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Jill E. Nelson

Jill E. Nelson

Senior Counsel
office: 303.749.7294
fax: 303.749.7272

Jill concentrates her practice on the development, leasing and financing of real estate.

She assists clients with complex commercial real estate transactions including leasing, sales and acquisitions, disposition, development, lending and refinancing. She has represented numerous buyers and sellers in all stages of real estate sales and acquisitions.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Jill worked at several large real estate-related companies. Her prior work includes serving as in-house counsel with the real estate department of a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. She advised on all matters regarding its North American portfolio containing more than 200 office, storage and warehouse leases.

Additionally, Jill previously worked in-house for a Colorado-based real estate developer. While managing the company’s real estate and general corporate legal matters, she handled all real estate acquisition, disposition, and financing and development items. In addition, Jill practiced real estate law for 10 years in private practice at both mid-size and global firms.




  • Denver Charities' Fifty Finest, Denver Business Journal, 1997


  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Finance and Marketing


  • Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Access Denver Class of 2015
  • Negotiated and closed 90,000 rsf headquarters lease for a worldwide manufacturer of industrial cleaning equipment.
  • Assistant Project Lead for the development of a large wind farm in Texas ($450MM) on behalf of a market-leading renewable energy company.
  • Routinely handle acquisitions for national real estate developer, including an acquisition of a parcel in Cherry Creek, CO for re-development of an 8-story apartment project.
  • Work closely with Husch Blackwell’s Denver healthcare team on leasing and real property matters and have negotiated and/or closed numerous matters specifically for healthcare-related clients.
Community Leadership
  • American Red Cross, Rocky Mountain Region 
    • Governing Council, Behind the Red, 2015-present 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Board of Directors, 1996-2007
  • Junior League of Denver, Provisional Member, 2015-present
  • Legal Aid Foundations, Board of Trustees, 1997-2000
  • SkyView Academy Charter School