Adam B. Wiens

Partner

  • location icon Denver, CO
    1700 Lincoln Street
    Suite 4000
    Denver, CO 80203

Adam B. Wiens is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Construction, Professional Liability, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Energy, General Liability Practices. Adam’s practice emphasizes defense of architects and engineers in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations, involving structural, mechanical, life safety, electrical, petroleum, and civil engineering design defect and contract disputes for commercial, public and residential projects. Adam also represents companies and their principals in complex civil lawsuits involving commercial matters, real estate, oil and gas, construction, business disputes, securities, and corporate director and officer liability. While Adam is a proven trial lawyer, Adam also represents a variety of entities on non-litigation matters and advises start-up companies through the corporate formation process, including the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. He also has experience in representing companies on various employment matters, including non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and trade secret issues.

Adam prides himself on providing personal attention to his clients, getting to know them and their business needs and making himself available to them for matters on a moment’s notice. Adam represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time in the mountains with his wife and two sons.

Publications

  • 2015 Notable State and Municipal Construction Defect Claim Reforms Aimed at Reducing Litigation and Promoting New Construction - March 16, 2016 American Bar Association: Under Construction, Vol. 17, Issue No. 4, Spring 2016
  • Cities Adopt Ordinances in Wake of Legislature's Failure on Construction Defect Claims Reform
  • Construction Defects: Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims A-Z
  • City of Aurora, Colorado adopts Construction Defect Reform Ordinance to Promote Condominium Development and Reduce Litigation
  • Denver Mayor Signs Construction Defect Claim Reform Ordinance and Colorado Springs Follows Suit

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Daniels College of Business - University of Denver

Professional Presentations

  • Construction Defects: Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims A-Z
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division: Legal Writing

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Colorado
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Admissions

Colorado

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Associations

  • Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Colorado Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2015, 2016, Business Litigation

Education

Vermont Law School

Juris Doctor

University of Central Oklahoma

Representative Matters

  • Representing Independent Oil & Gas Operator against service company in multi-million dollar dispute concerning production casing that separated during completion process
  • Representing mechanical engineering firm against professional negligence claims on commercial projects
  • Representing members of a limited liability company in judicial dissolution Proceeding
  • Representing structural engineer and firm against professional negligence claims on residential projects
  • Advising business professional on non-compete obligations
  • Representing business in startup process, including entity selection and formation documentation
  • Representing principal in limited liability company in dispute over ownership Interests
  • Representing businesses and individuals in mineral right and lease transactions in Oil & Gas Industry
  • Representing participants in large Owner Control Insurance Program (OCIP) on multiple multi-million dollar commercial construction projects
  • Representing Oil & Gas service company against tort claims
  • Represented exclusive North American distributor of Chinese products concerning reseller and distribution agreements
  • Successfully defended international oilfield service company and Colorado landowner against toxic release and exposure lawsuit by obtaining summary judgment on all claims asserted by plaintiffs who sought damages in excess of 1 Million
  • Represented petroleum engineering firm in U.S. Federal District Court concerning re-completion overages and various contract disputes with oil and gas exploration company
  • Represented petroleum engineering firm in dispute concerning engineering and wellsite supervision during hydraulic fracturing of Wyoming well
  • Representing North Dakota Oil & Gas supply and service company in multi-million dollar arbitration against claims of fraud and misrepresentation concerning release and settlement agreement and stock purchase agreement
  • Represented geotechnical engineering firm in large mountain landslide outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming against negligence claims and property damage
  • Represented Design-Build Contractor against contract and negligence claims concerning construction defects at Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Represented and advised principals of cryptocurrency company in company stock repurchase and employment separation, including non-compete agreement
  • Represented start-up company and its principals in United States District Court for the District of Colorado in defending claims for securities fraud, breach of contract, and misrepresentation exceeding $5 million and prosecuting claims for, among other things, patent infringement, breach of licensing agreement, and misappropriation of trade secrets exceeding $5.4 million
  • Represented regional insurance agency in claims against former producer for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of non-compete agreement
  • Represented a subcontractor in a $16.4 million claim by homeowners association and builder/vendor involving interior, exterior and common area defects at a 192 unit residential community
  • Represented a regional architectural firm in a claim exceeding $100,000 by a commercial real estate owner involving the construction remodel of an "iconic" commercial property located in Boulder, Colorado
  • Successfully defended a developer and its principals in a complex mutli-party, multi-jurisdiction matter, including national lenders, national mortgage brokers, appraisers and construction professionals, concerning a turn-key single family vacation home investment scheme in a prominent ski town in Colorado
  • Obtained $1 million judgment in securities litigation matter involving a complex multi-party real estate investment scheme
  • Successfully defended a national developer in a mechanic's lien dispute in the Colorado Court of Appeals resulting in favorable decision affirming dismissal of a district court action brought by subcontractor
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