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Jay W. Philp


Lenisa Correa-Reyes, 303.575.7593


Jay Philp represents clients in all phases of real estate acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sales. Jay represents owners, private developers, master redevelopers, private equity investors and REIT affiliates on office, medical office, hotel, resort, multifamily, mixed-use, retail and industrial projects located throughout the United States. He also represents purchasers of portfolios of bank-owned REO properties and individual REO or distressed assets. In addition, he represents purchasers of real estate loans and conducts foreclosures.

Because many of the real estate transactions on which Jay works also involve joint ventures or other equity arrangements, Jay has significant experience structuring and negotiating limited liability company and partnership agreements, fund structures and subscription processes.

Jay practiced real estate law in Florida and in Massachusetts before moving to Denver.  In Denver, prior to joining the firm, Jay was a senior consultant and broker with Aon Risk Services, advising financial institutions including insurance companies, fund complexes and banks on management liability insurance products, and brokering and negotiating directors’ and officers', employment practices, fiduciary, errors and omissions and crime insurance contracts.

Jay currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee.

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  • Co-author: Legal Issues in Mixed-Use projects (Colorado Real Estate Journal (October 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: Lenders Waiving Counsel in Exchange for Using Form Loan Documents (January 2013)
  • Author: Acquisition and Financing of Medical Office Properties (October 2009)

Awards & Involvement

  • Impact Denver
  • Legacy Denver
  • Downtown Denver Partnership:  Downtown Denver Leadership Program
  • Downtown Denver Partnership:  Economic Development Council
  • Urban Land Institute: Technical Advisory Program Services Committee
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011)
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame


  • State of Colorado
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Florida (inactive)
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Florida (1997); Cum Laude
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Business Administration, University of Florida (1994)