Ana Lazo Tenzer - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Ana Lazo Tenzer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Ana is co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. She also chairs the firm's Finance & Lending Group with an emphasis on corporate and real estate lending, representing investment banks, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, institutional investors and insurance companies, as well as borrowers with regard to senior, mezzanine, permanent and floating loans secured by real estate, corporate assets and other collateral.

Regarding mortgage and asset portfolios, structured loan and credit facilities and single and multi-property commercial mortgage loans, Ana has served as counsel to many high-profile companies, including AIG Global Investment Corp., Madison Capital Management, LLC, Fortress Investment Corp., RBS Greenwich Capital, Natixis Real Estate Capital, Credit Suisse and SunAmerica Life Insurance Company. Her work for these clients includes the making of senior and mezzanine loans, negotiating equity investments (including preferred equity returns), and securing multi-million dollar commercial fixed (or floating rate) loans secured by commercial real estate, including hotels, resorts, commercial retail and industrial portfolios, as well as residential apartment complexes located throughout the United States, intended for both the capital securitization markets and for the clients' balance sheets.

Ana, in addition to structured finance transactions, has represented clients in both the sale and purchase of A/B/C notes, participation and syndication interests in loans, mezzanine loans, and financings involving preferred equity. She has also served as counsel to large real estate borrowers, including Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust and KSL Capital Partners in connection with their $200-$600 million in acquisition financing.  

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Represented Calmwater Capital 3, LLC in a Bridge Loan to borrower secured by a first lien on the office building, Lake Business Center, located in Chicago, Illinois.

Served as counsel to FP Holdings, L.P. in connection with multiple deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions relating to defaults of seller-backed financing of condominium units at Palms Place.

Representing Fortress Investment Group and its affiliates in the making of a preferred equity investment in an entity owning a large Colorado Shopping Mall with ongoing construction components, including the negotiation of the buy-out of a partner in such entity, representation of the joint venture entity in its acquisition of a simultaneous refinance loan from Wells Fargo Bank, the negotiation of a management agreement with the sponsor regarding the management of the Property and representation of client in all aspects of the structuring of the investment and transactions from a tax perspective in 2012.

Leveraged dividend recapitalization of Cross MediaWorks, Inc. existing senior and subordinated indebtedness.





Barnard CollegeBA 1986New York University School of LawJ.D. 1989
Children's Museum of BoulderThe Friends' SchoolColorado Women's Bar Association

Office Location

410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202-4432
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Distressed Assets, Finance, Health Care, Lending, Private Equity)