Packard and Dierking, LLC

Packard and Dierking, LLC

Colorado Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Development Attorneys

Firm Overview

The attorneys of PackardDierking do more than just provide competent legal advice. They use their business savvy, legal experience, and outstanding academic backgrounds to give reliable, personal service to clients. Focusing on complex real estate transactions, PackardDierking sees clients through issues involving commercial real estate, land development and land use, environmental law, corporate transactions, and finance, in addition to taxation, estate planning, and intellectual property.

PackardDierking offers outstanding legal services in a small firm environment. This gives our clients confidence that their legal matters are being handled with skill and that they are receiving the attention they deserve.

Small Law Firm with Extensive Experience
At PackardDierking, you will not be lost in the shuffle or get pushed to the bottom of the phone list. We take a keen interest in our clients, and we have the ability to dedicate our resources to their cases and transactions. While all of PackardDierking's partners have large-firm experience, they ultimately chose a smaller law firm environment. This has enabled them to sharpen their knowledge while maintaining the personal interactions that make client relationships so rewarding.

Good attorneys provide competent legal advice, but great attorneys do more. We take the time to listen to our clients and discover their individual needs. We build a strategy with each client, designed to accomplish both long- and short-term goals.

Main Office

Main Office
2595 Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302



Real Estate

PackardDierking offers a unique combination of big law firm credentials with the personal, individually tailored service of a small law firm.

Our attorneys bring diverse experience to the practice of commercial real estate law. They have served as partners in large law firms, as community leaders, and as business professionals. Using their business savvy and legal skill, they are able to take on a full range of commercial real estate projects, from complicated mixed-use developments to simple land transactions.

Our law firm has represented hundreds of clients in commercial real estate transactions including matters related to shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family developments, industrial/flex buildings, single-family subdivisions, resort developments, hotels, and farms and ranches. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle complicated mixed-use projects and "new urban" communities. PackardDierking has a reputation for top-quality legal representation, focusing attention on each detail of your real estate transaction or development project:

Purchase and Sale: At PackardDierking we assist our clients with each step of the purchase and sale process, from initial negotiation and drafting of a letter of intent to completion of post-closing items. We have broad experience with purchase and sale agreements, due diligence, title and survey review, conveyance documentation, and other closing matters.

Commercial Leasing and Management: We represent commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of leases, subleases, lease assignments, estoppel certificates, subordination non-disturbance and attornment agreements, and other lease-related matters. We act as general outside counsel to a number of office parks and shopping centers, assisting them with day-to-day leasing and management matters. We also represent many corporations and businesses in connection with their leasing and facilities issues.

Real Estate Finance: Our lawyers represent both lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial mortgage transactions, ranging from acquisition loans to construction loans to permanent loans. Our experience includes traditional bank loans, life insurance company loans, and securitized loans. We also assist our clients in obtaining and structuring equity and debt-equity hybrid investments to finance their projects.

Zoning, Planning, and Entitlements: We have experience representing developers and property owners in connection with all types of development approvals, zoning, and other land use matters. We have a hard-earned reputation for our ability to obtain favorable entitlements from some of the most anti-development jurisdictions in Colorado. We also have broad experience with growth-control legislation and affordable housing measures that may affect development.

1031 Exchanges: Attorneys at PackardDierking are proficient in tax-exempt exchanges of real estate under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition to handling dozens of routine 1031 exchanges, we have experience with reverse, title holding, improvement, ground lease, and other sophisticated exchange transactions.

Sarah Sand

Packard and Dierking, LLC

Keirstin K. Beck has a transactional practice that focuses mainly on land use, real estate and business. Her extensive land use experience includes representation of landowners and developers in all aspects of the entitlement process including negotiation of annexation agreements, development agreements and vested rights agreements as well as acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property. Keirstin's true passion is assisting her clients in complicated redevelopment projects that involve challenging land use and financing hurdles. She has substantial experience negotiating public/private partnership agreements, includking TIF, sales tax sharing and other economic incentives. In addition, Keirstin possesses unique knowledge of alternative financing options for complex transactions, including New Markets Tax Credits, EB-5 financing and PACE. Her innovative approach has yielded positive results to provide strong community support for projects. She obtained a B.S. from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Denver. Keirstin enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, skiing, hiking, running and biking. She is a past director of the YMCA of Boulder Valley, and the Denver Children's Home. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff and Ragonetti P.C.

Areas of Practice:
-Land Use
-Real Estate
-New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)
-Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE)
-Common Interest Ownership Act
-Leasing of Real Property

-University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D.
-University of Oregon, B.S.

Honors and Awards:
Keirstin was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-YMCA of Boulder Valley
-Member, Board of Directors

-CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)

-Denver Children's Home
-Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2009

-Past Employment Positions:
-Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff and Ragonetti P.C


University of Denver College of Law
Juris Doctorate,