Michael Christopher Payne

Michael Christopher Payne

  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Collections
  • Colorado
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Attorney Mike Payne’s legal practice focuses on representing financial institutions, private lenders, businesses and individuals in complex commercial real estate and financing transactions. Mike also assists his clients with the establishment, explanation and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Mike was named a Colorado Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010 and 2015-2017, and a Super Lawyer in 2020. He has also been rated as an AV® Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, indicating that Mike has been recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. In 2013, he was named to the Northern Colorado Business Report’s 40 Under 40 Leaders Honor Roll, which recognizes emerging leaders in Northern Colorado.

Mike is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (including the Business and Real Estate Sections), the Larimer County Bar Association and the Weld County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mike formerly served on the Real Estate Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Weld Community Foundation. Mike is a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Northern Colorado and is a past President of the Byron White Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Windsor Community Foundation.

Mike is a proud two-time graduate of the University of Kansas, having obtained both his B.A. and J.D.

Mike is a founding member of Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC and spends his time between the firm’s Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley offices.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
University of Kansas
J.D. (2007)
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University of Kansas
B.A. (1999) | Geography; American Studies
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Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar  # 38939
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Contact & Map
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
999 19th Street, Suite 1500-S
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 861-8888
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
1711 W. 61st Avenue, Suite 100
Greeley, CO 80634
Telephone: (970) 339-3500
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
103 W Mountain Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Telephone: (970) 225-6700