LES ROOS

Since entering private practice, Les Roos has specialized in commercial real estate and business law. He has practiced as a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm, a partner in a firm that was one of Denver’s largest, and as founding member of a small specialty firm in Denver. He has been selected one of Colorado’s “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics and 5280 Denver’s Magazine.

In over 35 years as a lawyer, he has been involved in virtually every aspect of commercial and residential real estate. Although he concentrates on representation of small, entrepreneurial real estate entities, he has also represented numerous institutional lenders and real estate companies including being the lead attorney from start to finish, assemblage, redevelopment, construction, sale and leasing, for two large redevelopment projects in Aspen, Colorado – a mixed use residential/retail condominium project and a residential condominium/hotel project, both in excess of $100 million.

Les has represented sellers and buyers in vacant and improved land sales and his leasing experience, on behalf of both landlords and tenants, includes office buildings, retail and industrial centers, and ground leases. He has prepared all types of condominium and other common interest ownership documents, representing both the project developers and owners associations. He also has extensive experience in negotiating construction contracts and subcontracts and resolving disputes pertaining to these contracts.

He has negotiated and drafted loan documents for secured and unsecured lending transactions for both lenders and borrowers, including workouts of distressed properties and foreclosures. His practice includes all aspects of limited liability company, partnership, and corporate law, in formation as well as in disputes and dissolutions. He has also represented buyers and sellers in numerous business sale transactions.

A graduate and Law Review Editor of the College of William & Mary School of Law, he has served in leadership positions in a number of community and charitable organizations. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Roos was a professional baseball player and recently was inducted into the Temple University Athletic Hall of Fame.

EDUCATION

  • College of William & Mary, J.D. 1973 - Operations Editor, William & Mary Law Review
  • Temple University, B.B.A., 1969