Elisabeth A. Cortese

Elisabeth has been practicing special district law since 2012, although she originally began working at McGeady Becher as a paralegal in 2004.

After attending law school, Elisabeth gained three years experience as a trial attorney, litigating products liability and personal injury cases on a national basis, before returning to McGeady Becher as a special district attorney.

Of her special district practice, Elisabeth says: “I greatly appreciate and enjoy working with the various individuals and entities involved in the special district law practice and building relationships between public and private sectors.”

Notable Presentations

  • Presenter on “Creating Revenue Streams to Finance Projects: Special District and Improvement Districts” for the Colorado Law Institute, CLE International (June 2015)
  • Co-Chair of “Public Financing: Learning from the Past & Moving Into the Future” for the Colorado Law Institute, CLE International (June 2015)
  • Co-Presenter on “Overview, Powers, and Governance of Special Districts and Urban Renewal Authorities” at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business (November 2014)
  • Co-Chair of “Public Financing, The Next Generation in Colorado” for the Colorado Law Institute, CLE International (April 2014)
  • Moderator for “Innovation on Location: Financing Denver Union Station” at the Rocky Mountain Land Institute Annual Conference (March 2013) 

Community Involvement

  • Women in Public Finance, Mountain Region Chapter
  • Queen City Pipe Band (2015-present)
  • Michael Collins Pipes and Drums, Lifetime Member

Get to Know Elisabeth Better…

When she is not practicing law, Elisabeth spends time playing the bagpipes with the Queen City Pipe band both as a performance player and as a competition band member. As a former art student, she greatly enjoys photography and graphic design.