Mike Williams joined Senn Visciano Canges in 2013 as a Director. He has been practicing law for thirty years, the majority of which was with an old-line Denver firm. Mike’s practice is, in some fashion, connected to real estate. This includes extensive experience in commercial leasing and tenant relations, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties, representing real estate professionals in disputes before their boards or in litigation, and advising homeowner associations in disputes with developers and members. In addition, Mike assists lenders in pre-foreclosure workouts, foreclosures, loan modifications and servicing REO property needs. Mike represents owners of single assets to national REIT’s and assists them in their acquisition/disposition and leasing needs across the country as well as assisting these clients with purchase money debt needs. Over the past several years, Mike has been involved in numerous commercial property acquisitions ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to several hundred million dollars, providing due diligence, title, loan and closing assistance. Recently Mike was lead counsel on a 20 state 80 property acquisition project.
Mike has been AV rated since 2000, named a Super Lawyer – Real Estate since 2015 and named one of The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate 2017 and 2018. Mike has been active with the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for more than 15 years. He has worked with BOMA’s legislative and government affairs committees and provided expert testimony before the Colorado State Legislature on behalf of BOMA, NAIOP and their members. Mike is a frequent contributor to BOMA’s newsletter and The Colorado Real Estate Journal. Additionally, he has presented seminars for BOMA, IREM, attorneys and his clients on a range of current real estate and leasing issues, legislation and trends.
By maintaining a litigation practice, Mike is able to always keep in mind the effects of document drafting while continuing to appreciate the cost effectiveness of litigation and the desire for early understanding and evaluation of cases. Trying cases allows a unique perspective that benefits his transactions as well as litigation clients.
Mike is a second generation Coloradan and obtained his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in 1986, where he was active in student leadership and his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. Mike attended The University of Denver, where in 1989 he received his Juris Doctorate, and was a member of Denver Law Review and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.