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Justin focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters. He formed Pless Law Firm, LLC in 2009, after practicing in the real estate group of a large multi-national law firm.
Justin represents a broad range of clients in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, purchase and sale transactions, financing, development and land use matters.
Previously, Justin taught an undergraduate level business law course at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado, where he served as an instructor in the business department.
Justin graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Justin served as a Teaching Fellow in the area of real property law and as a note and comment editor on the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law. He also interned with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and with the Honorable Marcia S. Krieger at the United States District Court, District of Colorado.
Prior to attending law school, Justin served as an infantry paratrooper in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division, including a peacekeeping deployment to the former Yugoslav republic of Kosovo in 1999-2000.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2008||07/31/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2012|
|Finalist, Up and Coming Attorneys Award||Law Week Colorado||2009|
|Pro Bono Legal Service Award||University of Colorado Law School||2007|
|Order of the Coif||University of Colorado Law School||2007|
|Davis Graham & Stubbs Scholar||University of Colorado Law School||2006|
|Attorney||Pless Law Firm, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Business Law Instructor||Front Range Community College||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Faegre & Benson LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||2006 - 2006|
|Teaching Fellow (Real Property)||University Of Colorado Law School||2005 - 2006|
|Legal Intern||U.S. District Court||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|NAIOP||Member||2009 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Craft Breweries, Distilleries Leases: Key Issues for Landlords, Tenants||2015|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Landlords, Tenants Must Consider Assignment, Subletting Provisions||2012|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Understanding Expansion Rights in Commercial Leases is Imperative||2011|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Key issues for LEED Consulting||2010|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Key Lease Default Provisions||2009|
|Populus Sustainable Design Consulting Weblog||Green Commercial Real Estate Issues: Using Lease Pass-Through Provisions to Mitigate the Split Incentive Problem||2009|
|Colorado Real Estate Journal||Be Aware of Options to Renew or Extend Commercial Leases||2008|
|Boulder County Business Report||Landlords, Tenants Should Understand Different Options||2008|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Construction and Real Estate Law Association - University of Colorado Law School||LEED and Green Building Issues Panel Discussion||2014|
|AIA Denver (Committee on the Environment) December Meeting||Legal Issues for LEED Consultants||2013|
|JD Pathways Conference||How to Make Professional Connections||2012|
|Rocky Mountain Green 2011||Key Legal Issues for LEED Consulting Agreements||2011|
|Greentech Commercial Property Group||Green Commercial Leasing Issues||2009|