Rebecca Anderson Fischer

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8324

Fax: 303.298.0940

rfischer@shermanhoward.com

Areas Of Emphasis

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes College, 1975

Rebecca Fischer’s commercial real estate practice focuses on the development of resort, ranch and mixed–use communities, including matters involving land acquisitions and sales, land use issues, construction financing, construction and design contracts, hotel acquisitions and sales, state and federal sales and marketing regulations, common interest community documents and compliance, and commercial and retail leasing transactions. She has also advised lenders in due diligence investigations, state and local law entitlement questions, and loan documentation for wind and solar energy developments in Colorado.

Experience

  • $24,000,000 purchase and land use negotiations for major residential development in northern Colorado.
  • $50,000,000 financing of 220-acre, 30 MW solar farm in southern Colorado.
  • $140,000,000 financing of wind farm development in eastern Colorado.
  • $11,000,000 sale of hotel property in Denver, Colorado.
  • $370,000,000 construction financing of residential, retail and ski village in Truckee, California.
  • $118,000,000 construction financing of hotel, condominium and fractional ownership project in Avon.
  • Coordination of land use, entitlement, partnership and development documents in redevelopment of mountain resort in Truckee, California.
  • $60,000,000 Beaver Creek Resort hotel condominium renovation and expansion, retail and timeshare development.
  • Acquisition, planning and financing of 25-acre brownfield for development of public/private infrastructure improvements and residential and retail community in Denver, Colorado.

Publications & Presentations

PRESENTATIONS

  • Eviction Strategies Relief
    ColoradoCOVIDRelief.org | August 6, 2020
  • Condos, Congress and Courts! (Oh my!)
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Seminar | February 2015
  • The New Interstate Land Sales Act Requirements
    ALI CLE/ACREL webcast | June 2013
  • Resort, Real Estate and Clubs (faculty)
    ALI-ABA Seminar | 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Advanced Commercial Leasing (faculty)
    CLE International, Inc., Denver, Colorado | 1992-1995, 1998, 2000
  • Resort Development Seminar (panelist)
    CLE International, Inc. | 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003
  • Commercial Leases: Remedies and Enforcement (panelist)
    CLE International, Inc., Denver | 1988, 1989

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions Handbook (Common Interest Ownership chapter)
    Aspen Publishers, Mark A. Senn, ed.

Professional Activities

  • Executive Committee, Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    • Fellow
    • Co-chair, Subcommittee on the Revision of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
    • Former Member, Board of Governors
    • Former Chair, Common Interest Ownership Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • Advisor for the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws regarding the Common Interest Ownership Act
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
      • Former Council Member

Highlights

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Colorado (2006-2021)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Top 50 Women,” Colorado (2019-2020)
    • Real Estate, Colorado (2006-2020)
  • 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Real Estate (2015-2021)
  • Chambers USA, Band 1, Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure, Colorado (2019-2020)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, “Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award” (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,” Real Estate Law (2009)