Elaine Nolen


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Phone: 719.448.4040


[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2018)
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Colorado College (2010)
    • Romance Languages
    • Cum laude

A skilled corporate lawyer, Elaine Nolen advises companies of all sizes on business matters, including formation and governance, finance, mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganization, joint ventures, compliance, and operational matters.

She counsels clients across a wide range of industries, including representing airlines in jet fuel storage and distribution system leasing, contract, and financing matters for facilities at major airports throughout the United States

Elaine also represents nonprofit organizations and brings firsthand knowledge having worked in the nonprofit sector overseeing grant administration and direct services prior to becoming an attorney. She offers nonprofits guidance on formation and structuring, governance, operations and policy, and tax-exempt status. Elaine is also experienced in advising healthcare organizations and educational institutions on complex partnership and affiliation arrangements.


  • Represented the owners of a large Colorado franchisor in the sale of their ownership interests and franchise rights to a private equity firm specializing in the franchise space.
  • Advised a publicly-traded media, entertainment, and communications company on complex divestiture and reorganization transaction.
  • Provided guidance on the multimillion-dollar issuance of tax-exempt bonds to finance airport fuel system construction.
  • Assisted healthcare nonprofit in structuring and forming a supporting organization in furtherance of operational efficiency and financial stability.
  • Advised an international nonprofit on regulatory compliance and management of investment funds in order to develop a course of action to achieve sustainability of donor-directed endowments.

Professional Activities

  • Sherman & Howard Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force
  • El Paso County Bar Association


  • “Ones to Watch,” Corporate Law, Colorado Springs, Best Lawyers of America (2024)