Charles Calvin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Denver, CO

Calvin Law Firm LLC
 | 1600 North Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-791-3245
Fax: 720-613-4380
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1972
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Banking (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The senior partner at Calvin Law Firm LLC, Charles Calvin focuses his practice on a variety of complex real estate law matters. He is located in Denver, Colorado, and his individual and business clients come from the greater metropolitan area and throughout the state. Mr. Calvin attended Pomona College in California as an undergraduate, and he majored in international relations and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1969. He then pursued his legal education at Yale Law School, and while he was there, he spent several semesters working for a local legal assistance organization before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1972.

    Mr. Calvin has represented buyers as well as sellers in transactions involving the purchase and disposition of commercial real estate. His experience has additionally encompassed the negotiation, preparation, and review of lease agreements for office buildings, warehouses, industrial facilities and other commercial properties. Mr. Calvin has also worked on complex debt and equity financing matters regarding commercial real estate developments, and his background has included workouts and restructurings as well as common interest communities such as mixed-use condominiums.

    Mr. Calvin is held in high regard by his fellow attorneys for the high quality of his work, and this is reflected in the several honors that he has earned. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Frequently asked to deliver presentations on real estate topics to groups of professionals, Mr. Calvin is admitted to practice in Colorado as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Banking
    Focus Areas

    Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts

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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Charles Calvin

    Admitted: 1972, Colorado

    Honors/Awards:

    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years, including in the 2020 edition
    • Listed in Chambers USA Directory (2003, or earlier, through 2018)
    • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
    • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Governing Council of the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association form July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2018
    • Colorado Bar Association to be the attorney member of the Board of the Colorado Central Indexing System, 1998
    • Member, Bar-affiliated Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the Colorado Secretary of State
    • Colorado Bar Association’s Committee on Uniform State Laws
    • Vice Chair and Secretary, Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, 2015-2016
    • Colorado, 1972
    • Utah, 1989
    • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • Member, Legislative Policy Committee of the Colorado Bar Association, 2019
    • Immediate Past Chair, Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee Business Task Force (2002-2005)
    • Senior Assistance Center, formerly Association for Senior Citizens (Member, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2015; Treasurer, 2003 – 2004; Vice President, 2005 – 2012)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Project Specific Documents”, “Interstate Land Sales Act – Exemptions and Red Flags” and “Ethical Considerations – Who is Your Client?” in Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Associations in Colorado (National Business Institute, 2001); “Legislative Framework / The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act” in Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Associations in Colorado (National Business Institute, 2004); “The Contract Process” and “Due Diligence Issues” in Real Estate Transactions: Simple Becomes Solid (National Business Institute, 2006); “Effective Document Preparation” in Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Associations in Colorado (National Business Institute, 2007); “What Dirt Lawyers Need to Know About Revised UCC Article 9” in Course Materials for the 26th Annual Real Estate Symposium (CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2008); “Case Law Update: Mortgage Loan Defaults” and “Ethical Considerations Involved in Representing Parties to Mortgage Loan Transactions” in Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout Options (National Business Institute, 2010); “Forbearance Agreements”, “Real Estate Receiverships” and “Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure” in Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures (National Business Institute, 2011); contributed selected forms and commentary for Real Estate Finance Law, 6th Edition by Grant S. Nelson, Dale A. Whitman, Ann M. Burkhart and W. Wilson Freyermuth (Thomson Reuters 2014), Author
    • ‘Legislative’ History: C.R.C.P. Rule 120”, 8 Colo. Law. 785 (May 1979), Author
    • “Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure in Colorado” (National Business Institute, Inc., 1988); “Participation and Intercreditor Agreements” (CLE International, Inc., 1996); “Transferring Title to Property in Colorado” (HMS Continuing Legal Education, 1997); “Realizing on Multiple Assets Securing the Same Debt: Some 3 4824-7760-4549, v. 1 Thoughts on Wells Fargo Realty Advisors Funding v. Uioli, Inc.” (CLE International, Inc., 1997), Author
    • “Real Property Receiverships in Colorado” (National Business Institute, Inc., 1988), Author
    • “Preventive Precautions for Real Estate Loans”, 4 Prac. Real Est. Law. 31 (March 1988), Author
    • “Selected Workout and Foreclosure Problems” (National Business Institute, Inc., 1987), Author
    • “Foreclosure and Repossession in Colorado” (with Glenn W. Merrick) (National Business Institute, Inc., 1985), Author

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Award of Merit from Colorado Bar Association, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1965
    • Pomona College, B.A. 1969, cum laude, in International Relations

    Industry Groups

    • American College Of Real Estate Lawyers
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    1600 North Broadway
    Suite 1600
    Denver, CO 80202

    Phone: 720-791-3245

    Fax: 720-613-4380

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