Michael Westover

Gitta Maehrlein, 303.575.7564


For over 30 years, Mike Westover has represented lenders, owners, developers, investors and the holders of other real estate interests in a wide variety of transactions throughout the United States.

Mike has developed a particular expertise in the area of real estate finance. He has represented national banks and other institutional lenders in hundreds of sophisticated financing transactions. He also frequently represents agents and participants in syndicated credit facilities.  In addition to lender representation, Mike regularly works with owners and developers in connection with the financing of their real estate projects. This has included representing some of the country's largest developers of apartment communities in several billion dollars of financings. Mike's financing expertise extends into the area of credit workouts. He has extensive experience, dating back to the mid-1980's, in restructuring troubled real estate and commercial credit facilities, and in advising both lenders and borrowers in connection with foreclosures, receiverships and other remedial actions.

Mike's practice extends well beyond financing transactions. He regularly represents clients in acquisitions, dispositions and development projects. Recent examples include acting as counsel to a large multinational company in the acquisition of one of Denver's largest office towers, and assisting another client in the sale of one of the largest ranches in the United States.

In addition to his client work, Mike has served on the firm's Executive Committee for over 20 years, and he was the firm's Managing Director from 1998 until 2011.

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Awards & Involvement

  • Colorado Super Lawyers List (2006-2015, 2018)
  • Best Lawyers (2011-2017)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as one of Colorado's leading real estate practitioners (2005-2015)


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


  • J.D., Harvard Law School (1982); Cum Laude
  • B.S., Brigham Young University (1979); Magna Cum Laude and High Honors