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Lilya Mitelman

Associate

Denver Office
303.825.7000

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2015
B.A., University of California - Berkeley, 2008

Bar Admissions

California
Colorado

Lilya Mitelman

Lilya Mitelman’s practice focuses on real estate and land use.  Lilya was previously an attorney with a large international law firm, where she advised some of the world’s largest real estate investment funds and private equity firms on the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, and financing of retail, industrial, residential, and office properties.  Her experience also includes counseling clients regarding telecommunications projects in the public right-of-way.  In addition to her transactional work, Lilya has represented Fortune 500 companies in state and federal litigation.  Prior to law school, Lilya worked in residential real estate and in development roles at nonprofit organizations and for political campaigns.

Representative Experience

Real Estate and Land Use Projects

  • Represented a state agency in a P3 transportation project
  • Represented leading private equity and real estate investment firms in the acquisition, sale, and development of apartment buildings, senior housing, and office, retail, and industrial portfolios
  • Drafted transaction documents for purchase and sale of commercial real estate and for transit-oriented and brownfields development
  • Reviewed lease agreements in connection with the acquisition of retail portfolios and airport contracts
  • Represented landowners in conservation easement transactions
  • Reviewed and advised clients on green roof ordinances
  • Advised clients on rent control and just cause eviction ordinances
  • Represented a global company in a solar project investment
  • Represented a state employee pension plan in the acquisition of an industrial portfolio

Utilities and Telecommunications Projects

  • Advised a Fortune 500 company in the permit process for installation of utility boxes in the public right-of-way
  • Drafted and negotiated building access agreements for a leading telecommunications provider
  • Advised a telecommunications company on regulatory and public bidding requirements for contracts with California Community Services Districts

Litigation Projects

  • Represented large banks in foreclosure-related litigation, eminent domain issues, and internal and government investigations
  • Represented a national telecommunications provider in a legal challenge to a municipal ordinance restricting use of the public right-of-way
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in litigation under the False Claims Act

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Alumni Club of Denver (2017–Present)
  • Fundraising and Events Team, Colorado Lawyers Committee Young Lawyers Division (2017–Present)
  • Legal Advisory Committee, Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (2017–Present)‚Äč

News & Publications

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2015
B.A., University of California - Berkeley, 2008

Bar Admissions

California
Colorado