Real Estate
Business and Corporate



A descendent of pioneer and ranching families, Chuck Bess was born, raised and educated in Colorado. Chuck represents clients with real estate interests throughout the United States in virtually every property type – from multi-story office buildings and regional shopping malls, to warehouse complexes and manufacturing facilities. His clients include both large and small commercial real estate investors and developers, ranging from individuals and closely held companies to multi-national corporations and pension funds. Chuck’s practical experience includes: the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of income and non-income producing properties; commercial leasing; landlord/tenant disputes; real estate finance (including real estate syndications and leasehold financings); workouts and restructurings; and real estate-related litigation. Chuck also has significant general business experience, both in having worked in non-legal positions for a multi-national real estate company, and in providing general business legal advice to a wide variety of commercial interests.
Chuck has significant experience representing automobile dealers with respect to retail vehicle sales and dealership fixed operations, as well as dealership acquisition, restructuring and dispostion. Chuck’s commercial litigation and practical business experience give him the unique ability to bring real-life solutions to his clients.


University of Denver College of Law, J.D. (1984)
Colorado State University (1980) B.S. Omicron Delta Epsilon

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado 1984
United States District Court for the District of Colorado (1984)
United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit (1985)

Other Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
American Bar Association Advisory Panel

Honors and Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America® 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Real Estate; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Commercial Litigation
Who's Who in American Law