(formerly Maria R. Massaro)
Maria M. Petrocco focuses her practice on diligently representing the interest of the landowners and mineral owners in oil & gas transactions. She has gained much experience with oil & gas leases, surface use agreements and royalty issues. Mrs. Petrocco has never represented the interests of the oil companies and remains loyal to the surface and mineral owners. Mrs. Petrocco represents landowners, developers, farmers and ranchers, investors, construction companies, owners of equestrian centers, and individual sellers and buyers in a variety of real estate matters. She has extensive experience in due diligence, acquisition and sales. She has also represented several landowners with title problems in quiet title actions. Her experience in the title industry compliments her real estate practice by giving her a thorough knowledge of available title products, title searches and settlement processes.
Mrs. Petrocco was raised in New York and graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Psychology. She graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1981 with the highest distinction as a Member of the Order of St. Ives, and was an editor for the Denver Law Review Journal.
She was previously associated with Fidelity National Title Company, and several prominent law firms. She was also an adjunct professor at Arapahoe Community College where she taught real property law and contract law in the paralegal program. She is the author of the article entitled “When Deeds of Trust Bite the Dust” which was published in the December 1998 issue of The Colorado Lawyer.