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Mr. Grey focuses his practice on real estate-related matters, natural resources law, and business formation/transactions. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. as an attorney in 2016 and became a shareholder in 2020.

Mr. Grey represents buyers, sellers, real estate agents, builders, and investors in a variety of real estate-related matters. Among other areas, he regularly advises clients on matters concerning buy/sell contracts, construction contracts, tax lien investing, and easements. Mr. Grey strives to further the client’s business goal through an efficient, common-sense approach.

Within the natural resources arena, Mr. Grey specializes in oil and gas and water issues. With respect to oil and gas, Mr. Grey has represented start-up oil and gas companies in the acquisition of leasehold and well interests in the Rocky Mountain region; drafted and negotiated a wide-range of oil and gas-related instruments; and researched/prepared/analyzed hundreds of chains of title in Colorado and the Northeast. Utilizing his oil and gas expertise, he represents operators, land service companies, mineral buyers, landowners, and prospective buyers searching for comprehensive representation from the surface to the center of the earth.

Within the water realm, Mr. Grey represents buyers and sellers of Colorado water rights in a variety of capacities. He regularly performs due diligence water title reviews for client’s deliberating on potential acquisitions. He has drafted/negotiated/reviewed all types of water-related instruments, including water purchase contracts and deeds, water court decrees and augmentation plans, change of use applications and abandonment petitions, historic use affidavits and dry up covenants, and water allotment contracts, to name a few.

Prior to joining Frascona, he worked for a Denver law firm and served as an in-house operational landman for a Fortune 500 exploration and production company in Oklahoma City. Mr. Grey received his Juris Doctor from The Penn State Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Wofford College, where he played defensive back as a full-scholarship member of Wofford’s NCAA Division I FCS football team. Mr. Grey is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Associate Attorney, Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein, P.C.
Boulder, CO – September 2016 to the present. Shareholder since January 2020.

Sole Member , Penrose Energy,
Denver, CO – March 2016 - Sept. 2016

Associate Attorney , Jackson Kelly, PLLC,
Denver, CO – March 2015 - March 2016

In-House Landman , Chesapeake Energy,
Oklahoma City, OK – Summer 2010, May 2011 - March 2015

Extern, The United State Court of Appeals for the third Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith,
Duncansville, PA, Fall 2010

Juris Doctor, Penn State Law, State College, PA (cum laude, 2011)

Bachelor of Arts, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC (magna cum laude, 2008)

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  • Google Review By Daniel Thompson ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Two Frascona attorneys and a paralegal (Zachary, Jason and Jennifer) went out of their way to help me on short notice. The issue was mildly complex and required experienced O&G counsel to give me comfort regarding a proposed real estate transaction. I received sound advice and reasoned answers. Thank you Zachary, Jason and Jennifer.

    Google Review By Daniel Thompson ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I couldn't be happier with my experience with FJGG. I was wary initially after having a poor experience with a different real estate lawyer, but FJGG was very understanding of my tight budget and was careful not to put in more work than I expected. Zac Grey's communication was efficient, professional, and very prompt. He was also extremely knowledgeable about mineral rights and made me feel very comfortable with moving forward with my property purchase!

    Google Review By Matt Hasseler ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I worked with attorney Zac Grey and paralegal Julia Occhuizzo on a real estate and business acquisition matter in early 2019. I was incredibly pleased with the responsiveness of Zac and Julia throughout the entire process. They were professional, incredibly knowledgeable, and also completely transparent their billing process. I highly recommend Frascona Joiner Goodman & Greenstein.

    Google Review By Jennifer Modisette: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ My husband and I were dealing with an Oil and Gas Land man that was extremely pushy. We needed to make sure we were protecting ourselves and property before signing a land lease and Zac was so knowledgeable and helpful with our situation. He handled everyone of our needs. Terrific experience with Zac in a very stressful situation.

    Google Review By Elaine Kammgermany:★ ★ ★ ★ ★ My husband and I recently purchased a condominium in Denver and I contacted Joiner Goodman and Greenstein to have an attorney review the contract, the title commitment, and other aspects of the transaction for the sole purpose of gaining piece of mind in what is for most people the biggest investment that they will ever make in their lives. I worked with the attorney Zachary Grey who specializes in real estate transactions. I cannot say enough about the quality of the service that I received from him. He was able to answer all of our questions, alleviate any concerns that we had that were ill-founded, and he also identified some details of the title that needed to be changed in order to protect our interests. The title company gladly made those changes. In addition to his thoroughness, we valued his responsiveness and his ability to translate legal terms into a language we could understand. Working with him was money well spent and I would highly recommend the use of an attorney - this attorney - when purchasing a home.


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    Zachary Grey is an attorney with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. His practice areas include Real Estate and Oil & GasContact Zachary Grey. 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.
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