The great benefit that decades of experience provides is the ability to balance clients’ needs with practical solutions to meet those needs. Some deals require using a hammer, others a much softer touch.


Over the course of his nearly forty year career, Tom has represented developers, owners, investors, tenants, lenders, and borrowers with respect to virtually every aspect of commercial real estate law. His experience includes acquisitions and dispositions of improved and unimproved property; development of office, retail, industrial, residential, and mixed use projects; mortgage lending, loan workouts, and foreclosures; and office, industrial, and retail leasing. As a 20-year member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Tom has participated in the cutting edge of commercial real estate lending transactions. The common thread in Tom’s approach to every transaction is his commitment to seek a pragmatic solution that meets each client’s objectives efficiently.

Tom’s clients range from large institutions financing multi-hundred million dollar projects to small businesses leasing office space for their expanding operations. Many clients have worked with Tom for decades as he has guided them through times of economic prosperity and times of economic distress.

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
    • Fellow, since 1998
    • Colorado State Chairman, 2011 – present
    • Board of Regents, past member
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
    • Committee on Uniform Acts Concerning Land Transfers, 1997                                                                                                
  • Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, 1999-2005
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1981- present
    • Board of Governors, 1996 - 1996
    • State Bar Convention Committee, chairman 1993
    • Minorities in Profession Committee, 1994 - 1997
    • Real Estate Section Council, 1998 - 2001
  • Denver Bar Association, 1981- present
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
    • Real Estate Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
    • Board of Governors, 2011 - present
    • Executive Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Opera Colorado
    • Board of Trustees, 1992-2006
    • Executive Committee, 1996 - 2000
  • Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation
    • Private foundation which supports local and regional arts and other charitable organizations
    • Board of Trustees, since 1982 - present
    • President of Foundation 1999 - present
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated
  • Colorado Super Lawyers ​​​​​
    • Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Real Estate Law (2003 - Present)

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