Douglas R. Tueller, Esq.

Founding Partner

dtueller@tuellergibbs.com

Doug has been providing business and legal advice to clients and actively participating in business ventures in various capacities throughout the United States and internationally since 1982. Doug spent his academic years at USC, Stanford Law School, University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany (as a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow) studying, researching, translating and publishing. Over the years Doug has been engaged in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and has served in senior management-level and general counsel positions with privately-held real estate development and investment firms. These include associations ranging from small residential associations to highly complex mixed-use commercial, residential, retail communities throughout the West.

Doug trained initially in Colorado with Holme Roberts & Owens (now Bryan Cave HRO) and in California with the international law firm Graham & James (now Squire Sanders). Immediately prior to moving his family to Telluride in 1992, Doug served as special counsel for The Disney Store Group, as it expanded its operations overseas and throughout North America.

Doug also has formed and has either chaired or served as general counsel for numerous nonprofit entities, both internationally and in California, Nevada and Colorado. Since moving to Telluride he chaired the Rotary International in Post-Graduate Fellowship program in Colorado for over a decade and the Telluride Rotary Scholarship Committee since the early 1990s. In 2014, he was elected chairman of the Rotary Foundation and was appointed to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section Committee in the summer of 2016. In the early 1990s, Doug also served on both the organizing committee and first Town Council responsible for forming the Town of Mountain Village near Telluride, Colorado. He currently serves as general counsel for the Just for Kids Foundation, the Pinhead Institute, Telluride Arts, Mountains to Desert and the Ah Haa School for the Arts and was active in the Telluride R-1 School District for over a decade, serving on numerous accountability, data and principal/superintendent committees.

 


Andrew J. Gibbs, Esq.

Founding Partner​

agibbs@tuellergibbs.com

Andrew is litigator with an emphasis on real estate, construction and corporate disputes, homeowner association representation and personal injury litigation. Andrew has taken over 75 cases to trial or arbitration hearing, and creatively resolved hundreds of complex and often emotionally charged conflicts between entities, individuals and non-profit boards. Andrew’s extensive trial experience earned him recognition in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This designation is given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

As a certified mediator, Andrew applies his years of litigation experience and negotiation acumen to help parties resolve their differences on their volition instead of enduring the substantial risk of trial. He is also a regular speaker at Front Range Investor Network and the Independent Brokers Group, where he lectures and engages small and large-group discussions on the anatomy of real estate development, construction and broker disputes and emphasizes pitfall avoidance.

Andrew grew up in Tucson, Arizona, received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2001, and his BA from the University of Arizona in 1997, where he majored in communication with a double minor in business and history. Andrew studied international comparative law at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya in 1999. He has been an adjunct legal studies instructor at Parks College in Thornton, Colorado (since closed) and was a teaching fellow for the Masters in American & Comparative Law program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Andrew has served on Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board for NAMLO International, an international aid organization that focuses sustainable economic development in Nepal and Nicaragua; Andrew is currently serves on the Advisory Board. Andrew is a volunteer mediator for Jefferson County. Andrew has also actively involved in the local community through volunteer work at Wyatt Edison Charter School, an inner city Denver elementary school. Andrew is a world traveler, has visited over 30 countries on six continents, an is avid mountain biker and skier.

 


David Dye

Partner

ddye@tuellergibbs.com

David focuses his practice in real estate matters and has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate ownership and development, with an emphasis on the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties and restaurant/retail leasing. Prior to joining Tueller & Gibbs, LLP David developed considerable commercial leasing expertise representing publicly-traded companies owning and operating thousands of restaurant locations worldwide. In addition, he served as developer’s counsel in connection with the construction and development of an ultra-luxury hotel/condominium resort located in the Town of Mountain Village, Colorado. As a result, David is well-versed in all aspects of commercial condominium development, including the preparation of condominium governing documents, reviewing and negotiating complex construction loan documents, and working with the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA).

 


Jason Soronson

Associate

jsoronson@tuellergibbs.com

Jason’s practice focuses on business, commercial, and real estate litigation. He spent the first year of his legal career as a Law Clerk in Colorado’s First Judicial District for Chief Judge Philip McNulty and Judges Diego Hunt and Chris Bachmeyer, during which he gained invaluable insight and courtroom experience. During his clerkship, Jason was responsible for conducting extensive research and preparing memoranda and orders concerning a multitude of civil, criminal, and domestic relations issues.

 

Jason grew up in Tempe, Arizona, where he attended Arizona State University, receiving a B.S. in Justice Studies and a Minor in Business. After college, Jason moved to Denver where he received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is an active member of the Rhone Brackett and Sonya Sotomayor Inns of Court. Outside of work, Jason enjoys pursuing an ever-growing list of outdoor hobbies and spending time with his two dogs.

 


Sean Murphy

Of Counsel

smurphy@tuellergibbs.com

[biography details coming]

 

Staff

Monique Bensett is a paralegal in our Telluride office, with over eight years of experience in corporate, real estate, homeowner association, foreclosure and title matters.  Monique received her B.A. in political science from Michigan State University and her degree in paralegal studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  She is also a board member of The Rico Center, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and enriching the quality of life for residents and visitors of Rico, Colorado.

 

Candle Maulin is a paralegal in our Denver office, with over fifteen years of experience focusing on complex litigation matters, trial and collections investigations. Candle earned her B.A. from Regis University as an English major, where she was also an English writing tutor.  She volunteers at Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns, a nonprofit focused on preventing infant abandonment and increasing awareness about the Colorado Safe Haven Statute.

 

Carisa Ames Franck is a legal assistant in our Telluride office. Carisa, a transplant from California, came to Tueller & Gibbs, LLP after over a decade of studio jewelry and fine art sales. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Humboldt State University with an emphasis in museum and gallery practices, and an Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

 

Sarah Bordon is a legal assistant in our Denver office. She joined the Tueller & Gibbs, LLP team in 2017. She recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a certificate in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder.