Best Lawyers in America©.  The Firm was also designated as a Metropolitan Colorado Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for Insurance Law (2010 – 2015) and a Metropolitan Colorado Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law (2014) by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®




Women: 2

Men: 5

Of Counsel

Women: 1

Men: 1


Women: 2

Men: 2

Management / Department Heads

Women: 1


Women: 4

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 4

Men: 1


  • 2016 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers
  • 2017 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers
  • 2013 Top Ranked Firm Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers
  • 2013 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers
  • 2014 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers
  • 2015 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers

About Our Clients

The attorneys of Sweetbaum Sands represent a variety of clients ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to regional and national corporations, both in the private and public sectors.   The firm represents banks and financial institutions, liability and title insurance companies, real estate developers and investors, real estate property managers and brokerage companies, homebuilders, condominium and homeowner associations, and individuals and small businesses, including those in the retail, restaurant, hotel and hospitality, financial, construction, professional services and technology sectors.   

Representative clients include: Admiral Insurance; Allegiant Insurance; Alliant National Title Insurance Co.; American Family Insurance Company;  Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO); Arch Insurance; Bonanno Bros. Pizzeria; Bonanno Concepts; Bones Restaurant; Briseis Capital Corporation; Cambrian Partners; Chicago Title Insurance Company; Collegiate Peaks Bank; Colorado Business Bank; Colorado Housing & Finance Authority; Colorado Exteriors; Cooper Investments; Costa & Gallegos; Custom Management Group; David Weekley Homes;; EMC Insurance Properties Company; Fireman's Fund Insurance; First American Title Insurance Company; Genesee Homes; Gibraltar Private Bank; Golden Key Homes; Green Russell; Guaranty Bank and Trust Company; Investor's Underwriting Managers; Joberg Holdings; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Liberty Title; Lou’s Food Bar; Luca d'Italia; MIE Development; Mizuna Restaurant; Navigators Group; North American Title Insurance Company; Ogilvie Properties, Inc.; Old Vine Corporation; Opus Northwest, LLC; Osteria Marco Restaurant; Permanent General Insurance; Pure Real Estate Partners, LLC; Regency Realty; Royal Crest Dairy; Russell's Smoke House; Salt & Grinder; Safeway; Saturn Homes; Southern Title Insurance Company; Sprung Construction; Stewart Title Guaranty Company; The Hotel Group; Travelers Insurance;  Tzap Management Services; Uniti Bank; Vesper Lounge; Wintergreen Homes; Zurich North America.


Alan D. Sweetbaum
Commercial Civil Litigation
Jon F. Sands
Insurance Defense/Bad Faith

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

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