Beverly Quail
Beverly Quail

Beverly J. Quail

Partner

quail@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7305
Fax 303.382.4605
Denver

Beverly J. Quail concentrates on all aspects of real estate matters, with an emphasis on financing and development.

Representative Matters

Ms. Quail has a national practice representing major life insurance companies, pension advisers, and development companies in substantial real estate property transactions, including complicated lease financings, large development projects, multistate debt projects, and mezzanine loans. During her 40 years of practice, she has been through four recessions and has been involved in every possible form of defaulted real estate.

  • Represented a lender, a large life insurance company, in the workout of loans secured by 10 buildings at Westmoor Technology Park, Jefferson County, Colorado; the original principal amount of the two cross-collateralized, cross-defaulted loans was $143.5 million; the lender purchased the property from the borrower, leased new space, and extended existing leases, then sold the property; the workout involved metropolitan district issues
  • Represented a lender in workout negotiations on a large industrial site in Denver that involves significant environmental and special district issues
  • Represented a large state employees' retirement system on the financing (structuring and purchase of the B tranche) of the senior subordinated note on the Westin Hotel, Westminster, Colorado, and the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort Spa/Casino near Las Vegas, which is part of a large planned resort community comprising a 320-acre lake, a small casino, and an 18-hole designed golf course
  • Represented the owner/developer of The Colorado Center, a large life insurance company, in the development and sale of a mixed-use project comprising more than 610,000 square feet in two office towers, a retail building, and two parking garages on a 14-acre site; represented client in the development, including architect and construction agreements; negotiation of conveyances to the City of Denver for streets and to a transportation district for light rail lines; leasing to multiple tenants; and sale of the property
  • Represented a pension plan adviser in its leasing as landlord of six office buildings in the Denver metropolitan area, including the 276,000-square-foot lease to Intrado at the Boulder County Business Center
  • Represented a large apartment REIT in the disposition of a $110 million multifamily portfolio comprising seven properties in Florida and one property in Alabama; matter involved the defeasance of tax-exempt bonds issued by the Florida Housing Finance Agency, the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority, the HFA of Broward County, and the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, respectively, and credit enhanced by Fannie Mae, as well as the defeasance of a mortgage on one of the properties
  • Represented The Gates Rubber Company in the sale of its manufacturing plant located on approximately 50 acres of land in Denver; the transaction involved multiple parties, including the purchaser, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation District, multiple tenants on the property, and the decommissioning of the power plant providing electricity to the manufacturing facility and the various tenants; it also involved significant environmental issues, and clean-up and indemnity agreements as well as environmental insurance policies were negotiated in connection with the sale
  • Represented The Gates Rubber Company in the relocation of its world corporate headquarters to a new building where it leased approximately 286,000 square feet, in Denver; the transaction involved significant tenant build-out, parking issues, and special district issues
  • Represented Townsend Capital, LLC, the developer and owner/lessor of the Lucent Highlands Ranch Campus, a 600,000-square-foot, three-building project in Douglas County, Colorado; the representation involved negotiations for the land purchase from Shea Properties, neighboring land restrictions, the build to suit lease and development agreement with Lucent, and the construction and architect’s agreements; Ms. Quail assisted in completing the financing for the transaction, which involved a syndication of approximately 20 U.S. lenders
  • Represented a large state employees retirement system in a mezzanine loan to the ownership entity of The Peabody Orlando, an approximately 1,000-room hotel centrally located across from the Orange County Convention Center, Florida
  • Represented the lender, a large life insurance company, in the negotiation of the contract and the sale of five portfolios of loans to one buyer for $468 million, which involved 23 loans secured by properties located in 12 states; the transaction closed in 10 days

