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Robin L. Nolan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Denver, CO

Spencer Fane LLP
1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-592-8314
Fax: 303-839-3838
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Robin L. Nolan’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and businesses in their commercial real estate and business needs, as well as representing religious organizations to help them in carrying out their missions. She dedicates herself to understanding her clients’ needs and then planning, designing and implementing strategies to address those needs. Her clients rely on her legal knowledge and analytic skills in all aspects of their commercial real estate and business needs so they can achieve their desired goals, as well as advising clients in the non-profit sector to carry out their religious and charitable missions.

Robin assists her commercial real estate clients with negotiating and drafting documents for real estate projects from the ground up, including purchase and sale contracts, easements, title review, restrictive covenants, declarations and maintenance agreements, leases, financing documents, and construction contracts. She has represented purchasers and sellers of real estate, borrowers, and landlords and tenants.

Robin assists religious and non-profit organizations effectively to carry out their religious and charitable purposes. Robin provides advice and assistance to her clients in real estate, contract negotiations, organizational issues, and board policies and governance practices.

Robin works with her business clients on the various legal needs of business entities that arise on a daily basis. She provides counsel to businesses concerning formation, structuring, governance, contracting, acquisitions, sales and secured transactions.

About Robin L. Nolan

First Admitted: 2003, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • , Finalist, Top Women Lawyers, Law Week Colorado, Law Week
  • T Robin Nolan was honored to receive with 2020 Step-Up Award by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Denver, which recognizes chapter members who have gone above and beyond to advance the organization’s mission. Among other accomplishments, Robin was recognized for her work during the year to develop presentations for CREW Denver members. She led discussions on a wide range of topics from involvement on Boards of Directors to strategies when encountering deal troubles involving commercial real estate., Step-Up Award, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Denver , 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented on Landlord or Tenant Files BankruptcyPresented on Commercial Lease Provisions and IssuesPresented on Screening Protective Clients – Effectively and LegallyAuthor, "Extinguishing Right of Way by Adverse Possession: Court OKs," Colorado Real Estate Journal, December 2009
  • We discussed fact scenarios with commercial real estate professionals that arise with the purchase transaction, post-closing during construction, leasing the space, and managing the property, as well as strategies to deal with those issues. , Speaker, Commercial Deal Troubles – Strategies to Identify and Work Through Issues with Your Commercial Matters, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Denver , Real Estate, 2020
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much discussion surrounding force majeure provisions in real estate contracts, as well as use the impossibility of performance defense. We analyzed both concepts and provided best practices when using them., Speaker, Force Majeure and Impossibility of Performance, Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Fall Update , Real Estate, Business, 2020
  • Moderator of a panel discussing various affordable housing tools in Colorado, such as community land trusts, private covenants, public partner covenants, and regulatory covenants., Moderator, Affordable Housing in Colorado, 38th Annual Real Estate Symposium, Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section, Real Estate, 2020
  • After 10 years in use, the 2006 ALTA Commitment form was replaced by the 2016 form. The article discusses the important features of the new form for real estate practitioners to consider., Author, Important Changes for the New 2016 ALTA Commitment Form, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Real Estate, 2017
  • This article discusses issues that commercial landlords and tenants, and real estate loan borrowers andlenders, are facing in connection with their contractual obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic., Author, Navigating Commercial Leases and Real Estate Loans during COVID-19, Colorado Lawyer, Real Estate, 2020
  • Upon tenant's return to work after COVID-19, landlords will want to consider the following options to keep current tenants intact or reduce the financial ramifications if the tenant needs to step back from its current office footprint., Author, What to Consider When Your Tenant Wants a Lease Modification,, Real Estate, 2020
  • Upon tenant's return to work in the office after the COVID-19 epidemic, this article provides landlords with items to consider when balancing the needs of tenants with the economic realities for landlords related to COVID-19., Author, Be Prepared to Handle Tenant Requests for Less Space, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Real Estate, 2020
  • Buyers of commercial estate will soon be required to provide a federal registry with the names of the beneficial owners of limited liability companies, corporations, and other similar entities pursuant to the Corporation Transparency Act passed by Congress., Author, The Impacts of the Upcoming Beneficial Owner Disclosure Requirement on Real Estate Owners, blog, Real Estate, Business, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mentor for DU law students

Educational Background

  • Colorado State University, B.A., 1996
  • University of Denver, J.D., 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • CREW Board of Directors - Director of Membership, 2021
  • Former Executive Council Member of the Real Estate Section for the Colorado Bar Association (2018-2021), 2021
  • Downtown Denver Leadership Program Member, 2018
  • Member of Thompson Marsh Inn of Court, 2021
  • Rams Juris Doctor Steering Committee for Colorado State University, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Robin L. Nolan

1700 Lincoln Street
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80203

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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