John Koechel

Co-Founder | Partner


About John

John’s law practice is focused on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions (with particular emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, development, joint ventures, financing, restructuring, and leasing) and associated corporate matters.  He has handled myriad types of business transactions and has provided general counsel services to businesses and individuals.  John has helped his clients successfully complete wide variety of individual real estate transactions, from the sale of a portfolio of residential apartment projects to an institutional investor for well in excess of $400 million to the acquisition of raw land for development.  He is experienced at helping businesses on both sides of asset purchase and sale transactions and other business deals.  John grew up in and around Fort Worth, Texas, and attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  After college, he earned his law degree Texas Tech University School of Law.  John initially focused his law practice in litigation at law firms in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, but he became increasingly interested in real estate and business-related transactions.  John returned to school for an MBA at SMU’s Cox School of Business, where he was a Cox Family Endowed Scholar and a Dallas Gordon Rupe Endowed Scholar.  After finishing business school, he transitioned his law practice to focus on commercial real estate transactions and other real estate, corporate, and business matters and disputes at firms in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, where he eventually started his own firm in 2011.  In 2016, became licensed to practice law in Colorado and affiliated his firm with a boutique business law firm in Denver.  It was at this firm, John met Christina Saunders and Sara Sharp.  The three of them founded SK&S Law Group LLP and opened for business on January 1, 2019.


Vanderbilt University (BA, 1993)

Texas Tech University School of Law (JD, 1996)

SMU’s Cox School of Business (MBA, 2003)

Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate, Commercial transactions and business law, General corporate, Lending transactions


Texas, Colorado 




Mailing Address

Boulder, CO
1919 14th Street Suite 700
Boulder, CO 80302

Fort Worth, TX
5404 Birchman Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107

*By appointment only