Colorado Real Estate and Banking Attorney

Attorney Mike Payne’s legal practice focuses on representing financial institutions, private lenders, businesses and individuals in complex commercial real estate and financing transactions. Mike also assists his clients with the establishment, explanation and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Mr. Payne was named a Colorado Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010, 2015 and 2016. He has also been rated as an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, indicating that Mr. Payne has been recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrit (for more information about the rating, visit In 2013, he was named to the Northern Colorado Business Report’s 40 Under 40 Leaders Honor Roll, which recognizes emerging leaders in Northern Colorado.

Mr. Payne is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (including the Business and Real Estate Sections), the Larimer County Bar Association and the Weld County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Payne formerly served on the Real Estate Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. He is an affiliate member of the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors and is a former member of the Planning Commission for the Town of Windsor. Mr. Payne is a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Northern Colorado and is a past President of the Byron White Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Windsor Community Foundation.

Mr. Payne is a proud two-time graduate of the University of Kansas, having obtained both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from that institution.

Mr. Payne is a founding member of Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC and spends his time between the firm’s Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley offices. He represents clients throughout the State of Colorado and from elsewhere in the United States. He lives in Windsor with his wife, three children, and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Gryffindor. If he gets a spare moment, Mike enjoys golfing, tennis, and cycling.