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Member, Commission on Governance (2013); Chair, Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee (2012-present); Delegate for State of Colorado (2002-present); past member, Select Committee of the House of Delegates (2009-2011); past member, Standing Committee on Membership (1999-2005); past member, Section Officer's Conference Executive Committee (1996-1998); past member, Standing Committee on Lawyers Title Guaranty Funds (1995-1996)
Past Chair (1999-2000), past Chair-Elect (1998-1999), past Vice Chair (1996-1998), past Secretary (1995-1996), past Councilperson (1990-1995), Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (now called Real Property, Trust and Estate Law) Section

American Bar Foundation, Fellow and Colorado State Chair, 2011-2013

Colorado Bar Association
Past Governing Board Member, Real Estate Council

Anglo-American Real Property Institute
Member and past Secretary; currently Assistant Treasurer

American Arbitration Association
Member, National Panel of Arbitrators

American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), Fellow

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
Member, Opinions Committee (2012-present); past member, Board of Governors (1991-96); past Treasurer (1995-96)

American Counsel Association, Board of Directors

American Land Title Association, Lender's Counsel Group

Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow; Board of Trustees (2007-2012)

Colorado Secretary of State
Past member, Advisory Committee

John Marshall Law School LL.M. Program in Real Estate Law
Past member, Advisory Committee

International Council of Shopping Centers
Past member

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, real estate law, highest ranking (band one), 2003-2013

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 1995-2014

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

The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2011-2013

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers – Real Estate 2013

Named among Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2013

University of Denver Sturm College of Law's "DU Law Stars" Alumni Professionalism Award, 2000

Who's Who of American Women

Publications

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

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

"Conduit Loans and Their Enforcement," CLE International, January 2003

"30 Colorado Lawyer 89," Title Insurance Treatment of Zoning-Related Regulations and the ALTA Zoning Endorsement, June 2001

"Commercial Law & Strategy Leasing," A Lender's Lease Review: Important Criteria to Consider, September 1999

Editor and contributing author, Real Property Practice and Litigation, Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1990

Colorado Real Estate Forms–Practice, Lexis Law Publishing, 1988, with annual updates

Editor, Real Estate newsletter for The Colorado Lawyer, 1982-86

Speaking Engagements

Frequent speaker on real estate, finance, and development at the annual meeting of the Colorado Real Estate Section of the American Bar Association, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference

Planning Chair, "Strategies for Acquisition and Resolution of Distressed CMBS Assets," ALI-ABA phone seminar, March 6, 2012

Course presenter and author, "Doing Deals with Servicers in the New Economy: Strategies and Structures for Acquisition and Resolution of Distressed CMBS Assets," Creative Structures for Dynamic Markets: The Rebirth of Opportunities in the City of Brotherly Love, ACREL program, Philadelphia, October 20, 2011

"Understanding Insured Risks of the Comprehensive Policy–Insurance Issues for the Mixed-Use Developer," CLE International, Mixed-Use Development Conference, June 2008

"Lenders, Landlords, Tenants…May You Represent Them All? Ethics-Conflict Waivers," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2006

"Unique Aspects of Loan Guaranties, ACMA," October 2006

"Ethics and Professionalism for Every Day," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2005

"Financeable Leases–Advanced Issues From a Lender's Perspective," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2003

"Conduit Loans and Their Enforcement," CLE International, January 2003

"Insurance Made Simple," CLE International, Real Estate Development Conference, May 2002

"A Practical Guide to Documenting and Closing a Construction Loan," ABA Young Lawyers Division, Spring Conference, May 2002

"Environmental Insurance," ALTA Tech Forum, February 18, 2002, Lenders Counsel Group

"Filling the Gap between Senior Debt and Equity," CLE International, Real Estate Development Conference, May 2001

"Title Insurance Treatment of Zoning-Related Regulations and the ALTA Zoning Endorsement," ALTA Conference, February 2001

Community Activities

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Capital Campaign
Past Co-Chair; Member, Alumni Council, Visiting Committee, and DU Law Stars Committee

University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 1974)
Member, University of Denver Law Review

University of Southern California (B.A. 1971, magna cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Colorado