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Gordon W. Netzorg, Mediator & Arbitrator, Denver, Colorado.

Gordon W. Netzorg

Diplomate member
Sherman & Howard LLC
675 Fifteenth Street, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 299-8381
Fax: (303) 298-0940
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Recognized to Colorado Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)225
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)80
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Netzorg regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator as a 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; computer software; programming; patents; unfair trade practices; breach of fiduciary duties; fraud; accounting and tax; professional liability; 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; large, complex estate and trust matters; antitrust. Many of these cases have been multiparty mediations.

For years, Mr. Netzorg’s 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, estate, banking, and real estate litigation. He is now transitioning his practice to full time ADR, where he has developed a unique approach to mediation. The process has yielded a number of successful settlements of multi-party disputes in the $100 million to $300 million range at the high end.

Mr. Netzorg has successfully tried and obtained verdicts, judgments and arbitration awards in a wide variety of complex commercial cases including 8-figure awards and 9-figure settlement. Typical cases involved issues as diverse as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, corporate governance, business and investment fraud, real estate, debtor-lender disputes, estate 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
  • 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 2013-2023 (ranked #2 for 2018 and 2020 and #3 for 2019), Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers 2012-2020, Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers 2006-2011
  • Best of the Bar Award for Securities Law 2005
  • Listed since 1995 in Best Lawyers in America, current categories include: Arbitration, Mediation, Bet-the-Company Litigation,  Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation- Real Estate, Litigation-Securities
  • Best Lawyers' 2010 and 2013 Litigation Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year and 2019 Litigation-Securities Lawyer of the Year, Denver, CO
  • Recognized by 5280 Magazine as Top Lawyer-Commercial Litigation 2015-2022
  • IAALS Rebuilding Justice Award, April 2015
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice

Rates Information

Two parties-$375 hr. per party; three parties-$325 hr. per party; four parties-$275 hr. per party.

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