Diaz, Amy J.

Managing Counsel/VP for CoBank, ACB

Amy Diaz puts her broad experience managing complicated real estate deals to work for both developers and investors providing strategic counsel on acquisitions and dispositions for commercial development and large-scale commercial leasing. She also represents commercial borrowers in connection with senior, mezzanine, construction and permanent loans secured by real and personal property.

Amy counsels real estate firms on commercial and office property developments across the country. In addition to commercial borrowers, Amy has represented commercial banks, private equity firms and insurance companies in her lending practice. Working with clients on a diverse range of issues informs Amy’s ability to understand her clients’ business needs and anticipate implications.

Her work spans Colorado and New Mexico, where she practiced for nearly nine years.

 

Previous Experience

Managing Counsel/VP for CoBank, ACB

Practices & Industries
General Counsel Experience

Amy’s real estate practice is informed by her previous experience as Deputy General Counsel/VP, and then as Managing Counsel/VP for CoBank, ACB, a national agricultural credit bank headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She managed regulatory compliance of secured agribusiness loans to farmer-owned cooperatives, rural electric distribution, water and communications services. She also oversaw various corporate matters, including the build-to-suite lease and loan documentation for CoBank’s new 276,000 square foot headquarters. Amy also served as general counsel to Western New Mexico University and provided general civil advice on real estate transactions and employment law.

Representative Matters
  • Represented seller in the sale of luxury hotel, spa and golf course in San Antonio, Texas, for $616 M.

  • Represented buyer in the $70M acquisition, financing, and development of an office building in Portland, Oregon. Performed real property due diligence; and drafted and negotiated purchase and sale agreement, joint venture agreement, loan documents and construction agreements.

  • Represented a real estate investment company in the acquisition and financing of a multi-use, multi-property project in Nashville, TN. Project included an existing 239 unit apartment building and 27,359 square feet of retail space and a to-be-developed 139 unit apartment building and approximately 8,525 rentable square feet of retail space. Provided real property due diligence; amended commercial leases; negotiated membership purchase agreement, joint venture agreement, loan documents, property management agreements, reciprocal access and parking agreements, shared amenities agreement, and temporary construction agreements; and formed, converted, merged and dissolved entities in multiple states.

  • Represented a Denver-based real estate investment company in the sale of Panorama Corporate Center, a 780,649-square-foot, six-building, class A office campus in suburban Denver.

  • Represented buyer in $500M acquisition of foreign pension advisor for two downtown Denver high-rise buildings and local counsel opinion for $63M acquisition loan.

  • Represented a Denver-based real estate investment company in the acquisition and leasing of 200,000 square foot high-rise core and shell office development in Austin, Texas.

  • Represented an international real estate firm in a $360M acquisition, financing and development of a 640,000 Class A office tower in downtown Denver.

  • Represented a Denver-based real estate investment company in the acquisition of 216,000 square feet office building in Austin, Texas and in the negotiation of a lease to a single tenant.

  • Represented a real estate investment company in obtaining a $100M revolving credit facility.

  • Represented CoBank, FCB, as tenant, under a build-to-suit lease in connection with the construction, financing and leasing of a new 270,000 square foot office building for CoBank's new headquarters.

  • Represented an equity investment and management firm, specializing in real estate and distressed assets, in the negotiation of joint venture operating agreements, property management agreements, asset management agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and senior and mezzanine financing of commercial space in New York, Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

  • Represented a real estate investment firm in the negotiation of leases and amendments for first-class office and retail space in a portfolio of buildings in downtown Denver, and provided advice on lease defaults.

  • Represented a Nevada Indian tribe in the negotiation of a Solar Energy Ground Lease Agreement and other agreements with a large renewable energy developer for the construction of a 200 MW concentrated solar project on approximately 1000 acres of vacant tribal land located in southern Nevada.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Denver Convention Center Hotel Authority

Board of Directors, Food Bank of the Rockies, 2008-2014 & 2015-present

Pro Bono Services, Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network, 2008-present

Member, Impact Denver, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, 2010

Education
  • J.D., 2000, University of Colorado Law School
  • B.A., 1996, Muhlenberg College
Admissions
  • Colorado
Membership

Colorado Bar Association

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