Meyers, Andrew L.
Andy

A member of both the Real Estate and Natural Resources departments, Andy Meyers' practice integrates real estate, water resources, mining and construction law, enabling him to provide a comprehensive approach to the acquisition, development, management and disposition of commercial, residential and industrial assets. Andy's broad experience over these related practice areas allows him to serve as a collaborative problem solver and full service advisor providing strategic legal services.

Andy's experience in water rights and water infrastructure transactions and his comprehensive approach to resolving the distinct challenges inherent in this industry makes him uniquely qualified to negotiate and close complex water infrastructure and water rights transactions. Andy has served as counsel for the purchase, sale and joint use of all classes of water rights for municipal and industrial uses. In addition, he has negotiated the development, purchase and construction of several large scale water storage and conveyance facilities.

Andy also serves as counsel and advisor in the negotiation of construction and design contracts with a particular focus on construction defect risk-mitigation strategies including alternative “wrap” and “OCIP” insurance structures.  He works with owners and their construction representatives on office and retail projects, multifamily housing and water infrastructure projects ranging in size from $10 million to $200 million.

Andy’ clients include owners and operators of large residential, commercial, industrial and multi-use projects in the development, conveyance and operation of their real property assets and advises owners on matters related to condominium  and other common interest ownership structures. Andy also oversees legal representation for the leasing and operation of multiple commercial and office projects including over 4.4 million square feet of office space.

Representative Matters
  • 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.

  • Led the acquisition of 14,000 acres of farmland in eastern Colorado, together with 18,000 water shares for a private equity firm.

  • Represented Miller Global Properties in a joint venture formation and acquisition, financing, development and leasing of office buildings consisting of a three-building, Class A office complex with approximately 640,000 net rentable square feet, three parking structures containing a total of approximately 2,400 spaces in Houston, TX.

  • Represented SIMEON Commercial Properties in the financing, acquisition and development of apartments in San Jose, California.

  • Represented client in purchase of a distressed San Francisco property out of bankruptcy for development of an approximately 81 unit multi-family building. Represented client in bankruptcy matters, negotiations with operating partner of incentive development agreement, and California land use and CEQA matters.

  • Represented Miller Global Properties in the negotiation and closing of the acquisition of a 400,000 square foot office building in Houston, Texas. Brownstein also negotiated the related acquisition financing, and structured and documented the joint venture which acquired the property.

  • 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 Redwood Real Estate Partners in a 17-acre development project which included retail, restaurants and a mid-size hotel located on Denver International Airport-owned land. Brownstein handled ground lease operations with the airport as well as leases with prospective tenants.

  • Represented the Yuma County Water Authority Public Improvement District in the $20 million acquisition of all senior surface water rights on the North Fork of the Republican River in Colorado, as well as the lease of water rights to the Republican River Water Conservation District for use in Colorado's compliance under the Republican River Compact.

  • Served as counsel to 1956 Lawrence Street, LLLP on the joint venture structuring and equity financing to fund and manage the acquisition, development and leasing of the property located at 1956 Lawrence Street in downtown Denver.

  • The Firm served as lead transaction counsel for the lender, AIG Annuity Insurance Company, in a structured loan comprised of a $21 million senior loan secured by 3,000 acres in New Mexico and a fully-functioning water treatment facility, and a $7 million mezzanine loan secured by 100 percent of the membership interests in the property owner.

  • 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.

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Community

Trustee, Clayton Early Learning

Former Member, Partners-in-Leadership Program, Anti-Defamation League

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2000, New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Economics, 1985, Oberlin College
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
Membership

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

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