Jake J. Tiernan

Jake’s practice focuses on real estate and transactional matters, such as reviewing commercial loan documents, negotiating commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements, demand letters, contracts, acquisitions and dispositions, easements, and lease agreements. Jake represents landlords and tenants in lease negotiations for properties of all types including office, retail, mixed-use, and industrial spaces.

As the Vice-Chair for the firm’s Real Estate Section, Jake strives to be efficiently responsive to clients for their case inquiries and questions. His section is known for creating full-service legal teams using attorneys from across the firm to provide each client with comprehensive, one-stop representation.

Jake was previously an associate at a boutique Denver law firm, focusing his practice on real estate acquisitions and dispositions. Outside of the office, Jake enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, snowboarding, home brewing, playing soccer and tennis, and coaching his children’s soccer leagues.


  • J.D., University of Denver
  • MBA, Maryville University
  • B.A., Rockhurst University

Areas Of Practice

Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with experience in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.


Articles and Presentations


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Cottonwood Institute, Board Member
  • Denver Bar Association


  • Colorado