J. Marcus Painter - Holland & Hart LLP

J. Marcus Painter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 303-473-2713

Mr. Painter chairs Holland & Hart LLP's real estate practice, where he focuses on complex real estate transactions, finance and development, as well as banking and related business counseling. For over 25 years, Mr. Painter's regional and national development and lending clients have sought his creative counsel in navigating difficult transactions to profitable completion.

Strong Cost Benefit Approach: Mr. Painter's past experience as an economist and banker brings a unique and valuable cost-benefit approach to transactions and disputes. That experience also gives him knowledge of the financial and business needs of other parties in a deal and an ability to effectively work through those issues early to reach a favorable agreement.

Structuring Deals to Avoid Litigation: Mr. Painter's prior experience as a commercial, banking and real estate litigator affords him a thorough understanding of the reasons for disputes and a unique sensitivity to the potential for, and the distractions of, litigation. Clients value his experience in helping them anticipate and then develop effective strategies to structure deals in ways that avoid disputes or in positioning their transactions properly if litigation is a necessity.

Mr. Painter is admitted to practice in Colorado, the U.S. Federal District Court – Colorado and the United States Supreme Court.

To learn more about how Mr. Painter helps businesses, lenders and developers, please look at the Experience section below.

University of Colorado at BoulderBA 1982University of Colorado at BoulderJ.D. 1986
Holland & Hart, LLPFoothills United WayContinuing Legal Education of ColoradoColorado Bar Association Real Estate Section

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Colorado Federal District Court
  • United States Supreme Court


Client Comments

"Marc Painter is an extremely skilled attorney with in-depth knowledge about the practical application of law to all facets of real estate. Marc is very thorough, diligent, and hard working on projects. Coupled with his professional approach, Marc is personable and very enjoyable to work with."

Office Location

One Boulder Plaza, Suite 300
1800 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302-5234
United States


Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Affordable Housing, Brokerage, Commercial, Condominiums, Development, Finance, Land Use, Mixed-Use Development, Partnership and Limited Liability, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Troubled Projects, Workouts and Restructurings)