Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that William Garcia has been promoted to partner in the firm. Mr. Garcia’s legal practice focuses on commercial real estate and business law including purchase and sale transactions, land use and development planning matters, as well as general business and corporate transactions, probate litigation and estate planning matters. He is also a distinguished lecturer in real estate and business.
In 2006, Mr. Garcia was elected Weld County Commissioner at-Large, a position he held for eight years. He has served as commissioner coordinator for the Departments of Human and Social Services, Planning, Public Works, Public Health, Agricultural Extension and was twice elected Chairman of the Board. He has served on a number of other boards and commissions, including the Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority. Mr. Garcia also served on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development, East Colorado Small Business Development Center, Evans Economic Development Advisory Committee, Weld Project Connect and the Weld County Board of Equalization. While a Weld County Commissioner, Mr. Garcia drafted, reviewed and participated in the enactment of numerous provisions of the Weld County Code.
Mr. Garcia was recognized by the Weld County Farm Bureau for his service to the agricultural community and by the Black American West Museum for preservation and interpretation of the Dearfield Townsite in eastern Weld County. He was also recognized by the Wild Animal Sanctuary in southeastern Weld County for his work to improve tourism in Weld County. In 2015, he received the Award for Service to the Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority.
Mr. Garcia received his law degree from the University of Denver, where he was a member of the Jessup International Law Traveling Team. He also graduated cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.