Victoria L. Hellmer

Of Counsel
Phone
303.575.7549
Email
vhellmer@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Cathy Gardelli, 303.575.7571

Overview

Vicki Hellmer's practice is focused on commercial real estate financing, including construction and permanent loans and workouts. She represents both lenders and borrowers, on loans involving all types of real estate—multifamily housing, mixed-use, hotel, office (including medical office), residential condominiums, and major retail projects.  She has also represented clients in the acquisition and disposition of properties, and the structuring of real estate joint ventures.

Vicki also has a background in bankruptcy law that can be traced back to her previous career.  Before attending law school, Vicki worked for Kaiser Steel Corporation as that company was emerging from Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.  She handled bankruptcy claims administration for Kaiser Steel, and acquired firsthand knowledge of the range of legal and logistical issues involved in bankruptcy cases.

Vicki has served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Technology Committee, and was a founding member of the firm's Associate Development Committee.

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Practice Areas

Industries Served

Publications

  • Otten Johnson Alert: New York Court Enforces Springing Recourse Guaranty Despite One Action Rule (December 2013)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Key Distinctions Between Prepayment and Defeasance (August 2012)

Awards & Involvement

  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate Law – Denver (2014)
  • Best Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers List (2012-2016)
  • "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation: Board of Trustees (2009-2015)

Jurisdiction

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

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law (1994); Order of the Coif
  • B.A., American Civilization, George Washington University (1979); Distinction and departmental honors; Phi Beta Kappa