Colton T. Loretz
Associate
DIRECT 775.688.3001
cloretz@woodburnandwedge.com

Colton T. Loretz is an associate attorney at Woodburn and Wedge practicing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, real estate, transportation law, appellate and civil litigation.  Before being admitted to the State Bar of Nevada, Mr. Loretz worked as an extern with the appellate division of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office under the Chief Appellate Deputy and as a judicial extern for both the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti in the Eighth Judicial District Court and the Honorable Judge James C. Mahan in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Since joining the firm, Colton has assisted with the closing of several large commercial deals in the mergers & acquisitions realm (one totaling $30 million and another $90 million). He has also helped with reviewing and developing creative solutions to various other business matters including contracts, real property, and landlord-tenant disputes. Colton has appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and successfully argued for and obtained an order of affirmance of zero liability for a large transportation carrier and its independent contractor.

In his free time, Colton enjoys being active in the outdoors as much as possible by paddleboarding, road biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and more! He is a Las Vegas native, but after attending the University of Nevada, he fell in love with Reno and what Tahoe has to offer. Go Pack!

AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Interstate Transport
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctor, Pro Bono Honors Distinction, University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice: Pre-Law; Minor in Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno, 2014
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Young Lawyers Section, Nevada State Bar
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Professionals Network
  • Young Professionals Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
  • Association of Motivated Professionals
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
  • Nevada State and Regional High School Mock Trial, Volunteer Judge
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Volunteer
  • 360 Blueprint, Read-to-Succeed Mentor
  • ESL In-Home of N. Nevada, English Tutor
PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
  • "The War of Personhood: Nevada's Personhood Initiative", The Montag, Vol. II, C. of Liberal Arts J. of Undergrad. Res., 130-144 (March 2013)
  • "Nevada Young Lawyers are Helping to Ensure you are #Fit2Practice! YLS's Implementation of the new ABA #Fit2Practice Health & Wellness Initiative in Nevada", Nevada Lawyer, (April 2019)

Colton T. Loretz is an associate attorney at Woodburn and Wedge practicing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, real estate, transportation law, appellate and civil litigation.  Before being admitted to the State Bar of Nevada, Mr. Loretz worked as an extern with the appellate division of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office under the Chief Appellate Deputy and as a judicial extern for both the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti in the Eighth Judicial District Court and the Honorable Judge James C. Mahan in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Since joining the firm, Colton has assisted with the closing of several large commercial deals in the mergers & acquisitions realm (one totaling $30 million and another $90 million). He has also helped with reviewing and developing creative solutions to various other business matters including contracts, real property, and landlord-tenant disputes. Colton has appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and successfully argued for and obtained an order of affirmance of zero liability for a large transportation carrier and its independent contractor.

In his free time, Colton enjoys being active in the outdoors as much as possible by paddleboarding, road biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and more! He is a Las Vegas native, but after attending the University of Nevada, he fell in love with Reno and what Tahoe has to offer. Go Pack!





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