Joseph Lubinski
Joseph Lubinski

Joseph E. Lubinski

Associate

lubinskij@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7359
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Joseph (Joey) Lubinski is a senior associate whose multifaceted practice includes experience with virtually all aspects of real estate transactions, including project financing, acquisitions, development, dispositions, and loan workouts and foreclosures.

Representative Matters

Real Estate Finance

  • Represented a life insurance company lender in $82 million loan secured by downtown office building located in Denver
  • Represented a life insurance company lender in $100 million loan secured by shopping center in San Diego
  • Represented a life insurance company lender in $33 million loan secured by multifamily apartment complex located in Denver
  • Represented a life insurance company lender in $24.5 million loan secured by downtown Denver office building
  • Represented a life insurance company lender in $9.5 million loan secured by office building located in Aurora, Colorado
  • Represented a borrower in $100 million loan secured by self-storage facilities located in 14 states
  • Represented a purchaser in the acquisition of major multifamily apartment complexes located in Florida, Colorado, Texas, and Connecticut
  • Represented a major apartment REIT in the disposition of more than 50 major multifamily apartment complexes across the country
  • Represented a purchaser in the acquisition of a major retail shopping center located in Douglas County, Colorado

Distressed Real Estate

  • Represented a bank lender in connection with the negotiation of a deed in lieu of foreclosure to retail shopping center located in Thornton, Colorado
  • Represented a life insurance company lender in connection with the negotiation of a deed in lieu of foreclosure to office building located in Lakewood, Colorado
  • Represented a special servicer in commencement of foreclosure and ultimate short sale of property located in Woodland Park, Colorado
  • Represented a special servicer in negotiation of deed in lieu of foreclosure to Class A office building in downtown Denver
  • Represented special servicers and lenders in the foreclosure of commercial real estate located across Colorado

Resort  

  • Represented a purchaser and developer of a partially completed multiphased resort condominium project in Snowmass Village, Colorado
  • Represented a developer of 39-unit luxury condominium located in Steamboat Springs
  • Represented a national branded chain in development of timeshare projects located in Avon and Steamboat Springs
  • Represented a purchaser and developer of site in downtown Telluride, Colorado, for redevelopment

Pro Bono Experience

Recipient, Ballard Spahr Pro Bono Award, 2007

Professional Activities 

American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Hospitality, Timesharing and Common Interest Development Group, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Network, Membership Committee, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Member, Real Property Task Force on Government Submissions, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

2012 Excellence in Writing Award recipient, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s Probate & Property magazine

"Up and Coming Lawyer" designation, Law Week Colorado, 2007

Publications

"Colorado Assessment Liens: Lenders Versus Associations," Colorado Real Estate Journal, December 18, 2013

"Complying with Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act," Colorado Real Estate Journal, April 3, 2013

Co-author, "How Borrowers Should Deal with Special Servicers," American Bar Association's Probate & Property magazine, November/December 2012

"Do Your Due Diligence if Acquiring an Incomplete Development Project," Colorado Real Estate Journal, November 7, 2012

"Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act 2012 Update," American Bar Association's eReport, February 2012

"Should the Lender Seek a Receiver?" American Bar Association's Probate & Property magazine, November/December 2011

Co-author, "Doing Deals with Servicers in the New Economy: Strategies and Structures for Modification, Acquisition and Resolution of Distressed CMBS Assets," a chapter in The ACREL Papers—Fall 2011, American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Fall 2011

"Buyer Beware when Purchasing Distressed Apartment Projects," Colorado Real Estate Journal, August 17, 2011

Profiled in "Profiles in Membership" column, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s Probate & Property magazine, July/August 2011

"Wall Street Reform Impacts Lending," Colorado Real Estate Journal, September 15, 2010

Contributing Editor, Colorado Real Estate Forms, 2nd Edition, 2010

"HUD Offers Affordable Options," Colorado Real Estate Journal, August 19, 2009

Co-editor, Colorado chapter, Foreclosure Law and Related Remedies, 2nd Edition, 2009

"Applying Tenant Bill of Rights," Colorado Real Estate Journal, August 20, 2008

"Governance Alternatives for Managing This Community," Developments magazine, March 2008

"Take HAP Into Consideration When Buying, Selling Rentals," Colorado Real Estate Journal, August 15, 2007

Coordinating editor, Real Estate column, The Colorado Lawyer (monthly publication of the Colorado Bar Association)

Speaking Engagements

Faculty, "The New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations: What Do They Mean for Your Clients?" Colorado Bar Association CLE, September 27, 2013

"UCIOA Update," 2013 Fall Leadership Meeting, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, November 8, 2013

Faculty, "Special Servicers and Defaulted CMBS Loans," Strafford CLE webinar/teleconference with interactive Q&A, February 21, 2013, and November 20, 2013

"Where's the Deed of Trust?" Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section, September 6, 2012

"ILSFDA Update," 2011 Fall Leadership Meeting, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, November 5, 2011

Moderator, "Financial Statements 101 – An Accounting Primer for Tax Attorneys," 2011 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, October 21, 2011

"Timesharing Scams: Resale Promises and Transfer Company Dreams," 22nd Annual Spring Symposia, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, April 28, 2011

"Dodd-Frank and You: What Real Estate Attorneys Need to Know about the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section, September 2, 2010

"Distressed Assets and Financing in 2010," 21st Annual Spring Symposia, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, May 7, 2010

"Foreclosure Procedures," CLE, Sterling Education Services, Inc., March 13, 2008

Community Activities

2007 Impact Denver class member

Board Memberships

Mesa View Estates Master Association (2010-2012)

Community Services Advisory Board, Jefferson County, Colorado

University of Colorado School of Law (J.D. 2003)
Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

University of Denver (B.A. 2000, magna cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Colorado