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Gordon W. Netzorg, Arbitrator, Denver, Colorado.

Gordon W. Netzorg

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Sherman & Howard LLC
633 17th Street #3000
Denver, CO, 80202
Tel: (303) 299-8381
Fax: (303) 298-0940
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Recognized to Colorado Chapter for Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Special Master


Mr. Netzorg has established a reputation as an effective arbitrator. He regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator as member of American Arbitration Association's Complex Commercial Case arbitration and mediation panels.

Arbitration cases have included large complex commercial contracts; banking lending practices; finder’s fees; intellectual property; computers; programming; patents; unfair trade practices; breach of fiduciary duties; fraud; accounting and tax; FLSA; putative class actions; collateralized debt; business breakups; natural resources, mining and oil and gas disputes; tribal conflicts; securities and investments; gaming facilities; sports controversies; and real estate matters.

Mediation cases have included breach of fiduciary duty; breach of trust; registered representative (stock broker) misconduct; entity breakups; professional malpractice; insurance coverage; breach of contract; divorce; auto accidents and large, complex estate and trust matters. Many of these cases have been multiparty mediations.

Mr. Netzorg maintains a trial practice focused on complex, multi-party commercial litigation, with an emphasis on partnership, limited liability company, and corporate disputes; officer and director liability, bond litigation, securities and fraud litigation; natural resources including oil and gas, mining disputes; lender liability, banking, and real estate litigation.

Mr. Netzorg successfully tried and obtained verdicts, judgments and arbitration awards in wide variety of complex commercial cases including 8-figure awards and 9-figure settlement.  Typical cases involve issues as diverse as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, corporate governance, business and investment fraud, real estate, debtor-lender disputes, intellectual property and natural resources.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Native American
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Juris Doctor, with honors, Syracuse University, 1976 Articles Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Chair, Colorado State Committee 2010-2012)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past President and Past Chair, Commercial Law Section,  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Colorado Super Lawyers 2013-2018 (currently ranked #2), Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers 2012-2013, Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers 2006-2011
  • Best of the Bar Award for Securities Law
  • Listed for 20+ years in Best Lawyers in America, current categories include: Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation,  Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation- Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, Mediation
  • Best Lawyers'  2010 and 2013 Litigation Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year , Denver, CO
  • Recognized by 5280 Magazine as Top Lawyer-Commercial Litigation 2015-2018
  • IAALS Rebuilding Justice Award, April 201
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice

Rates Information

$675 per hour, to be split between the parties

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