Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Colorado Super Lawyers 2012 named Edward N. Barad among the top 100 attorneys in Colorado. He has been included in Colorado Super Lawyers each year since the inaugural 2006 edition.
A shareholder in Brownstein’s Denver office, Barad boasts nearly four decades of substantive experience in real estate law and has worked on many multi-asset, multi-use transactions. Among his recent notable matters were the acquisition, structure and finance of a 400,000-square-foot office complex in Houston, Texas; the negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement for the sale and development of a 300,000-square-foot hotel complex in Aurora, Colorado, with use of public/private financing; and the advisement and due diligence for a national bank regarding authority and perfection of security in a $5 billion portfolio.
Barad has also received consistent honors from other legal ranking publications. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers In America for his work in real estate law since 2003. Additionally, Chambers USA has ranked Barad among its Band 1 real estate attorneys in Colorado since 2003, saying "he has raised the bar in loan transactions."
A member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and former member of its Board of Directors, 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.
On an annual, state by state basis, Super Lawyers uses peer nominations and evaluations alongside third-party research to select its candidates. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers is envisioned as an aid in selecting a lawyer, therefore it restricts its candidates to those who can be hired and retained by the public.