- J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- B.A., University of Utah
- Ohio (inactive)
- Colorado Bar Association
Micah represents commercial lenders and developers in a variety of financial transactions and developments. He has served as lead counsel to several national banks, assisting their community development lending platforms to provide comprehensive lending services on predevelopment, construction, bridge and permanent loans on multifamily housing projects using LIHTCs. He also represents multiple super-regional banks in their general commercial lending and healthcare lending platforms, including: asset based loans, revolving lines of credit, senior housing loans, skilled nursing loans, bridge to HUD loans, healthcare mergers and acquisition finance, and other business loans. He routinely represents commercial real estate lenders who originate loans on projects including charter school, office, student housing, hotel, multifamily housing, condominiums, industrial and self-storage utilizing mortgage and mezzanine financing structures. He regularly serves as real estate counsel in public-private-partnership (P3) transactions developing social infrastructure, housing and transportation infrastructure. He represents a major mortgage loan servicer and manages a national team of attorneys in mortgage litigation and loan workout matters.
Micah actively serves in firm leadership positions. He is currently a member of the firm’s national Executive Committee.
He is a frequent presenter, panelist and guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Law School and the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver on transactional law topics as well as an instructor in continuing legal education seminars on commercial lending. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Impact Development Fund, a Colorado-based CDFI.
With his wide range of experience in a variety of financing transactions, he is a valuable resource to his clients in spotting and creatively resolving issues in order to close transactions.
- American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (CLE) entitled “Mezzanine Financing – Legal Considerations and ‘Late-Cycle’ Economic Stage Observations,” February 12, 2020.
- Denver public finance attorneys (CLE) entitled “What Every Bond Lawyer Should Know about Title Insurance,” October 4, 2019.
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law, “Deal Quarterbacks: An Introduction to Transactional Lawyering and Drafting,” October 2, 2019.
- Legal department of mortgage servicing company (CLE) entitled “A Second Look at Secondment Arrangements – Ethics,” February 15, 2019.
- Legal department of mortgage servicing company (CLE) entitled “Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel,” March 23, 2018.
- Colorado Bar Association (CLE), “Construction Lending: From Term Sheet to Ribbon Cutting,” March 24, 2017.
Micah recently has represented:
- Real estate counsel for $50,000,000 Public-Private Partnership development of the new Paine Field Passenger Terminal north of Seattle, WA.
- A lender acquisition loan of a medical office building complex in Taos, New Mexico.
- Real estate developer in $67,000,000 financing for the acquisition of an 85-unit student housing facility known as M @ College in San Diego, California being operated primarily for students of San Diego State University.
- Real estate counsel to state university in $112,000,000 financing for the development of three facilities at the National Western Center complex (the “NWC”) in Denver, Colorado.
- The lead lender and administrative agent in syndicated construction financing of an affordable housing complex in Denver, Colorado using $12,000,000 for the 9% LIHTC portion of the project and $4,000,000 for the adjoining 4% LIHTC portion of the project.
- A lender in a $45,000,000 mortgage and mezzanine loan related to the acquisition and heavy renovation of a flagship hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- A community development entity and allocatee new markets tax credit in the deployment of $8,000,000 to provide a business loan to company specializing in military and commercial rotorcraft refurbishment.
- A lender in a $30,000,000 construction loan to develop a boutique hotel in San Luis Obispo, California.
- An allocatee of new markets tax credits in establishing a revolving small business capital fund created to finance underserved small businesses located in low-income communities.
- A lender in a $50,000,000 mortgage and mezzanine loan related to the refinancing of student housing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
- A national bank as bridge lender financing of construction of two apartment complexes around Minneapolis, Minnesota, which were both financed with a HUD 221(d)(4) loan, tax-exempt housing revenue bonds, 4% LIHTC and other subordinate financing.
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2013