Christopher "Chris" Thorne

Christopher "Chris" Thorne

Greenberg Traurig

Recognized since 2011

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Water Law

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With extensive experience in water law, Mr. Thorne effectively represents clients in water court litigation and related administrative proceedings, including adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, and complex plans for augmentation. He also assists clients with water rights acquisitions and in the development and negotiation of water supply arrangements.

Mr. Thorne has substantial experience with project development and financing for energy companies developing water supplies for new projects, including power generation facilities, solar energy projects, wind turbine projects, and natural gas production and pipeline facilities. His clients include municipal water providers, real estate developers, industrial water users, ranchers, farmers, and special districts. Mr. Thorne also has experience in adjudicating recreational in-channel diversion water rights.

In addition, Mr. Thorne counsels clients on environmental compliance matters and environmental litigation under the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental programs.

Mr. Thorne chaired Holland & Hart's Water Practice Group for over ten years. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Thorne practiced in the Denver office of the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for five years.

  • 1144 Fifteenth Street, Suite 3300
    Denver, CO 80202
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Colorado Bar Association - Member
  • Town of Berthoud Planning & Zoning Commission - Chairman

Greenberg Traurig
Headquarters: New York, New York

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Water Law
Special Focus:
  • Water Rights


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