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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.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
  3. Construction: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Corporate: 10%

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  • Ryan Andrew Kalamaya

    Justin gets results. He works hard and always with his client's best interests in mind. I highly recommend him for all real estate matters.


    Ryan Kalamaya Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Alden Brown

    Mr. Pless and I regularly collaborate informally on matters involving business and real estate litigation. Mr. Pless has supurb insights into legal problem solving in these areas. I can make an unqualified endorsement of Mr. Pless's work.


    David Brown Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pless Law Firm, LLC

600 17th Street
Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO, 80205

600 17th St #2800s
Denver, CO, 80202



MNAuthorized to practice200807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2012
Finalist, Up and Coming Attorneys AwardLaw Week Colorado2009
Pro Bono Legal Service AwardUniversity of Colorado Law School2007
Order of the CoifUniversity of Colorado Law School2007
Davis Graham & Stubbs ScholarUniversity of Colorado Law School2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPless Law Firm, LLC2009 - Present
Business Law InstructorFront Range Community College2010 - 2011
AttorneyFaegre & Benson LLP2007 - 2009
Legal InternU. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development2006 - 2006
Teaching Fellow (Real Property)University Of Colorado Law School2005 - 2006
Legal InternU.S. District Court2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denver Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
NAIOPMember2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado Real Estate JournalCraft Breweries, Distilleries Leases: Key Issues for Landlords, Tenants2015
Colorado Real Estate JournalLandlords, Tenants Must Consider Assignment, Subletting Provisions2012
Colorado Real Estate JournalUnderstanding Expansion Rights in Commercial Leases is Imperative2011
Colorado Real Estate JournalKey issues for LEED Consulting2010
Colorado Real Estate JournalKey Lease Default Provisions2009
Populus Sustainable Design Consulting WeblogGreen Commercial Real Estate Issues: Using Lease Pass-Through Provisions to Mitigate the Split Incentive Problem2009
Colorado Real Estate JournalBe Aware of Options to Renew or Extend Commercial Leases2008
Boulder County Business ReportLandlords, Tenants Should Understand Different Options2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction and Real Estate Law Association - University of Colorado Law SchoolLEED and Green Building Issues Panel Discussion2014
AIA Denver (Committee on the Environment) December MeetingLegal Issues for LEED Consultants2013
JD Pathways ConferenceHow to Make Professional Connections2012
Rocky Mountain Green 2011Key Legal Issues for LEED Consulting Agreements2011
Greentech Commercial Property GroupGreen Commercial Leasing Issues2009