Joe Kinlaw practices in the areas of Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Law, General Business Law (including formation, administration and litigation), Probate Law, Trust and Estate Administration, Estate Planning, and Land Use Law (including easements, zoning, and code enforcement).


“As the President/CEO of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce I would highly recommend Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile. The partners of FFBP are very vested in our community & have utilized their legal skills to guide the Chamber and other organizations.” —Client Review

Mr. Kinlaw’s real estate and land use practice includes representing buyers and sellers in a variety of matters, ranging from simple residential exchanges to complex multimillion dollar commercial transactions; preparation and review of deeds, easement and license agreements; land use analysis, zoning disputes, rezoning applications and variances; conditional use applications and special use applications, subdivisions, lot line adjustments, parcel reconfigurations and boundary line adjustments; and adverse possession and prescriptive easements.  He has also successfully litigated easement disputes and zoning disputes.   Notably, Joe represented the successful litigant in a complex challenge to the interpretation of El Paso County’s Special Use Permit process under the El Paso County Land Use Development Code in a published opinion of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Joe’s general business practice includes business formation, administration and litigation.  When forming a business, he encourages the founding members to constructively discuss and anticipate potential challenges in furtherance of developing an agreement that provides for resolution in the event conflict.

Joe is experienced with drafting and reviewing complex commercial leases and litigating forcible entry and detainer (eviction) matters on behalf of individuals, trusts and estates.

When representing trustees and personal representatives, Mr. Kinlaw acts to ensure his clients fully understand their role as a fiduciary, while simultaneously providing counseling in more nuanced areas, such as fiduciaries’ interaction with creditors, beneficiaries and family members.

His probate practice includes representation of conservators, guardians, personal representatives and agents under powers of attorney, including challenges to judicial determination of incapacity and validity of wills.


U.S. District Court, Colorado

B.S. Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado, 2008

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2012

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