Attorneys

Colorado Real Estate and Banking Attorney

Attorney Mike Payne’s legal practice focuses on representing financial institutions, private lenders, businesses and individuals in complex commercial real estate and financing transactions, including financing, acquisition/disposition, and leasing matters. Mike also assists his clients with the establishment and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for regional bank on $47,000,000.00 multi-family construction loan transaction;
  • Lead counsel for regional bank on $27,000,000.00 senior living apartment construction loan transaction;
  • Lead counsel for national real estate investor on acquisition of and leasing matters for 90,000+ square-foot office building complex;
  • Lead counsel for national food manufacturing company on acquisition of 166,000 square-foot industrial warehouse served by rail line;
  • Domestic counsel for international bank on $145,000,000+ credit facility;
  • Lead counsel for regional real estate developer on acquisition of and leasing matters for 28,000+ square-foot mixed-use development.
  • Outside counsel for regional bank on C-PACE financing transaction;

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Treasurer, Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Former Council Member, Real Estate Law Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Former Board Chair and Member, Weld Community Foundation
  • Former Board Chair, Windsor Community Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Weld RE-4 Education Foundation
  • Former Commissioner, Windsor Planning Commission
  • Graduate, Leadership Northern Colorado

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Colorado
    • Colorado Supreme Court
    • S. District Court, Colorado
  • Nebraska
    • Nebraska Supreme Court
    • S. District Court, Nebraska
  • Texas
    • Texas Supreme Court
    • S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings
  • 40 Under 40 Leaders Honor Roll, BizWest (2013)

Personal

Mr. Payne is a proud two-time graduate of the University of Kansas, having obtained both his B.A. and J.D. from that institution

Mr. Payne is a founding member of Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC and serves on its Executive Committee.  He spends his time between the firm’s Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley offices. He is a frequent speaker before real estate and legal professionals and a contributor to various real estate and trade publications.

Mike lives in Windsor with his wife, three children, and their two big dogs (Bernese Mountain Dog and Boxer). In spare moments, Mike enjoys golfing, tennis, cooking, and savoring a hot cup of coffee.