Justin D. Pless

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Denver, CO

Pless Law Firm, LLC
 | 201 Columbine St, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-454-3712
Fax: 303-416-4231
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Justin D. Pless is the founder of Pless Law Firm, LLC. Located in Denver, Colorado, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area and across the state. Admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, Mr. Pless is admitted to practice in Minnesota as well.

Since becoming an attorney in 2007, Mr. Pless has divided his practice between commercial real estate matters and business law. In the former area, he has worked on commercial lease agreements, land development, financing transactions, purchases and sales, construction contracts, title disputes, unlawful detainers, and a wide range of matters involving common-interest communities. His clients have included major developers and commercial real estate investment firms. In his business law practice, Mr. Pless has advised entrepreneurs as to the most appropriate form of legal entity for their prospective new ventures. He also works with business owners on contract preparation as well as mergers and acquisitions, and he regularly furnishes them with advice and counsel.

Mr. Pless has received a great deal of recognition from his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He is a member of several professional groups, including the Denver Bar Association and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Mr. Pless attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 2004. His legal education was obtained at the University of Colorado Law School, and he was a note and comment editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal and served an internship with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development before obtaining his Juris Doctor and being inducted into the Order of the Coif in 2007.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (70%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2020

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About Justin Pless

Admitted: 2007, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://plesslaw.com/pless-law-team/justin-pless/

Honors/Awards:

  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award, University of Colorado Law School, Pro Bono Legal Service Award, University of Colorado Law School, 2007
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate (2012, 2014 – 2018)
  • 2009 Finalist for the Law Week Colorado "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, Finalist, Up and Coming Attorneys Award, Law Week Colorado, 2009
  • Order of the Coif graduate from University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif , University of Colorado Law School, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado, Minnesota
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2007-Present; Member, Denver Bar Association, 2009-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Colorado Veterans Alumni Association, Chair, 2009-2012
  • Instructor, Front Range Community College, Business Department, 2010-2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Colorado Technology Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor
  • Author, Understanding Expansion Rights in Commercial Leases is Imperative, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2011
  • Craft Breweries, Distilleries Leases; Key Issues For Landlords, Tenants, Colorado Real Estate Journal (October 27, 2015)
  • Speaker, Key Issues for LEED Consulting Agreements, Rocky Mountain Green 2011 Conference, US Green Building Council - Colorado Chapter, Commercial Real Estate, Green Building, 2011
  • Author, Key Issues for LEED Consulting, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Commercial Real Estate, Green Building, 2010
  • Author, Key Lease Default Provisions, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Commercial Real Estate, 2009
  • Co-Author, Be Aware of Options to Renew or Extend Commercial Leases, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Commerical Real Estate, 2008
  • Panel Speaker, How to Make Professional Connections, J.D. Pathways Conference, University of Colorado Law School, 2012
  • Author, Landlords, Tenants Must Consider Assignment, Subletting Provisions, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2012

Representative Clients:

  • CentrePoint Properties, 2015
  • Stream Realty, 2018
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Black Bear Energy
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Donatelli Development
  • Grist Brewing Company
  • Adeptive Software Corporation
  • New West Physicians, PC
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • BiggerPockets, Inc.
  • SolidFire, Inc.
  • ID Watchdog
  • Vitesse Oil, LLC
  • Naos Design Group, LLC
  • Array BioPharma Inc.
  • Photobucket Corporation
  • CommercialTribe, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Investment Partners
  • Enservco Corporation
  • Applied Broadband, Inc.
  • Datalogix
  • Screen Pilot LLC
  • Black Lab Sports LLC
  • i2CSolutions, Inc.
  • Sovrn, Inc.
  • MHA Petroleum Consultants
  • Stem Ciders, LLC
  • Faction Inc.
  • Centre Point Properties, LLC
  • Tendril
  • Egg Strategy, Inc.
  • American Realty Advisors
  • DHM Design Corporation
  • Serenic Software, Inc.
  • CopperMuse Distillery
  • Franklin Retail Solutions, Inc.
  • Soundwall, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Ascent CRM LLC
  • Wyatt Creative LLC
  • Noosa Yoghurt, LLC
  • BlueBolt, Inc.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Justin D. Pless was selected to the Best Lawyers® in America 2020 list by his peers for his work in Real Estate Law. , 2019

Educational Background:

  • A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Honors: With Distinction, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Aerospace
  • Brewing/Distilling
  • Broadband
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Food/Beverage
  • Gas
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Internet
  • Oil
  • Sports
  • Technology
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Office Location for Justin D. Pless

201 Columbine St
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-454-3712

Fax: 303-416-4231

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Last Updated: 10/16/2019

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