Attorney. Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., Boulder, Colorado, July 2001 to Present. Shareholder since 2006. Before becoming a shareholder, Ms. Manzano worked as an associate with the firm as well as another Colorado law firm. Prior to that, she was an attorney in Florida. She has been an attorney since 1994.

Ms. Manzano represents a variety of clients, including homeowners, property managers, homeowner associations (HOA's) throughout Colorado in construction defect cases or other matters. Ms. Manzano also works with sellers, buyers, real estate brokers, builders, contractors, engineers, architects, other construction professionals or business owners with the drafting of their contracts, mechanic's liens, business questions or negotiations.

Our firm is skilled at handling a wide range of construction defect issues, including: Seller Disclosure Issues; Real Estate Transaction Disputes; Insurance Coverage Disputes; Warranty Issues; Material Failures; Mold and Water Damage; Methamphetamine and Expansive Soils, among others.

Ms. Manzano practices in the following areas: Construction Defect Litigation, Construction Litigation, Association Law, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Property Management and Special Needs Education Law.

  • University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, J.D., 1994, cum laude
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.S., 1991
  • Colorado
  • Washington D.C.
  • Florida
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Boulder Bar Association
  • Member, Boulder County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
  • Member, Community Associations Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Member, Asian Real Estate Association of America
  • Member, National Association of Professional Women
  • Member, Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
  • Member, Women In Network Generate Success
  • Coach. Has coached Mock Trial high school competitions for Monarch High School, Louisville, Colorado.
  • Volunteer. Rock Creek Masters Homeowners Association, Architectural Control Committee; Superior Elementary School; and St. Louis Catholic Church.
  • Member. Denver Canes Watch.
    • Meth Labs, Disclosures, and Remediation in Colorado
    • Construction Defects in Colorado
    • Professor. Has taught Business Law at Front Range Community College, Colorado.


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    Boulder’s SmartRegs Deadline

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    Landlord’s Guide to Handling Tenant Requests for Assistance Animals

    What should Colorado landlords and property managers know when handling a tenant’s request for an emotional support or service animal? Landlords, owners’ associations, and property managers across Colorado have been experiencing an increase in requests for accommodations for assistance animals – either a traditional “service animal” or the increasingly common “emotional support animal.” When these… Continue Reading

    Weyerhaeuser Joists and Formaldehyde

    Homeowners that purchased a home with joists installed after December 1, 2016 are being rapidly removed to alternate housing or have had their closings delayed due to Weyerhaeuser joists that are coated with formaldehyde. The contaminated joists are the TJI ® Joists with Flak Jacket ® Protection. On July 18, 2017, Weyerhaeuser issued a statement… Continue Reading

    Can I require a pet deposit for all animals?

    Whether a landlord, association or property manager has to allow someone with an assistance animal to live at the property despite animal restrictions is a frequent question. Also, if you have to allow the animal, can you still request a pet deposit?  First of all, even if the property does not allow certain animals, if… Continue Reading

    Local Ordinances on Construction Defects

    Know Your Local Ordinance on Construction Defects When state law on construction defects failed to change despite lobbying efforts, many cities enacted their own local ordinances regarding how to deal with construction defects in new housing and there are probably more to come. Currently, Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone… Continue Reading

    Construction Defects and Housing

    Over the past several years the people of Colorado have debated how to protect homeowners from defects in the construction of their newly purchased homes, while still giving the economy a boost and encouraging builders to continue to build and provide new and affordable multi-family housing in Colorado. Efforts last year to revise the existing… Continue Reading

    Meth Labs and Properties for Sale

    Sellers have to disclose known material defects and complete a Seller’s Property Disclosure form when listing property for sale. There can be health risks associated with living in a house where meth was produced or used. Some telltale signs that a property could be contaminated by meth include discolored walls, strong ammonia-like odors, empty over-the-counter… Continue Reading

    Can I Keep My Service Dog Even Though My Association’s Covenants Don’t Allow It?

    The “seeing-eye dog” of yesterday has been replaced by many different kinds of animals that assist persons with many kinds of disabilities. Today, “service,” ”companion,” “therapy,” “support,” and “assistance” animals provide mobility for the sight and hearing impaired and emotional support for persons with depression, anxiety, or mental disabilities. They can help people with epilepsy,… Continue Reading

    Notice of Claims Process Under the Construction Defect Action Reform Act

    In order to reform Colorado’s construction defect laws, Colorado’s legislators enacted the original Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA-I) in 2001 and CDARA-II in 2003. The intent of these laws was to preserve adequate rights and remedies for property owners bringing construction defect claims against construction professionals while also curbing perceived abuses related to such… Continue Reading

    Cinthia M. Manzano is a shareholder with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. Her practice areas include Construction Defect, Construction, Special Needs Education Law, Real Estate, Litigation, and Association Law. Contact Cinthia Manzano.

    Disclaimer — Content is general information only. Information is not provided as advice for a specific matter, nor does its publication create an attorney-client relationship. Laws vary from one state to another. For legal advice on a specific matter, consult an attorney.