Catherine Hance’s practice covers all areas of real estate transactions, including real property acquisition and disposition, development, leasing, financing, and land use development and zoning, as well as formation of entities for real estate investment and development.
Ms. Hance has handled a broad range of acquisition and development transactions, including related land use and surface use issues and negotiation and preparation of restrictive covenants. Her practice includes a particular emphasis on hospitality related transactions, including representation of clients in the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of hotel properties throughout the country, as well as negotiation of management and development agreements and construction contracts. Ms. Hance also represents developers in a variety of residential and commercial projects in the Denver metropolitan and Northern Colorado areas.
She has extensive leasing experience, drafting and negotiating leases and subleases for millions of square feet of retail, office, and industrial space, as well as ground leases and build-to-suit agreements. Her leasing practice includes both landlord and tenant representation. For instance, Ms. Hance has represented a number of chain retail entities in lease negotiations as well as a major telecommunications provider in connection with leases of office and data center space and telecommunications licensing agreements. She has also represented several landlords in connection with the lease-up of new retail, office, and medical office building projects.
Ms. Hance also represents lenders, borrowers and developers in real property secured finance transactions, including alternative financing structures such as sale-leaseback transactions, and land banking, as well as bond and tax credit financing transactions. She has written the real property and mortgage codes for a Rocky Mountain region Indian Tribe to enable the Tribe’s ventures to enter into innovative financing transactions. Ms. Hance is the immediate past chair of the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and a member of CREW-Denver. She regularly presents seminars on a variety of real estate topics, including contract negotiation, joint venture structuring, hospitality related issues, alternative financing transactions, and the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® under Real Estate Law and is also a member of the American, Colorado, Denver, and Colorado Women’s Bar Associations.
Georgetown University, J.D., 1996
College of William and Mary, B.A., 1993
Fifty-two Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence. The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication only recognizes the top four percent of attorneys in the country.
Please join us for our third breakfast seminar covering hot topics in brownfields development hosted by the DGS Environmental and Real Estate Groups.
Please join us for the first of three breakfast seminars on hot topics in brownfields development hosted by the DGS Environmental and Real Estate Groups.
Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.
DGS partner Catherine Hance has been selected to serve as Secretary on the Colorado Bar Association's Real Estate Section Council for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Ms. Hance will then continue to serve the Real Estate Section Council as Vice-Chairman in 2013-2014 and Chairman in 2014-2015. The CBA's Real Estate Section monitors and reports on judicial, legislative, and other developments that affect the practice of real estate law.
Thirty-eight DGS attorneys, including nearly half of the firm’s partners, were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide to legal excellence. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The newly announced, 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based law practices for corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions law, natural resources law, oil and gas law and securities law. This year Best Lawyers recognizes 36 DGS attorneys, including 13 who have been named to the list for at least 10 years. Nearly half (46 percent) of DGS partners are recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence, in addition to several attorneys of counsel to the firm. Best Lawyers is a peer-review survey of more than 39,000 in-house counsels and private practice attorneys.
The 2010 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based attorneys practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, natural resources law, oil & gas law and securities law.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, with 31 attorneys practicing in 30 fields, ranks first in Colorado in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of corporate and securities law and commercial litigation as well as energy, environmental, natural resources and oil and gas law. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by two, and includes nearly half of the firm’s partners.