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Overview

Heather assists commercial real estate clients on a broad variety of end-to-end transactions nationwide.

Heather guides clients large and small through financing, development, acquisition, disposition, operations and leasing of all types of project properties. She researches, negotiates, drafts and reviews a wide range of agreements that move real estate projects forward to closing. Clients relying on Heather’s counsel comprise owners, developers, investors, tenants and landlords across industry sectors that include:

  • Railroad
  • Telecommunications
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Self storage
  • Commercial property investments

Heather brings a business-minded perspective to her practice of law; clients value that Heather’s legal counsel and due diligence is informed by her pre-law career as an environmental scientist, data analyst and business developer. Additionally, Heather also served as in-house counsel to both a national title insurance company and a bank holding over $132 billion in assets. Heather’s comprehensive background in the environmental, financial and title insurance industries allows her to advise real estate deals from multiple industry perspectives.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Law Certificate
    • Society of Women Environmental Professionals Scholarship
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • B.A., University of Colorado Boulder
    • Environmental Studies
    • Dean’s List

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI); Real Estate Development Initiative (REDI) graduate, 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association, 2018-present
  • Denver Bar Association, 2017-present
Experience

Commercial purchases and sales

  • Represented insurer in +$1 billion portfolio acquisition consisting of 90 sites of self storage nationwide.
  • Advised on rural lot splits and zoning variances for telecommunications client's strategic real property acquisitions and dispositions.

Commercial leasing – tenant and landlord

  • Advised Fortune 100 telecommunications company on nationwide portfolio of retail and office leases.
  • Represented landlord's portfolio of retail leases for Colorado non-profit that contributes over $2.0 billion to local economy.

Environmental science

  • Performed site reconnaissance, regulatory research, interpretation and report drafting of 150 phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) on gas station, dry cleaning, industrial, manufacturing and telecommunication properties.
  • Conducted National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance reviews, radon and asbestos reporting.
  • Assessed profitability of producing coal-bed methane resources.
Outside the Office

Heather enjoys spending time outdoors in the mountains with her daughters.

The family also began taking piano lessons in 2017, learning the instrument together – a shared enthusiasm. Heather is also a longtime soap-maker, having poured her first bar when she was a teenager.

Community Leadership
  • Project C.U.R.E.
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic – 2018, 2019