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Bruce L. Likoff’s practice emphasis is commercial real estate and land use.

Mr. Likoff has experience representing real estate developers and investors. His experience includes many transactions relating to all phases of development, including acquisition, land use approvals, financing, construction, leasing and sales. Relevant projects represent all major property categories, including office, industrial, retail, hotel and residential. Mr. Likoff also has particular experience in complicated ground lease and leasehold financing transactions, as well as community structure for master planned communities and mixed use projects.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1995-2017
    • Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
    • Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
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Professional Affiliations

    • Colorado Association of Home Builders – Government Affairs Committee 
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
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Representative Experience

  • Representation in Colorado of a national REIT in acquisition and disposition of several major office buildings and a hotel in the Denver metro area
  • Representation of both private developers and public authorities in connection with development of private student apartment housing on public university campuses
  • Development of CCRs for 5,000 acre master-planned community and for residential-retail project in Denver’s most exclusive shopping district
  • Representation of the developer of the base village at Winter Park ski area
  • Representation of the developer in construction, financing, leasing and sale of a 36-story office tower in Denver's central business district
  • Representation of the ground lessor and anchor tenant of a 50-story office tower in downtown Denver, including negotiation of a ground lease which involved a complicated contingent rent structure
  • Representation of two national retailers in major store "rollout" programs of 100 or more stores
  • Negotiation of numerous construction contracts, including office buildings, high-tech plant expansion, and restaurants
  • Negotiation of numerous ground and space leases, including several large office leases (in excess of 250,000 square feet)
  • Representation of several Colorado investors in various acquisitions of apartment projects

Speaking Engagements

  • "House Bill 1338, Waiver of Residential Property Owner’s Statutory Rights and Remedies,"Fall Real Estate Update
  • "Non-Form Contracts for Purchase and Sale," Real Estate Transactions
  • "Tying Up the Property," Advanced Real Estate Purchase and Sale
  • "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act," Mountain & Resort Development
  • "Financing/Credit Aspects of Leases" and "Ground Leases," Advanced Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • "Lenders' Rights and Concerns," Commercial Leases: Remedies and Enforcement
  • "Purchase Contracts" Real Estate Development
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Bruce L. Likoff has extensive experience in commercial leasing and real estate finance, including ground leases, leasehold financing, sale-leaseback transactions and acquisition, development and construction financing. He has also handled numerous property acquisitions and sales. Mr. Likoff represented the developer of the Amoco Tower in connection with the development, financing and leasing of that project. He was also extensively involved in the United Bank Center (now Wells Fargo Center) project.

He has been a lecturer for programs sponsored by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado and CLE International and presented in-house courses in commercial leasing.

Select Representations

  • Representation in Colorado of a national REIT in acquisition and disposition of several major office buildings and a hotel in the Denver metro area
  • Representation of both private developers and public authorities in connection with development of private student apartment housing on public university campuses
  • Development of CCRs for 5,000 acre master-planned community and for residential-retail project in Denver’s most exclusive shopping district
  • Representation of the developer of the base village at Winter Park ski area
  • Representation of the developer in construction, financing, leasing and sale of a 36-story office tower in Denver's central business district
  • Representation of the ground lessor and anchor tenant of One Wells Fargo Center, a 50-story office tower in downtown Denver, including negotiation of a ground lease which involved a complicated contingent rent structure
  • Representation of two national retailers in major store "rollout" programs of 100 or more stores
  • Negotiation of numerous construction contracts, including office buildings, high-tech plant expansion, and restaurants
  • Negotiation of numerous ground and space leases, including several large office leases (in excess of 250,000 square feet)
  • Representation of several Colorado investors in various acquisitions of apartment projects

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado, 1976

Education

New York University, J.D., cum laude, 1974

New York University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1971

Speeches and Seminars

  • "House Bill 1338, Waiver of Residential Property Owner’s Statutory Rights and Remedies,"Fall Real Estate Update
  • "Non-Form Contracts for Purchase and Sale," Real Estate Transactions
  • "Tying Up the Property," Advanced Real Estate Purchase and Sale
  • "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act," Mountain & Resort Development
  • "Financing/Credit Aspects of Leases" and "Ground Leases," Advanced Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • "Lenders' Rights and Concerns," Commercial Leases: Remedies and Enforcement
  • "Purchase Contracts" Real Estate Development

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Association of Home Builders – Government Affairs Committee 
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2012 
  • Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2009–2012

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2012–2014 
    • Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2009–2013
    • Colorado, Super Lawyers, 2009–2013
Read More

Professional Affiliations

    • Colorado Association of Home Builders – Government Affairs Committee 
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
Read More

Representative Experience

  • Representation in Colorado of a national REIT in acquisition and disposition of several major office buildings and a hotel in the Denver metro area
  • Representation of both private developers and public authorities in connection with development of private student apartment housing on public university campuses
  • Development of CCRs for 5,000 acre master-planned community and for residential-retail project in Denver’s most exclusive shopping district
  • Representation of the developer of the base village at Winter Park ski area
  • Representation of the developer in construction, financing, leasing and sale of a 36-story office tower in Denver's central business district
  • Representation of the ground lessor and anchor tenant of One Wells Fargo Center, a 50-story office tower in downtown Denver, including negotiation of a ground lease which involved a complicated contingent rent structure
  • Representation of two national retailers in major store "rollout" programs of 100 or more stores
  • Negotiation of numerous construction contracts, including office buildings, high-tech plant expansion, and restaurants
  • Negotiation of numerous ground and space leases, including several large office leases (in excess of 250,000 square feet)
  • Representation of several Colorado investors in various acquisitions of apartment projects

Speaking Engagements

  • "House Bill 1338, Waiver of Residential Property Owner’s Statutory Rights and Remedies,"Fall Real Estate Update
  • "Non-Form Contracts for Purchase and Sale," Real Estate Transactions
  • "Tying Up the Property," Advanced Real Estate Purchase and Sale
  • "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act," Mountain & Resort Development
  • "Financing/Credit Aspects of Leases" and "Ground Leases," Advanced Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • "Lenders' Rights and Concerns," Commercial Leases: Remedies and Enforcement
  • "Purchase Contracts" Real Estate Development