Meet Our Instructors

Jon Goodman

Jon Goodman

Speaker

Jon Goodman has been a real estate attorney in Colorado for over twenty-five years, he is a shareholder at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein P.C., and has been since 1994. Jon has published hundreds of real estate articles and is a frequent speaker on dozens of topics for the real estate industry. Clients include mortgage lenders (banks, savings and loans, mortgage companies), real estate brokers and salespersons, real estate companies, developers, property management companies, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, buyers and sellers. As an experienced real estate attorney, Jon has been quoted in various publications including, the Wall Street Journal, the Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News. Jon presents various programs, workshops and seminars for real estate professionals, including real estate brokers, lawyers, mortgage brokers and appraisers.

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Jordan May

Jordan May

Speaker

Jordan May is a practicing real estate attorney and shareholder at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein P.C. Jordan is a trial lawyer trying complex civil and real estate cases to judges, juries and tribunals across the state of Colorado. Jordan has argued cases to state and federal trial courts, Colorado courts of appeal, as well as the Office of the Administrative Courts. Serving as an associate municipal judge for the City of Englewood from 2009 to 2013 provided Jordan with a unique “from the bench” perspective on litigation which helps in the development of effective trial strategy. Jordan works closely with his clients to tailor a litigation strategy to meet a client’s particular goals ranging from carefully calculated trial strategy to creative settlement scenarios.

As a former licensed Colorado real estate broker engaging in residential and commercial buy-sell transactions as well as property management, Jordan developed a practitioner’s transactional perspective on the real estate industry. Jordan regularly speaks to real estate professionals and trade groups regarding regulatory issues, risk management, negotiation strategy, contract issues, as well as state professional license discipline among other topics.

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T. Damien Zumbrennen

T. Damien Zumbrennen

Speaker

Damien is a real estate and employment law specialist. In real estate, Damien helps his clients with a broad array of real estate related disputes and transactions. He has extensive experience in landlord/tenant law, easement and property line disputes and modifications, neighbor disputes, HOA litigation, actions to quiet title, and many other types of cases involving real property. He also assists brokers in connection with their efforts to buy, sell and manage real estate within DORA’s regulatory framework and in disciplinary cases before the Colorado Real Estate Commission. As an employment law specialist, Damien represents clients in state and federal court as well as mediation and arbitration. Damien is highly experienced in the successful litigation of multi-plaintiff and individual-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation, wage-and- hour and other employment related lawsuits under state and federal law. Damien also has extensive experience in the preparation and review of independent contractor agreements, employment contracts, and workplace policy manuals. When representing employers, Damien coaches management to implement “best practices” that help prevent formalized disputes while also preparing for litigation or arbitration if such disputes cannot be avoided. Damien also has substantial experience counseling clients on a range of commercial disputes involving individuals, partnerships, corporations and other business entities. In this role, Damien is often consulted regarding claims for breach of contract/fiduciary duty, business torts, partnership disputes, trade secret litigation and other disputes involving failed business transactions resulting in financial loss.

http://www.Zumbrennen.com

Cheryl Braunschweiger

Cheryl Braunschweiger

Speaker

Cheryl Braunschweiger works in the mortgage and real estate space and is an EWTS Certified Guide.

As your certified guide, she can help professional salespeople amplify their language and conversations and achieve their desired results faster.

Cheryl is on a mission to help professional salespeople hit – and exceed – their targets. She can help you by teaching you how to use the correct verbiage, in the right sequence, and at the right time.

Cheryl has been using the EWTS methodology in her work for so long that becoming a Certified Guide was a natural progression for her.

She knows firsthand that when you use the right words in the right sequence, behavior and outcome can drastically change. When you embrace this, your whole world can change, and all the conversations in your life will get better, deeper, and, frankly, more fun.

As a Certified Guide who will be by your side, you can connect with her via her website, upcoming events, or her social channels.

Cheryl Braunschweiger CERTIFIED GUIDE

Gregg Greenstein

Gregg Greenstein

Speaker

Colorado divorce lawyer Gregg Greenstein has over 29 years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of divorce and family law. Gregg works closely with clients to achieve their particular goals, providing counsel in resolving all issues concerning the divorce process. We handle a wide range of family law issues including divorce, legal separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child custody and visitation (parental responsibility and parenting time), parental kidnapping, abduction and cult recovery, cohabitation agreements, mediation, arbitration, step parent and kinship adoption, restraining orders and protection orders, same sex couples rights, relocation cases, grandparent visitation and rights, and appeals.

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Michael Smeenk

Michael Smeenk

Speaker

Mr. Smeenk counsels clients in real estate, estate planning and estate administration matters. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. in 2007 as an attorney and became a shareholder in 2015. In his real estate practice, Mr. Smeenk advises buyers, sellers and real estate brokers through all phases of purchase, sale and lease transactions. He has guided many clients through the nuances of loan modifications, short sales and foreclosures, and has settled or renegotiated tens of millions of dollars in loan obligations. He also advises real estate brokers in Colorado Real Estate Commission and federal compliance matters. As an estate planning attorney, Mr. Smeenk routinely drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills for clients. He also creates asset protection and gifting vehicles, including LLC’s, family partnerships and complex trusts. His experience in drafting and implementing estate plans provides valuable insight when working through the probate administration process. In estate administration proceedings, Mr. Smeenk represents personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries to ensure that post-death matters are administered appropriately. He also represents clients in connection with guardianship and conservatorship cases. Before practicing law full time, Mr. Smeenk gained practical small business management experience in growing from an intern to a Vice President / Corporate Counsel role with an event production company. His previous position as a licensed Mortgage Broker in North Carolina provides him with a functional understanding of property financing issues. Currently, Michael loves being a new dad and getting out for adventures with his family and dogs.

