Neil Oberfeld

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Retail
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.685.7414
Fax: 303.572.6540
University University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1984
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Colorado
Memberships The Colorado Bar Association (Member, 1987-Present); Denver Bar Association (Member, 1987-Present).

BornMontreal, Canada, June 30, 1962

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 green leasing and has been involved in all phases of sustainable development. He is an active speaker on the topic of sustainability, most recently addressing audiences at the 2009 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference and the 2009 Colorado Sustainability Conference.

In 2010, Neil earned a spot among Law Week Colorado's "Lawyers of the Year" for his extensive work in green leasing. He received the "Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award" from the Denver Bar Association in 2005 and was also recognized by the Denver Business Journal in the 1997 Charter Class of the "Forty Under 40" Business Leaders. The Anti-Defamation League 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

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board Member, Past President and Member, University of Denver Bridge Project

· Chair Elect, ADL Mountain States Regional Board

· Co-Founder and Past Chair, Latino/Jewish Coalition, Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)

· Member, Colorado Bar Association, 1987-Present

· Member, Denver Bar Association, 1987-Present

· Member, Governor's Commission on Community Service, 2010-Present
- Chair, 2012-Present

· National Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League, 2011

· Legal Advisory Council Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 2011

· Trustee, Committee Chair on Aging, Committee Member on Jewish Life, Rose Community Foundation, 2011

· Past Member, Board of Directors, Past Member, Board of Advisors, Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)

· Past Participant, Leadership Denver, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013-2014

· Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013

· Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2013

· Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012

· Honoree, University of Denver Bridge Project Annual Gala, 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

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Sale and leaseback of a mid-rise office building in downtown San Francisco, CA.°

· National retail tenant leasing for a major fresh fast food restaurant franchisee.

· Represented an institutional pension plan in the transfer of more than 20 large commercial mortgages across the nation as part of a merger transaction in excess of $250 million dollars.°

· Represented a landlord in the lease of two manufacturing facilities to a German solar power company.°

· Represented a landlord in the lease to a national bank for their data center and vaults (65,885 square feet).°

· Office and industrial leasing for: 153,035, 148,902 and 139,695 square foot industrial buildings at Stapleton, Denver, CO; 1.6 million square foot master planned corporate office park, Lafayette, CO; a 145-acre business campus, including luxury apartments, hotels, dining, childcare and banking in Westminster, CO; and an expansive technology center in development in Louisville, CO.°

° The above representations were handled by Mr. Oberfeld prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications


· Featured, "Neil Oberfeld Named Chair-Elect of ADL's Mountain States Regional Board,", May 31, 2013


· 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


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Neil Oberfeld

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202


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