Edward N. Barad, a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder, recently received recognition for multiple years from The Best Lawyers in America 2008, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers guides for excellence in the practice of real estate law, and Lawdragon's Top 500 Dealmakers in America. Additionally, Chambers recognized Barad as one of the top 10 real estate lawyers in Colorado, and Super Lawyers recognized him as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Colorado.
Barad serves as co-chairman of Brownstein’s real estate group, where he represents national and local developers in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate restructuring and financing. With more than 30 years of experience in real estate law, he has played an integral role in some of the largest development deals in the western U.S.
A member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Barad wrote the original rules of the Colorado Bar Ethics Committee and was the chairman and principal draftsman for the committee that published the Colorado Standards for Mortgage Loan Opinion Letters. Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer, and has presented to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the real estate section of the Colorado Bar.
Active in the community, Barad is a director of the University of Colorado Foundation and a member for the United Way de Tocqueville Society. Barad received his juris doctorate from the University of Colorado.
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