Julie E. Gifford

Shareholder
Phone
303.575.7542
Email
jgifford@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Cathy Gardelli, 303.575.7571

Overview

Julie Gifford represents clients with respect to a variety of real estate matters, with a particular focus on real estate finance, purchase and sale transactions and leasing. Julie’s real estate finance experience includes representing lenders on commercial real estate construction and permanent loan transactions, including the financing of major shopping centers, office buildings, medical office buildings, multi-family developments and industrial warehouse centers. She also represents lenders on the financing of note purchases, including unique situations involving acquisition of notes in foreclosure. With respect to leasing, Julie primarily represents landlords in the commercial office building context. She also represents developers in the acquisition of vacant land for commercial and residential developments and in the sale of developed residential lots to homebuilders. Julie is the chair of the firm’s PR/Marketing Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Publications

  • Otten Johnson Alert: Railroad Rights-of-Way Are Not Forever (March 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: 2013 Mid-Session Legislative Update (March 2013)

Awards & Involvement

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Denver
    -Member (2008-present)
    -Chapter Director of Membership (2015-2016)
    -Women of Influence Committee (2009-2013)
    -Co-Chair, Women of Influence Committee (2011-2012)
  • Legal Aid Foundation:
    -Board of Trustees (2015-present)
    -Denver Area Campaign Committee (2010-present)
  • Colorado Bar Association Committee for Balanced Legal Careers (2012-2015)

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association 
  • Denver Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law (2001); Articles and Managing Editor, University of Denver Water Law Review
  • B.A., Cornell University (1996)
  • Semester Abroad, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden