A.B. 1971, M.R.P. 1973
Thomas J. Ragonetti is a senior shareholder and director of Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff, and Ragonetti, P.C., a leading commercial law firm in Denver, where he specializes in land use, government regulation, urban and real estate development, and condemnation law. He represents private and public sector clients locally and nationally. His services have involved entitlement strategy and processing, negotiation and documentation of complex private and public-private transactions, and litigation at both the trial court and appellate court levels.
Among his many high-profile projects, he is proud to have represented the City of Denver on the Pepsi Center, home to the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche; the developer of Park Meadows Town Center, Colorado’s largest regional mall; and Vail Resorts on its Vail, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead and Red Sky Ranch resorts.
Ragonetti is listed in Best Lawyers in America, in both land use and real estate; in the top land use lawyers, real estate lawyers, and resort lawyers in the Chambers USA guide and in Colorado Super Lawyers. He has been recognized twice by the Denver Business Journal as one of a handful of lawyers listed in their “Power Book.”
He is an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado–Denver, where he teaches growth management and the new American landscape, and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s College of Law where he teaches land-use planning.
Active in his local community, Ragonetti is president of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and has served on the Colorado Land Use Commission. He has served as cochair of the Colorado Blue Ribbon Panel on Housing. He frequently chairs and speaks in continuing legal education and planning programs devoted to land use, development, and related topics.
In addition to his A.B. and M.R.P. degrees from Cornell, he received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1977.