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With more than 15 years of working as in-house counsel, Rebecca has significant experience leading teams in all aspects of real estate construction, acquisition and disposition, development, and lending projects. Her previous experience as senior vice president and general counsel of a national homebuilder and a senior housing developer and operator makes her very well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry and provides her with the broad understanding of the internal pressures her clients face.

Throughout her career Rebecca has counseled clients on a variety of real estate transactions including master plan communities, retail developments, self-storage facilities, multifamily projects, single family developments, senior housing, and single-family homes for rent product. Rebecca works with clients to assess risk, manage entitlement and regulatory issues, and provide real time strategies for current economic and social constraints.

In addition to her transactional real estate practice, Rebecca negotiates, drafts, and closes business transactions and works with clients on complex lending arrangements including syndications and construction and permanent financing.

In her spare time Rebecca enjoys riding her horse, playing tennis and golf, attending sporting and performing arts events, and spending time with her family.

Other Info About Rebecca

Work History

Prior Work Experience

MDC Holdings, Inc. – Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC – Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Law School

Creighton University, J.D., 1988, cum laude

Undergraduate School

University of Nebraska, BSBA, 1985

Bar Memberships

Rebecca is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Nebraska (Inactive)


Local & National Recognition

Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law, 2024

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association, Former Real Estate Section Executive Committee

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Vetting Committee

Denver Indian Center, Legal Clinic Volunteer

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Board Member

Performing Arts Academy, Board Member and Vice-President

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