Robert C. Runco, Esq.

Robert Runco Liquor Attorney in Denver, Colorado
About Robert C. Runco, Esq.

Robert “Chas” Runco started Runco Law in 2012 and in 2018 paired with seasoned liquor attorney Brian Proffitt to form Runco & Proffitt, P.C. to provide a broader spectrum of experience and capabilities to Colorado and Nevada’s regulated industries. Mr. Runco provides licensing, regulatory, and commercial transaction advice to clients of all sizes, from bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to brewers, wineries, and distillers. Chas is a friend to all in the alcohol industry, including retail, distribution, and manufacturing, and he works tirelessly to resolve all of their licensing and contractual issues.

Mr. Runco also works closely with casinos, hotels, and other hospitality businesses to ensure their continued success.

With a focus on closely held corporations and LLCs, Chas Runco is a seasoned business attorney who advises large and small corporate clients on a variety of business matters. Mr. Runco works with clients in all stages of the business cycle, from start-up and contract negotiations, to mergers, acquisitions and succession planning. He assists many small businesses reach their goals of becoming strong players in their industries.

Mr. Runco’s extensive experience with business and corporate law also helps his clients to plan for growth and ensure successful succession and estate planning.

With clients from Colorado and Nevada, Mr. Runco’s experience in regulated industries has made him the preferred attorney for clients in the liquor and gaming industries.

Runco & Proffitt provides more than just expertise in liquor licensing, gaming law, business law and estate planning. Chas Runco and his team represent trade organizations in regulatory and legislative capacities. By working with state regulators and legislators on behalf of trade associations Mr. Runco advances the interests of the liquor and gaming industries at the rule-making and legislative levels. In maintaining relationships with the key individuals governing the industries, Mr. Runco ensures that Runco & Proffitt clients stay ahead of trends and changes to the liquor and gaming industries.


– University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2009
– The Ohio State University, B.A. Political Science, 2006, with Honors


– Nevada, 2013
– Colorado, 2010

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Nevada Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Brewers Association
Colorado Brewers Guild
– Board Member for Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce
– Board Member for Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado
– Mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado