Mark A. Meyer






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Mark is a fourth generation Colorado native with a broad transactional practice developed over the past 24 years. Having spent the last 18 years of his career as an equity partner at a top 200 U.S. commercial law firm, Mark now brings his expertise to HND&M. With a focus on corporate, real estate and intellectual property aspects of his clients’ business operations, Mark provides advice on a full range of business transactions, from business planning and formation, through growth involving contractual, management and operational issues, as well as with mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of companies and their assets. Mark has represented clients of all sizes, from global companies to smaller and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, in a broad range of industries.

In the real estate arena, Mark has significant experience representing sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, and lenders in transactions involving acquisition, disposition, leasing, and lending of commercial, industrial and residential real property, and documenting and enforcing rights among third parties through easements, covenants and restrictions, as well as providing legal opinion letters affirming parties’ rights and responsibilities in various transactions.

When addressing intellectual property rights, Mark has represented clients both domestically and abroad in various intellectual property matters, whether related to trademark portfolios, branding and rebranding of products and services, licensing, or protection of clients’ intellectual property capital. A more detailed sample of Mark’s experience is listed below.

Representative Matters

Business Transactions

  • Entity selection, formation and general corporate and business representation
  • Contract drafting and negotiation in diverse industries for various aspects of business operations
  • Mergers and acquisitions as seller or purchaser representative

Real Estate

  • Represent sellers and purchasers in the sale or acquisition of predevelopment and operational real property. Transactions include sales and purchases of shopettes, pads within shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, ranch and farm land, entitled lots, high-end residential property, and property with drilling operations
  • Prepare and negotiate leases on behalf of landlord and tenants in a variety of industries and property types.
  • Represent lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, including construction and term loans, securing liens against real and personal property, exercising redemption rights, UCC sales, providing legal opinion letters
  • Prepare and negotiate easements, covenants, restrictions and declarations for neighboring or adjacent property owners.
  • Advise on land use issues; representation in obtaining conditional use permits and zoning changes; representation in condemnation and governmental taking matters

Intellectual Property

  • Advise clients in developing trademarks, rebranding and protecting their intellectual property
  • Prepare, prosecute and maintain trademark applications and registrations in US and internationally; Advise clients on copyright issues and registration
  • Prepare and respond to cease and desist letters and infringement matters
  • Prepare and negotiate trademark licenses, co-existence agreements and consent agreements
  • Prepare and negotiate software and other intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Prepare and negotiate vendor contracts involving intellectual property and confidential information
  • Representation in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
    Advise clients in obtaining and in acquiring or selling domain names


  • Represent franchisees in negotiating and purchasing franchises and multi-unit development arrangements; purchase and sale of franchise systems

Distinctions and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Real Estate, Intellectual Property, 2013-2019
  • Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Community Betterment Award, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Dahlia Lane Architectural Control Committee, 2017-present
  • NAIOP Legislative Affairs Committee, Member, 2010-2016
  • Temple Sinai, Board of Trustees 2016-2018, Finance Committee 2015-2018
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Board Member, 2005-2008; Program Committee Chair, 2007-2008; Boulder County Task Force Member, 2008-2009; Big Brother 1997 - 2005
  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, Member, 1995-present
  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Colorado, 1991

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker, “Real Estate Contract Updates for Brokers Effective January 1, 2019”, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Denver, CO, December 2018
  • Speaker, “Pointing the Finger: Risk Transfer,” USLAW National Conference, Carlsbad, CA, September 2017
  • Webinar, “Common Problems Arising with Commercial Leases,” USLAW Network, Spring 2017
  • Speaker, “Common Problems Arising with Commercial Leases,” USLAW National Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, September 2016
  • Speaker, “Is Your License an Accidental Franchise,” 14th Annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute Conference, Westminster, CO, June 2016
  • Speaker, “The Changing Role of In-House Counsel: Compliance Issues Ahead,” ACC In-House Counsel Forum, Denver, CO, April 2015
  • Speaker, “Can LOIs Put You In a Bind?,” USLAW Corporate Counsel Exchange, Chicago, IL, March 2015
  • Speaker, “Perfecting Interests in Non-Conventional Collateral,” Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Risk Management Association, Denver, CO, March 2015
  • Speaker, "Identifying and Resolving Title Concerns for Real Property Collateral," Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Risk Management Association, Denver, CO, April 2014
  • Speaker, “Keep Your Hands Off My Assets! Strategies for Protecting Proprietary Information in the Digital Age,” USLAW National Conference, Vancouver, October 2013
  • Author, “2012 Colorado Legislation Overview: Update on Laws Affecting Real Estate,” RJ&L Real Estate, Construction & Land Update, October 2012
  • Speaker, “Contract Boilerplate: How to Avoid Getting Scalded,” USLAW National Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2012
  • Author, “2011 Colorado Legislation Overview: Update on Laws Affecting Real Estate,” Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons Client Alert, 11/14/2011
  • Author, “Limited Time Exists for Trademark Owners to Block Domain Names,” Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons Client Alert, 09/29/2011
  • Speaker, “Deal in the Life: Meeting Client Expectations in Managing a Real Estate Transaction,” USLAW National Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 2010
  • Author, "2010 Colorado Legislation Overview: Update on Laws Affecting Real Estate Brokers," RJ&L Real Estate Construction & Land: Broker Bulletin, June 2010
  • Author, "Forming Groups to Invest in Real Estate: Don't Run Afoul of Securities Laws," RJ&L Securities Update, October 2009
  • Author, "2008 Colorado Legislation Overview: Change for Real Estate Brokers," RJ&L Broker Bulletin, September 2008

Professional Experience

  • Hoffman Nies Dave & Meyer LLP, Partner, May 2019 – present
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (formerly Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP), Partner, 2000-May 2019
  • Smith McCullough P.C., Associate, 1996-2000
  • Hopper Kanouff P.C., Associate, 1995-1996


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1995
  • B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990