Acquisitions and Sales
Our Attorneys have a wide range of experience in representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in connection with the acquisition, sale, and exchange of all property types. Our services include the negotiation and drafting of letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements, negotiation and drafting of broker’s commission and listing agreements, title review and analysis, assistance in due diligence, analysis of the property to be acquired, and all other matters necessary to take a transaction to a closing. We also provide assistance in the formation of an acquiring entity and the preparation of its organizational documents, including advice on the type of entity, preferred equity arrangements, tax issues, buy-sell arrangements, and other exit strategies.
We have assisted many clients with like-kind exchanges of real estate qualifying for tax-free treatment pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, including deferred exchanges.
We represent both landlord and tenant interests on all property types in the state of Colorado. We are active in matters involving the leasing of office space, retail space, restaurants, warehouses, and other commercial property, as well as ground leases.
Real Estate Lending
Our real estate department has been a leader for the last 50 years in financing many of the major real estate projects in Colorado and elsewhere. Its experience spans all forms of commercial development, from land acquisition and development loans, to construction lending, to permanent lending, and from HUD and Fannie Mae insured loans to various types of credit enhanced loans. The firm recently represented two lenders who financed the construction of a complex, mixed-use development which changed the commercial landscape in the Cherry Creek area of Denver. Our clients include local and national financial institutions, as well as private banking departments and privately-owned financial institutions.
We handle construction contract questions, warranty issues, and contracts with suppliers and subcontractors. We also advise on construction defect issues and can handle litigation if it gets to that point.
Zoning, Platting, and Other Entitlements
We have a wide range of experience in the entitlement process for real estate development clients. That experience includes representing developers before Planning and Zoning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of County Commissioners, and Design Review Boards. We will review subdivision plats, development agreements, and other documents to be submitted to cities and counties for development approvals. We have handled entitlements throughout the front range, western slope, and in mountain resort communities.