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Doug Tisdale possesses globally recognized experience and expertise in the fields of bankruptcy, commercial default/enforcement, finance and real estate litigation and regulation. He represented the world’s largest real estate developer and property manager, Trammell Crow Company, for over 25 years and acted as outside general counsel for the client’s $1 Billion mixed-use development project in Orange County, California.  He has assisted national real estate developers, property managers and major commercial lenders in thousands of transactions and default/enforcement litigations in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.  He helped one of the world’s largest mining and mineral companies, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, in complex international litigations involving the sales of companies in Australia and New Zealand.  Mr. Tisdale’s national experience in “mega-reorganizations” was established when he acted as counsel to Gillett Holdings, Inc. in a highly publicized and successful Chapter 11 reorganization case with $1.2 billion in structured debt.  Mr. Tisdale’s international experience includes his representation of the Government of Pakistan, in its efforts to repatriate billions of dollars from former government officials.  He also arranged the reorganization of the company responsible for the distribution of U.S. foreign aid for micro-economic development on the continent of Africa. Mr. Tisdale has also been a real estate developer in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.  Mr. Tisdale was Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilman for Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.  He was on the Board of Trustees of the Vail Valley Medical Center for 15 years.  He was the Chairman of the Board of Eagle Health Care Center, Inc., in Eagle, Colorado.  He was Chairman of the Colorado Neurological Institute.  He was married to the late Patricia C. Tisdale, Esq. for 31 years before her untimely passing.  They had four children.  He is active in church activities.  Mr. Tisdale is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.  He has served as a charity auctioneer for numerous charities in California and Colorado for 20 years.


Languages spoken: German

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  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Banking: 20%
  5. Appeals: 5%

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & CEOTisdale & Associates LLC2002 - Present
PartnerBaker & Hostetler1997 - 2002
Managing PartnerPopham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman1992 - 1997
PartnerBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP1976 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Creditors' Rights in Real Property CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionVice-Chair1984 - 1988
American Bar Association, Real Property SectionMember1982 - 1992
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies CommitteeChairman1982 - 1992
Denver Bar Association, Judicial Administration CommitteeMember1981 - 1988
American Bar Association, Trial Evidence CommitteeMember1981 - 1992
Colorado Bar Association, Convention CommitteeMember1980 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of MichiganPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan WorkoutsLoan Modifications2011
Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and WorkoutsLoan Workouts2010
Real Property Foreclosure: Step-by-StepReal Property Foreclosures and Legislative Update2009