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Justin D. Pless

Justin focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters. He formed Pless Law Firm, LLC in 2009, after practicing in the real estate group at Faegre & Benson LLP (now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP). Justin represents a broad range of clients in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, purchase and sale transactions, financing, development and land use matters.

 

Previously, Justin taught an undergraduate level business law course at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado, where he served as an instructor in the business department.

 

Justin graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Justin served as a Teaching Fellow in the area of real property law and as a note and comment editor on the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law. He also interned with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and with the Honorable Marcia S. Krieger at the United States District Court, District of Colorado.

 

Prior to attending law school, Justin served as an infantry paratrooper in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division, including a peacekeeping deployment to the former Yugoslav republic of Kosovo in 1999-2000.

 

Honors

 

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate (2012, 2014 - 2017)

 

Finalist, Up and Coming Attorneys, Law Week Colorado (2009)

 

Publications

 

Author, Craft Breweries, Distilleries Leases; Key Issues For Landlords, Tenants, Colorado Real Estate Journal (October 27, 2015)

 

Author, Landlords, Tenants Must Consider Assignment, Subletting Provisions, Colorado Real Estate Journal (November 7, 2012)

 

Author, Understanding Expansion Rights in Commercial Leases is Imperative, Colorado Real Estate Journal (September 21, 2011)

 

Author, Key Issues for LEED Consulting, Colorado Real Estate Journal (September 1, 2010)

 

Author, Key Lease Default Provisions, Colorado Real Estate Journal (June 3, 2009)

 

Co-Author, Be Aware of Options to Renew or Extend Commercial Leases, Colorado Real Estate Journal (December 3, 2008)

 

Presentations

 

Speaker, Key Legal Issues for LEED Consulting Agreements, Rocky Mountain Green Conference 2011, U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (April 21, 2011)

 

Trade Organizations

 

NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association

 

International Council of Shopping Centers

Square

Education

J.D., University of Colorado Law School Order of the Coif (2007)

 

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

With Distinction (2004)

 

Bar Admissions

Colorado, Minnesota

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