Beverly J. Quail

Retired Partner
Tel 303.299.7305
Fax 303.382.4605

Beverly J. Quail is a retired partner at Ballard Spahr who continues to play an important role in the legal industry. Beverly has been recognized as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the country and lends her considerable experience to organizations dedicated to maintaining legal excellence and promoting justice. She has served in the American Bar Association's House of Delegates for 15 years and is the current Colorado State Delegate, following six years as the Colorado Bar Association Delegate.

During 42 years of practice, her skill with real estate financing and development transactions earned her a national reputation as a highly accomplished leader in those areas. Beverly has represented insurance companies, pension advisers, and development companies in matters ranging from multimillion-dollar loan workouts and financings to the development, leasing, and sale of many types of properties.

Beverly has been a frequent article contributor to numerous industry publications. She also has been a speaker and author for materials on real estate finance and development at the annual meetings of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference.

Beverly also served on the elected board of Ballard Spahr for nine years.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

  • Board of Governors, 2019
  • Rule of Law Initiative Council Committee, Member, 2018-2019
  • Presidential Appointments Committee, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Presidential Appointments Committee, 2016-2017
  • Council for the Fund for Justice and Education, 2015-2018
  • Member, Commission on Governance, 2013-2015
  • Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee, Chair, 2012
  • Delegate for State of Colorado, 2002-present
  • Chair, Select Committee of the House of Delegates, 2009-2011
  • Member, Standing Committee on Membership, 1999-2005
  • Member, Section Officer's Conference Executive Committee, 1996-1998
  • Member, Standing Committee on Lawyers Title Guaranty Funds, 1995-1996
  • Chair, 1999-2000; Chair-Elect, 1998-1999; Vice Chair, 1996-1998; Secretary, 1995-1996; Councilperson, 1990-1995; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; ABA Relations Committee (now called Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section)
  • Resolution and Impact Review Committee
  • Meetings and Travel Committee, Member, 2011-2014
  • Standing Committee on Constitution and By-laws, 2011-2014

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 College of Mortgage Attorneys, past Fellow

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, member, Board of Governors, 1991-1996; Treasurer, 1995-1996

American Counsel Association, past Board of Directors

American Land Title Association, past 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, real estate law, highest ranking (band one), 2003-2017

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 1995-2017

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, 2011-2018

Named among Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2017

Named among Top 50 Colorado Women Super Lawyers, 2017

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

Community Activities

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

Central City Opera House Association, Board of Directors, former member

Swedish Hospital Foundation, Board Member, former member

Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation, Legacy Planning Advisory Council, former member

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