Catherine A. Hance

Catherine A. Hance


P: 303.892.7375

F: 303.893.1379




Milada Kostalkova

P: 303.892.7301

Admitted In

  • Colorado

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 recent projects include a retail and office development in Jefferson County, Colorado, a corporate campus along the Denver-Boulder corridor, an industrial office park near Denver International Airport, a medical office building project in Sterling, Colorado, and numerous residential developments along the I-25 corridor.

She also has extensive leasing experience, drafting and negotiating leases and subleases for over two million 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 synthetic leasing, 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 a member of NAIOP, CREW-Denver, and Women in Real Estate (WIRE). She regularly presents seminars on a variety of real estate topics, including contract negotiation, synthetic lease, sale-leaseback, and other 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

October 2014

Brownfields Development Seminar Series

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.

August 2012

45 DGS Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.

July 2012

DGS Partner Catherine Hance Selected to Serve as Secretary of the CBA Real Estate Section Council

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.


August 2011

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

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.”


August 2010

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Top “Best Lawyers” List in Colorado

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.


August 2009

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Top “Best Lawyers” List in Colorado

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. 


October 2008

Davis Graham & Stubbs tops "Best Lawyer" list in Colorado

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.