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Denver attorney will win big with City for Champions

Published: January 7, 2014, 4:46 pm, by Monica Mendoza

Colorado Springs recently was awarded an estimated $120.5 million over the next 30 years to help finance the City for Champions — four major tourism projects that proponents say will transform the region.

Now the city will find out who wins and who loses on the deal, which is made possible through the state’s Regional Tourism Act program.

One winner is Jason Dunn, attorney for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. He worked on the city’s City for Champions application and according to a March 11 “confidential” memo from the city’s economic vitality specialist Bob Cope to City Attorney Chris Melcher, Dunn will get a $100,000 “success fee” from the Regional Tourism Act proceeds.

Dunn helped write the state Regional Tourism Act law and worked on Pueblo’s successful application. Here is some background in case you missed it: