Edward Barad represents institutional and private equity fund investors in entity structuring and commercial real estate, development, acquisitions, disposition, finance and workout. He serves as Chairman of Brownstein's Ethics and Opinion Letter Committees and previously served as Chairman of the Firm’s Real Estate Department for 24 years.
Ed is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and served on its Board of Governors. Additionally, he wrote the original rules of the Colorado Bar Ethics Committee and was the chairman and principal draftsman for the committee that published the Colorado Standards for Mortgage Loan Opinion Letters. He served on the Joint Committee of the ABA, ACREL and the ACMA in the publication of the "Real Estate Finance Opinion Report of 2012."Chambers USA (2012) recognizes Mr. Barad as "deeply respected by commentators, who describe him as a 'very straightforward' practitioner who 'doesn't play games.' He has an exceptional reputation for real estate development work and earns praise as a 'detail-oriented, very knowledgeable' lawyer." Chambers USA has ranked him in the top 10 real estate lawyers(Band One) in Colorado (2003-2013). He has been ranked by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 (2008) and top 100 (2012, 2013) lawyers in Colorado. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for each of the last 10 years.