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Debbie Conner

Debbie Conner

Speaker

Debbie has been a licensed REALTOR for 30+ years. Her passion for the real estate industry has led

her to become actively involved in the National Association of Realtors, the Colorado Association of

Realtors, and the South Metro Denver Realtor Association her entire career. Debbie is a co-owner of

United Home Realty, LLC.

* 2023 CARE Foundation Director

* 2023 IDEA Committee Member

* 2024 Appointed Past President for South Metro Denver REALTOR Association

* Employing Broker for Keller Williams Executives for 10 ½ years

* 2011 President of the Board for South Metro Denver REALTOR Association

* Served as a Director for SMDRA for 9 years

* Past State Governor, State President and Local President for Women’s Council of REALTORS Mile High Chapter

* REALTOR of the Year 2007

When she is not conducting residential and custom home sales and purchases, Debbie is passionate

about teaching and training fellow brokers.

Mary Breuer

Mary Breuer

Speaker

Mary Breuer is a Certified Residential Appraiser with Breuer Appraisal Services LLC. Drawing from her past experience as a mortgage broker and her continuing experience as a licensed real estate agent and appraiser, Mary utilizes her knowledge of the northern Colorado real estate market and the home financing process to produce credible, ethical, well–supported appraisal reports for purchases, refinances, and private purposes.

Robert Passafiume

Robert Passafiume

Speaker

As a Real Estate connoisseur with over 22 years of diversified experience, I possess a wealth of knowledge in areas such as foreclosure, asset management, title, loan origination, and comprehensive market insights. My unwavering commitment to my clients and my ability to simplify complex concepts empower them to confidently navigate the home-buying and selling process. I am grateful for the trust my clients place in me as we embark on this significant
journey together.
I possess expertise as a Certified Divorce Specialist and have a passion for helping people during this difficult time. Outside of my professional life, I am a devoted husband and father to an incredible family. My passion for the great outdoors has led me to embrace all the wonders that the majestic Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Jocelyn Javernick

Jocelyn Javernick

Speaker

Jocelyn Javernick is a dynamic force in the mortgage industry and AI education, with her marketing prowess serving as her defining strength. She stands as a pioneer in her field, being the first to recognize the potential of videos in marketing her lending business, while simultaneously educating both consumers and real estate professionals. Furthermore, Jocelyn achieved a groundbreaking milestone by becoming the first to develop and receive real estate Continuing Education (CE) accreditation for an AI course in Colorado. Her ability to turn challenges into opportunities has propelled her businesses to remarkable heights, while inspiring others to confidently navigate the ever-evolving intersection of real estate and technology. Jocelyn’s unwavering commitment to harnessing technology for industry progress has firmly established her as a respected thought leader and advocate, leaving an indelible mark on both the real estate and technology sectors. Her dedication and innovative spirit continue to shape the future of these fields, making her a transformative presence in the industry.

Cinthia Manzano

Cinthia Manzano

Speaker

Attorney. Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., Boulder, Colorado, July 2001 to Present. Shareholder since 2006. Before becoming a shareholder, Ms. Manzano worked as an associate with the firm as well as another Colorado law firm. Prior to that, she was an attorney in Florida. She has been an attorney since 1994.

Ms. Manzano represents a variety of clients, including homeowners, property managers, homeowner associations (HOA’s) throughout Colorado in construction defect cases or other matters. Ms. Manzano also works with sellers, buyers, real estate brokers, builders, contractors, engineers, architects, other construction professionals or business owners with the drafting of their contracts, mechanic’s liens, business questions or negotiations.

Our firm is skilled at handling a wide range of construction defect issues, including: Seller Disclosure Issues; Real Estate Transaction Disputes; Warranty Issues; Material Failures; Mold and Water Damage; Methamphetamine and Expansive Soils, among others.Ms. Manzano practices in the following areas: Construction Defect Litigation, Construction Litigation, Association Law, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Property Management and Special Needs Education Law.

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Zac Grey

Zac Grey

Speaker

Mr. Grey focuses his practice on real estate transactions and oil and gas matters. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. in September of 2016.

Mr. Grey represents buyers, sellers, real estate agents, builders, and developers in a variety of real estate transactions. He has advised clients on matters concerning buy/sell contracts, construction contracts, assignments of leases, party wall/HOA arrangements, warranty agreements, and easements/rights of way. Mr. Grey strives to further the client’s business goal through an efficient, common-sense approach.

Within the oil and gas industry, Mr. Grey has represented start-up oil and gas companies in the acquisition of leasehold and well interests in the Rocky Mountain region. He has advised clients in the negotiation and interpretation of oil and gas leases, purchase and sale agreements, and joint operating agreements. On the title side, Mr. Grey has analyzed chains of title and drafted drilling title opinions in Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Utilizing his oil and gas expertise, he represents operators, land service companies, mineral buyers, and landowners, but also real estate clients searching for comprehensive representation from the surface to the center of the earth.

Prior to joining Frascona, he worked for a Denver law firm and served as an in-house operational landman for a Fortune 500 exploration and production company in Oklahoma City. Mr. Grey received his Juris Doctor from The Penn State Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Wofford College, where he played defensive back as a full-scholarship member of Wofford’s NCAA Division I FCS football team. Mr. Grey is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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