Max S. Stich

Tiemeier & Stich, P.C.
1000 East 16th Ave
Den­ver, CO 80218

Direct: (720) 473‑7524
Phone: (303) 531‑0022
Fax: (303) 531‑0021

Background

Grow­ing up in Den­ver, Max Stich was attract­ed to the legal pro­fes­sion at any ear­ly age from see­ing the romance of how they are por­trayed in movies and on TV. It was an image that stuck with him through col­lege and lat­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Denver’s Sturm Col­lege of Law, where he joined the trav­el­ing tri­al team, mak­ing the court­room his home.

After grad­u­a­tion, he joined a firm that han­dled cas­es involv­ing fore­clo­sures, evic­tions and receiver­ships, thriv­ing in the court­room atmos­phere of each tri­al. “I enjoyed the fight,” he says. But after a few years, Max real­ized that tri­als are an inef­fi­cient way of accom­plish­ing a goal. So he began switch­ing his focus to anoth­er kind of chess match, trans­ac­tion­al law. Here, he was able to put togeth­er real estate deals based upon his lit­i­ga­tion expe­ri­ence, where both sides could win. “It’s a strat­e­gy of a dif­fer­ent kind,” he says. “And you end up hav­ing a very dif­fer­ent rela­tion­ship with your client.”

Although he still does some tri­al work, Max now rep­re­sents clients involved in lend­ing and secured financ­ing, real estate devel­op­ment, real estate title, bound­ary and access dis­putes, con­struc­tion con­tracts, title, and com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial leas­ing.

Education

2005 — J. D., Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­ver, Sturm Col­lege of Law

2001 — B.A., Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Bar­bara

Bar Admisisons

Col­orado

Mon­tana

Professional Organizations and Awards

Mem­ber: Ara­pa­hoe, Den­ver, and Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tions

Mem­ber: Thomp­son Marsh Inn of Court

Mem­ber: Col­orado Bar Association’s Ethics Com­mit­tee

Board Mem­ber: Friends of Man­u­al High School (for­mer)

Par­tic­i­pant: Anti-Defama­tion League, Catholic-Jew­ish Dia­logue (for­mer)

Recip­i­ent: Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­ver, Jonathan T. Olom Tri­al Advo­ca­cy Schol­ar­ship

Selec­tion: In 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and in 2017, Mr. Stich was select­ed as a Col­orado “Ris­ing Star” in the areas of con­struc­tion lit­i­ga­tion and real estate law. This pres­ti­gious des­ig­na­tion is done annu­al­ly, per state, with attor­ney selec­tions based on a patent­ed mul­ti­phase selec­tion process, and peer nom­i­na­tions and eval­u­a­tions, com­bined with third par­ty research. Each can­di­date is eval­u­at­ed on 12 indi­ca­tors of peer recog­ni­tion and pro­fes­sion­al achieve­ment. No more than 2.5 per­cent of attor­neys in a state are named “Ris­ing Stars.”

Professional Experience

2005 – 2006: Judi­cial Law Clerk for Judges John P. Leopold and Ger­ald J. Raf­fer­ty, 18th Judi­cial Dis­trict, Col­orado

2006 – 2009: Asso­ciate Attor­ney, Mont­gomery Lit­tle Soran & Mur­ray, P.C.

2010 – Present: Share­hold­er, Tiemeier & Stich, P.C.

Real Estate Transactions

Acquisitions

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of approx­i­mate­ly 27 acres of unde­vel­oped prop­er­ty in Den­ver Metro Area. Pur­chased prop­er­ty was part of larg­er devel­op­ment, and trans­ac­tion includ­ed updat­ed plat, re-zone of prop­er­ty’ and pub­lic infra­struc­ture work. Sales price, includ­ing pub­lic infra­struc­ture work: $24.5 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of apart­ment build­ings. Sales price: $16 Mil­lion

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of approx­i­mate­ly 22 acres of unde­vel­oped prop­er­ty in Den­ver Metro Area. Sales Price: $8 Mil­lion. After pur­chase rep­re­sent­ed same buy­er in ground lease trans­ac­tion (option to ground lease) to nation­al devel­op­er to build a med­ical office build­ing on 4 of the acres. Lease term: 55 years.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of a med­ical office build­ing. Sales price: $6.3 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent Sell­er of 175-acre unde­vel­oped land in Adams Coun­ty, enti­tled prop­er­ty for res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial uses and then enter into pur­chase agree­ments to sell por­tions of prop­er­ty to nation­al and region­al home builders.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Sell­er in sale of raw land to nation­al dial­y­sis provider. Sales price: $735,000.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in the pur­chase of a coun­try club (pur­chase includ­ed real estate and all assets of the coun­try club). Sales price with­held.

