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Overview

Joey’s practice centers on finding practical solutions for client issues that arise in real estate transactions.

Joey maintains a varied transactional real estate practice, with particular emphasis on development and finance matters. He handles multiple aspects of real estate transactions and brings an understanding of the full life cycle of commercial development—from acquisition through financing and development to disposition. This diversity of experience helps him develop a complete picture of a client’s transaction, allowing him and the client to plan not just for the present, but for the future as well.

Clients turn to Joey for counsel in structuring complex real estate transactions across the country. A Denver native, he most enjoys the opportunity to work on transactions along Denver’s Front Range, but also has extensive experience with the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial properties across asset classes in areas around the country. A Fellow in both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Joey has established a national reputation. In addition, he currently serves on the governing council for the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust and Estate Section and is the current chair of the Real Estate Section for the Colorado Bar Association.


Industry

Service

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate Law, Up and Coming, 2017-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2015-2018
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2010-2018
  • 2012 Excellence in Writing Award, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law's Probate & Property magazine
  • Law Week Colorado, "Up and Coming Lawyer," 2007

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
      • University of Colorado Law Review, Articles Editor
      • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Denver
    • magna cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

    Real Property, Trust & Estate Section (RPTE), Executive Council

    RPTE, Hospitality, Timesharing and Common Interest Development Group, Past Chair

    RPTE, Membership Committee, Co-Chair

    RPTE, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Spring Symposia, Vice Chair

    RPTE, Planning Committee

  • Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Chair

    Real Estate Section Executive Council

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow

    Opinions Committee

Experience
  • Represented institutional lender in $125 million financing secured by luxury mall in Calabasas, California.
  • Represented institutional leader in $70 million financing secured by mixed-use project in Seattle.
  • Represented borrower in $41 million construction loan for mixed-use project in Douglas County, Colorado.
  • Represented buyer/borrower in acquisition and financing of portfolio of boutique hotels in Southern California.
  • Represented developer of $100 million mixed-use condominium, apartment and retail development near downtown Denver.
  • Represented purchaser of a 400-unit luxury apartment complex near Palo Alto, California.
Outside the Office

Joey likes to unwind by playing video games with his children.

One of the Lubinskis’ favorite ways to have fun together is by playing video games, during which fierce concentration alternates with shouts and laughter. Spectators often include a black Goldendoodle and the family rabbit.

Community Leadership

Service through professional memberships as well as service directly to the Denver community are Joey’s ways of expressing his gratitude.

Working actively through his positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), Joey fosters communication among real estate lawyers in the greater Denver region and beyond. He supports ABA membership and continuing legal education, and chairs the real estate section of the CBA, providing oversight, leadership and guidance. Joey also assists city, county and private organizations.

  • Downtown Denver Partnership, Downtown Denver Awards Jury, 2018
  • Jefferson County Community Services Advisory Board, 2012-2014
  • Mesa View Estates Homeowners Association, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • Mesa View Estates Homeowners Association, Governing Documents Committee Chair, 2016-2018
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