J. Bart Johnson

Bart is a Real Estate and Land Use lawyer based in the Firm's Aspen office. In 2000, he opened an Aspen office for his prior firm and ran that office for 10 years before joining Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP as a partner in May 2010.

Bart has focused his career on real estate and land use law and has broad experience in all aspects of real estate and development work. His transactional experience includes complex mixed-use condominium projects and planned communities, office space and retail leasing with national brand-name tenants, acquisition and development for projects of all sizes, representation of both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and representation of buyers and sellers of high-end residences in Colorado’s resort areas. His land use experience includes representation of clients before the governing bodies of many of the local governments in the Denver Metro Area and the resort areas of Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Winter Park.

Bart has been rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 1995
    • Editor-in-Chief, Denver University Law Review, 1994-95
    • Order of St. Ives
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 1991


  • State of Colorado
  • American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association and Pitkin County Bar Association

Contact J. Bart Johnson

Contact J. Bart Johnson

Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP
420 East Main Street
Suite 210
Aspen, Colorado  81611
Phone: (970) 544–4602
Fax: (866) 492-0361


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  • Colorado