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Christopher John Lane


Chris Lane is a partner and co-leader of the Real Estate Practice Group of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. He has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of real estate transactions throughout the U.S., including development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and land use matters. Mr. Lane’s expertise also involves representing both borrowers and lenders in real estate financing, including alternative financing structures, such as sale-leaseback transactions.

Mr. Lane represents developers and home builders in residential and commercial projects throughout Colorado. He assists these clients with acquisitions, land use matters, and navigating special district issues.

Additionally, Mr. Lane has experience advising clients in developing and financing renewable energy projects. He has represented a number of energy providers and lenders developing major wind and solar projects. He has comprehensive experience advising on these matters as it relates to title issues, land use, land access, easements, leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Lane is a contributing author to the Colorado Real Estate Practice, one of CBA-CLE's most respected and widely used publications. He is also an instructor for the related 13-week CLE course. Additionally, Mr. Lane serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.

In his free time, Mr. Lane enjoys all forms of biking, skiing, and hiking with his wife and three children as well as spending time in Boulder and Summit County.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an apartment developer in the acquisition and entitlement of various projects throughout the Denver metro area valued at up to $100,000,000.
  • Represent home builders in relation to various acquisitions throughout the Front Range.
  • Worked with the developer, lender, title company, and power company in connection with a $1,100,000,000 600MW wind energy project involving complicated land and property rights acquisition.
  • Represented a solar energy developer on the acquisition and associated land use matters relating to a 500MW project.
  • Represented the seller in an apartment portfolio sale involving 31 properties.
  • Represented a landowner in the $62 million refinancing of a multi-building office property.
  • Assisted with real estate components of a $200 million asset sale involving numerous real estate assets.
  • Negotiated the sale of a $22 million apartment portfolio.
  • Negotiated a $50 million loan on behalf of an apartment developer.
  • Negotiated the $36 million refinancing of a 177-unit apartment complex.
  • Represented a national hospitality company in multistate land acquisitions and related development.
  • Assisted in the acquisition of Snowmass Base Village.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Butterfly Pavilion, Board of Directors
  • Colorado Non-Profit Pro Bono Legal Group, Volunteer Coordinator
  • CU Real Estate Foundation, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Next Program Participant
  • City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustment, Former Board Member
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Former Director
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Former Board Member

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