Neil Oberfeld

Shareholder; Co-Chair, National Leasing Practice Group
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone303.685.7414

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 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Retail
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.685.7414
Fax: 303.572.6540
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/OberfeldNeil
 
University University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1984
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1987
 
Admitted1987, Colorado
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Legal Advisory Council, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
•Planning Committee, ICSC Annual Law Conference
•Former Member and Past-Chair, Governor's Commission on Community Service
•Trustee and Jewish Life Committee Chair, Rose Community Foundation
•Chair, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States Regional Board
•National Commissioner, ADL
•Emeritus Board Member, Past President and Member, University of Denver Bridge Project
•Board Member, Shalom Cares, Board of Trustees
•Member, Colorado Bar Association
•Member, Denver Bar Association
•Past Member, Board of Directors, Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)
•Co-Founder and Pas Chair, Latino/Jewish Coalition, LARASA
•Past Participant, Leadership Denver, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

 
BornMontreal, Canada, June 30, 1962
 
Biography

Neil Oberfeld assists developers, institutions and investors in real estate and general business matters. Neil concentrates his practice on real estate and business investment, acquisition, development and finance transactions; retail, office and industrial lease transactions; joint venture and fund formation and investment; secured and commercial loan transactions; and property tax assessment.

Neil has wide-ranging experience in all phases of real estate development and finance. Neil is also actively engaged in assisting clients with joint venture and fund investment transactions. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences including the International Conference of Shopping Centers and U.S. Green Building Council.

Neil earned a spot among Law Week Colorado's Lawyers of the Year in 2010 and he was recognized as the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year by the Denver Bar Association in 2005. He was honored to be the 2011 recipient of the Philip D. and Eleanor Winn Community Service Award from the University of Denver Bridge Project. The Anti-Defamation League also recognized Neil nationally with the Daniel Ginsberg Leadership Award in 1996, and at the local level with the Fred Silverberg Young Leadership Award in 1995.

Areas of Concentration

•Real estate
•Retail
•Real estate operations
•Governmental affairs
•Hotels, resorts and clubs
•Tax

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2012 and 2013
•Recipient, Philip D. and Eleanor Winn Community Service Award, University of Denver Bridge Project, 2011
•Selected, Law Week Colorado, Best Retail/Real Estate Lawyer, 2010
•Selected, Law Week Colorado, Lawyer of the Year, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

06.13.14 Greenberg Traurig's Neil Oberfeld Appointed Chair of Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors
09.19.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Neil Oberfeld Appointed to Board of Trustees of Shalom Cares
08.16.13 12 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.06.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Neil Oberfeld Appointed Chair-Elect of Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors
03.15.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers
01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360
01.02.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Neil Oberfeld Appointed to the Law Conference Planning Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
09.17.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Neil Oberfeld Named Chair of 'Serve Colorado -- Governor's Commission on Community Service'
09.05.12 12 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
03.02.12 15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Featured, Neil Oberfeld Named Chair-Elect of ADL's Mountain States Regional Board, adl.org, May 31, 2013

Lectures

•Speaker, Planning for the Worst and Hoping for the Best: Lease Defaults and Remedies, ICSC Law Conference, October 2012
•Speaker, Lease Defaults and Remedies: Your Default is My Remedy, ICSC Law Conference, October 2011
•Speaker, Mixed-Use in Mixed Times: Lease Issues with Mixed-Use Properties in the Current Economy, ICSC Law Conference, October 2010
•Speaker, Green Leases for Green Buildings - A Landlord-Tenant Dialogue on Key Elements of the Green Lease, ICSC Law Conference, October 24, 2009
•Speaker, Leasing, Designing and Building Green, 2020/Network Inverness Invitational, May 27, 2009
•Speaker, Sustainable Development: Current Legal Issues, Green Leasing, Tax Credits, Avoiding Liability, U.S. Green Building Council, May 7, 2009
•Speaker, Exclusives and Radius Clauses: Use and Abuse, ICSC Law Conference, November 2008
•Speaker, Green Leasing, Green Building and Sustainable Development Conference, October 3, 2008
•Speaker, REA Traditional and Evolving Issues, ICSC Law Conference, November 2006
•Speaker, Tenant Exit Strategies, ICSC Law Conference, November 2005

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Purchase and Investment Transactions: Acquisition of multi-tenant warehouse project (approximately 1, 367, 000 sq.ft.) in Southaven, Mississippi.; Acquisition of single-tenant warehouse building (approximately 648, 000 sq.ft.) in Memphis, Tennessee.; Acquisition and development of ski-in, ski-out parcel for hotel development at Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.; Acquisition of more than 1, 000 apartment units for a client in multiple transactions in the past 18 months.; Acquisition, re-development and leasing of Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont, Colorado.; Acquisition of a joint venture membership interest with a real estate investment trust company for ownership of a multi-tenant warehouse project (approximately 600, 415 sq.ft.) in Swedesboro, New Jersey.; Acquisition of a joint venture membership interest a real estate investment trust company for ownership and development of industrial vacant land (approximately 50 acres) in Florence Township, New Jersey.; Acquisition of a joint venture membership interest in the development of a TOD multi-family/retail project at the Alameda light rail station.; Acquisition of a joint venture membership interest in a series of sponsored transactions in distressed real estate developments in California.; Acquisition of a joint venture membership interest in a series of sponsored transactions in distressed real estate developments in Florida.; Consolidation of two existing investment funds and re-commitment for an additional $100M investment in commercial real estate in a joint venture with a financial services company.; Negotiation of fund investment documents for approximately $175M in fund investments in the past 18 months.; IPO and two subsequent public stock offerings representing a diversified financial holding company as underwriter to a full-service investment company for the head of real estate team.; Sale Transactions: Declarations and other project documents for 100 acre parcel for retail, hotel and multi-family development and sale of parcels to multiple buyers in Williston, North Dakota.; Sale and partial leaseback of multi-story office building and drive-through facilities in Beaumont, Texas.; Sale of several parcels of vacant land at a TOD site (I-225/light rail station) to multiple buyers for hotel and multi-family development.; Sale of a portfolio of historic office/retail buildings to a publicly owned insurance holding company, including related tax exchanges and defeasance.; Sale of 357 units in a broken condominium project in Palm Harbor, Florida.; Sale of multi-family/retail project in Tuskawilla, Florida.; Sale of twelve story apartment building in Denver, Colorado.; Sale of more than $200M in performing commercial real estate loans in two transactions to a national mutual insurance company and a full-service investment company.
 
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Neil Oberfeld

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202




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