Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce Brett Payton and Michael C. Payne, have been selected to the 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list. R. Clay Bartlett and John C. Koechel have been selected to the 2023 Colorado Rising Stars list. Each year, the Super Lawyers research team selects no more than five percent of lawyers in the state to receive a Super Lawyers honor and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive the Rising Stars Honor.

Brett Payton leads the firm’s litigation practice group and focuses his practice on all areas of real estate, business and banking litigation. Michael Payne’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, private lenders, businesses and individuals in complex commercial real estate and financing transactions.
R. Clay Bartlett’s law practice is focused on corporate and real estate related matters including: purchase and sale transactions; business organization and capitalization; as well as corporate M&A transactions. John C. Koechel is a real estate transactions attorney with an emphasis in acquisitions, sales, development, financing, restructuring, leasing and associated corporate matters.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more
than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional
achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a
statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by
practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.


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