Gwen is the manager and an owner of Central Colorado Title & Escrow and is a principal of Allen & Eakins Law, LLC. Until 2012, she was a partner in Ballard Spahr, LLP’s Denver office, practicing there for 13 years as a member of the firm’s Real Estate Finance, Resort and Hotel, Planned Communities and Condominiums, and Real Estate Development Groups. Gwen continues to counsel developers, owners, and lenders in real estate transactions and now also uses her expertise as a title producer and settlement agent.
The RPTE Section has proven to be a wonderful resource for Gwen. As a young associate, she was able to take advantage of opportunities for leadership positions and speaking engagements. The Section is home to leaders in the legal profession who have been true mentors for Gwen and have helped her to develop the skills and confidence necessary for success. The network of friends and mentors Gwen found through the Section, invaluable in its own right, is now also a major source of her clients and referral sources. In addition, the substantive training, education, and publications available through the Section provide valuable practice pointers and are critical to maintaining her expertise.
Gwen is an active participant of RPTE, as chair of the Membership Committee, vice-chair of Real Estate Programming for the Continuing Legal Education Committee, a member of the Planning Committee, appointee to the Real Property Government Submissions Task Force, a member of the Real Estate Finance Group and of the Hospitality, Timesharing, and Common Interest Development Group, and the former chair of the Hotels, Resorts and Tourism Committee.
She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law.
Gwen and her husband and law partner, Brett Eakins, live in Salida, Colorado, with their two year old daughter, Esme, and their dog, Lola. They are actively involved in their community and enjoy the outdoor activities that the upper Arkansas River valley and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.