Firm Profile

White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron was formed in 1997 and consists of a group of professionals with senior principals having decades of experience in real estate development and local government law, including special taxing districts, intergovernmental authorities,  municipalities, and commercial and residential owner associations.

Due to its excellent reputation, WBA has grown both in size and in experience, and has established its place at the forefront of development and local government representation in Colorado. We pride ourselves on our creativity, professionalism and ability to serve our clients’ needs in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. To that end, we have assembled a group of professionals, including attorneys with broad experience, a paralegal staff skilled in our practice areas, and sufficient administrative staff to ensure delivery of timely, economical and comprehensive legal services.

As general counsel to hundreds of local government entities, WBA has encountered virtually every situation involving governmental financing, intergovernmental relations, TABOR compliance, and day-to-day operations and maintenance issues facing governments.

Our firm provides advice to clients on a broad range of legal matters relating to local government affairs, including, but not limited to:

  • Statutory, regulatory and common law requirements and principles applicable to special districts
  • Tax-exempt financing structures, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, and other municipal financing alternatives
  • Contracts, including construction contracts, funding agreements, construction contracts, service contracts, real estate sales and purchases, and intergovernmental agreements
  • Colorado election law
  • TABOR compliance
  • Eminent domain
  • Property interests
  • Personnel matters
  • Municipal law, including zoning, housing, annexation, subdivision and land use

In addition to our local government practice, WBA’s attorneys are experienced in a full range of development and community related practice areas, including:

  • Homeowner and commercial association organization, representation and collections
  • Real estate development matters, including due diligence, governmental negotiations, and real property transactions