Polly Jessen

Polly Jessen’s practice includes the range of contaminated property redevelopment issues, including environmental due diligence, negotiating purchase and sale agreements, cleanup plans, development agreements and environmental insurance policies, severed mineral interests, and professional service and construction contracting. Polly has advised and represented clients before regulatory agencies regarding remedy selection, administrative orders, cleanup standards, institutional controls, redevelopment, and community relations activities under voluntary cleanup agreements and CERCLA orders. She has drafted ordinances governing solid waste management and development standards for areas of statewide interest. Polly also has drafted comments to regulatory agencies regarding wetlands permits and endangered species issues, and has prepared briefs and other pleadings in environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation proceedings.

Polly’s clients have included municipalities and quasi-governmental entities, as well as private developers and other private entities involved in complex remediation and development projects. She speaks and publishes frequently on contaminated property redevelopment issues.

Areas of Practice


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1994
  • Judicial Law Clerk, former Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey, Colorado Supreme Court, 1994–1995
  • A.B., cum laude, Princeton University, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming

Contact Polly Jessen

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
1675 Broadway
Suite 2300
Denver, Colorado  80202
Phone: (303) 825-7000
Fax: (303) 825-7005


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming

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