Education

J.D., 1989, University of Colorado Law School
B.S., 1985, summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted

Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Previous Experience

Distinctions

Memberships

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Everitt Real Estate Center

President, Mountain Area Land Trust, Evergreen, Colo.

Board Member, Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts

Gregory A. Vallin

Greg represents national, regional and local clients in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing.

Greg has represented Lennar, the country's largest homebuilder, in acquiring and developing large tracts of land into golf club communities and premier residential communities throughout Colorado. He has represented Corporate Express, one of the largest office supply distribution companies in the United States, with the acquisition and leasing of thousands of square feet of warehouse and flexible office/warehouse space. Greg has represented the largest Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in the country with the acquisition and disposition of large apartment projects located throughout the United States. In addition, He represents a Denver-based Real Estate Investment Trust in the negotiation, acquisition and disposition of commercial buildings and shopping centers throughout the United States.

Greg's experience includes representing many national retail restaurant chains with the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of restaurant sites throughout the country, including Boston Market, Einstein Brothers' Bagels, Qdoba, Noodles & Company, the Keg, and Houlihans Restaurant Company. He has also represented various shopping center developers with all aspects of financing, developing and leasing retail centers.

Greg's interest in preserving Colorado's most beautiful places has led him to be active in the land conservation community. He was the president of the Mountain Area Land Trust for seven years, and has represented land trusts and landowners in transactions involving the preservation of unique and scenic property through the use of conservation easements and other land preservation techniques. Greg negotiated and prepared the largest donated conservation easement in Colorado history. He is also actively involved in the conservation community as a director of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, a statewide umbrella organization for land trusts and government open space programs.

As a member of the firm's Renewable Energy Practice Group, Greg is an active speaker on wind energy. In the last year he has given CLE presentations on wind farms to the Colorado Bar Association, NAIOP, the South Metro Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Corporate Counsel. He has also twice taught the Wind Law class at University of Denver, and has represented a wind developer in North Dakota.

Previously, Greg served as in-house real estate counsel for Boston Chicken, and as the director of real estate legal services for Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. His work helped both companies accomplish their goals of being the fastest growing restaurant chains in the country. These experiences, plus his accomplishments at Brownstein, help Greg bring a unique blend of practical business and technical real estate skills to his legal practice.

Representative Matters

Represented an individual private investor in the acquisition of approximately 24 acres of real property located in Douglas County, Colorado.  Brownstein handled the associated matters in connection with developing the property as an osteopathic college, including the negotiation of related contracts for the acquisition of additional adjacent property and the development, cost-sharing, tap purchase and infrastructure acquisition agreements between the investor, the seller and various metropolitan districts.
Represented Lennar Colorado, LLC, a large Colorado developer, in a complex option to purchase and share in the construction and development of a private golf course community in Adams County, Colorado. 
Represented an individual purchaser in the acquisition of a 6,258-acre ranch with associated water, lease and easement rights and personal property in Jackson County, Colorado.
Represented Lennar Colorado, LLC, a large Colorado developer, in connection with a transaction involving the sale of a portfolio property as well as the simultaneous acquisition of a similar portfolio of real property from another developer.  This unique real estate acquisition and disposition matter involved two separate private asset-holding 'landbank' investment firms and the negotiation of construction agreements related to the completion of platting and infrastructure improvements to both portfolios, and the negotiation and management of the corresponding option agreements.
In 2010, represented a publicly-traded, Denver-based real estate investment trust in the negotiation, sale and closing of more than $163 million in sales of 18 apartment complexes located across the United States.
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Publications & Presentations

"Residential Development in the World of the 'New Normal' Perspectives,"  Conference Co-chair and Speaker, Real Estate Finance & Development Conference: The World of the 'New Normal,' Colorado Law Institute CLE International, Denver, CO, May 6, 2013
"Colorado - A Leader in Wind Energy,"  RenewableEnergyWorld.com, September 2, 2010
"Addressing the Real Estate Needs of the Renewable Energy Industry,"  Presentation to NAIOP, August 18, 2010
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Practices

Case Studies

Practices

Acquisition Disposition
Finance & Lending
Green Building

Case Studies

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