Kristen D. Bear (Of Counsel)

Kristen D. Bear

Of Counsel

Ms. Bear is of counsel at WBA. She has practiced exclusively in local government law and finance for over 20 years and has organized and represented special taxing districts for some of Colorado’s premier commercial and residential projects, including The Streets at SouthGlenn, Belmar, and Denver West. Ms. Bear has extensive experience working with commercial and residential developers at the forefront of the Colorado development community, as well as governmental officials throughout the State of Colorado. She has been involved in the development and creation of cutting edge methods in structuring public financing, including the use of Urban Renewal Authorities and Public Improvement Companies.

Prior to her experience in local government law, Ms. Bear served as a law clerk on the Colorado Supreme Court for the Honorable Chief Justice Luis D. Rovira.

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and traveling.


  • J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • B.S. Business Management and Finance, Southern Methodist University