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Micah J. Halverson


Micah focuses his practice on real estate and corporate finance matters. He serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Micah focuses his practice on commercial real estate and finance matters.  He has worked on teams tasked with review and negotiation of commercial office leases including non-REIT landlords and has represented REITs in healthcare real estate acquisition, development and leasing.  He leads a team of lawyers who serve as lead counsel to a national bank, assisting their community development lending platform to provide comprehensive lending services in affordable multifamily housing construction utilizing LIHTCs.  His banking team also represents multiple super-regional banks in their general commercial lending and healthcare lending platforms, including loans to finance senior living, skilled-nursing, retirement communities and healthcare mergers and acquisitions. He regularly serves as real estate counsel in public-private-partnership (P3) transactions developing social infrastructure, healthcare, housing and transportation infrastructure. 

Micah actively serves in firm leadership positions. He is currently a member of the firm’s national Executive Committee.  He routinely speaks on real estate finance issues at the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Denver School of Law as well as continuing legal education seminars. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Impact Development Fund, a Colorado-based CDFI.


  • Strafford CLE Webinar, “Title Insurance for Mortgage Lenders: Zoning, Usury, Easement, Future Advances, Comprehensive and Other Endorsements,” March 7, 2023
    Strafford CLE Webinar, “Construction Lending and Title Insurance: Best Practices in Disbursement and Documentation”, October 26, 2021
  • 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.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2023;  Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2013