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Laurence Preble

Of Counsel

1800 Broadway, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

Larry has more than 45 years of experience in the real estate industry as an attorney and a business executive. 

He has served as a senior partner with a major international law firm and as a senior executive with an international development company. His legal and business experience includes negotiating complex national and international commercial real estate transactions involving office, hotel, retail, industrial, and mixed-use properties. He understands both legal and business issues and is able to assist his clients in efficiently negotiating agreements and developing successful projects.  
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Larry served as the senior real estate partner, Chair of the Real Estate Department, and a member of the Management Committee at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles and New York. He also was appointed Director of Development for Kajima Urban Development (KUD), an international real estate development firm and a subsidiary of Kajima Corporation in Japan. At KUD, Larry negotiated major public private partnership transactions involving life science research buildings, aquariums, stadiums, healthcare facilities, and other projects for public and private institutions.


Commercial Real Estate Transactions 

Larry has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including: 

  • Development 
  • Construction 
  • Acquisition 
  • Financing 
  • Leasing 
  • Operation and property management 
  • Structuring transactions 
  • Negotiating partnership agreements 
  • LLC Operating agreements 
  • Ground leases 
  • Joint venture agreements 
  • Legal opinions
  • Other complex documents 
Corporate and Commercial Matters 

Larry helps his clients with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including: 

  • Banking and securitization of loans 
  • Workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcy 
Public-Private Partnerships 

Larry has significant experience with public-private partnerships relating to the development of projects for public and private entities, including: 

  • Stadiums 
  • Aquariums 
  • Research parks 
  • Healthcare facilities

Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Probate & Property Magazine, 2017 Excellence in Writing Award

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, past member of its Board of Governors
  • House Research Institute, Board Member and Former Chair 
  • Urban Land Institute (Full Member; Public Private Partnership Council); ULI Colorado and ULI Boulder Steering Committee, Member 
  • University of Colorado Real Estate Council, Director, Chair of Education Committee 
  • Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association, Director, member of Executive Committee

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