    Rep­re­sent­ed Sell­er is sale of 8.5 acres of unde­vel­oped land. Sale price: Sales price: $2.5 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Sell­er in sale of 320 acres of unde­vel­oped land. Sales price: $1.75 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in the pur­chase of Car Wash (pur­chase includ­ed real estate and assets of the car wash). Sales price with­held.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Sell­er in the sale of 13 acres of prop­er­ty, which includ­ed two aban­doned build­ings. Sales price: $1.285 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of mobile home park, includ­ing the pur­chase of mul­ti­ple mobile homes. Sales price: $1 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of mul­ti-unit apart­ment com­plex. Then rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er, as Land­lord, in long term lease with one Ten­ant. Sale price: $600,000.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of 50-unit apart­ment com­plex. Sales price: $2.57 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of 49-unit apart­ment com­plex. Sales price: $2.97 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Buy­er in pur­chase of shop­ping cen­ter (5 acres). Sales price: $3 Mil­lion.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Sell­er in sale of unde­vel­oped land. Pri­or to clos­ing annexed prop­er­ty into munic­i­pal­i­ty and nego­ti­at­ed final plat, devel­op­ment agree­ment. Sales price: $500,000.

Leasing

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Landown­er in ground lease of two par­cel of land on a hos­pi­tal cam­pus for the devel­op­ment of a med­ical office build­ing and asso­ci­at­ed park­ing facil­i­ties. Lease term: 70 years.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Landown­er in ground lease of exist­ing his­tor­i­cal build­ing for the rede­vel­op­ment of the build­ing into afford­able senior hous­ing. Lease term: 75 years.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Land­lord in the lease of a 101,000 square foot office build­ing to a sin­gle ten­ant.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed Ten­ant in 30,000 square foot stor­age lease.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed numer­ous shop­ping cen­ters in lease nego­ti­a­tions with nation­al and local ten­ants.

  • Rep­re­sent­ed health­care sys­tem in all leas­ing activ­i­ties from peri­od­ic inter­val, heli­pad, emer­gency room, med­ical office build­ing, equip­ment, and hos­pi­tal leas­es.

Significant Trial Experience

  • After a four-day bench tri­al, Mr. Stich obtained a $4.4 Mil­lion ver­dict in favor of his client and against a lim­it­ed lia­bil­i­ty com­pa­ny and its mem­ber for breach of con­tract and fraud. The case arose from an asset pur­chase con­tract gone awry. The court found that not only did the com­pa­ny owe the debt, but that its mem­ber com­mit­ted fraud, in obtain­ing the debt and issued the judg­ment per­son­al­ly against the indi­vid­ual mem­ber.

  • After a two-day jury tri­al, Mr. Stich obtained a jury ver­dict in favor of his client who was defend­ing alle­ga­tions of a breach of an agri­cul­tur­al ser­vice con­tract. The Plain­tiff was request­ing near­ly $200,000 in dam­ages. The jury dis­missed all of the Plaintiff’s claims and instead returned a $12,000 ver­dict in favor of Mr. Stich’s client, the defen­dant, for unpaid rent.

  • Mr. Stich, rep­re­sent­ing an out-of-state real estate mort­gage investor suc­cess­ful­ly moved to have a receiv­er appoint­ed for the mort­gage com­pa­ny who was ser­vic­ing the client’s loans in Col­orado, which totaled near­ly five mil­lion dol­lars. Pri­or to the appoint­ment of the receiv­er, Mr. Stich and the client deter­mined that the ser­vic­ing com­pa­ny had abscond­ed near­ly $200,000 of the client’s funds. Mr. Stich was able to obtain a judg­ment in the com­plete amount of loss to the client.

  • After a three-day jury tri­al, Mr. Stich suc­cess­ful­ly obtained a ver­dict in favor of his clients and against their real estate agent for breach of fidu­cia­ry duty. In this case, Mr. Stich’s clients retained a real estate agent to lease their prop­er­ty. The bro­ker did not pro­vide cer­tain dis­clo­sures con­cern­ing the ten­ants that she obtained. The ten­ants breached their lease and caused dam­age to the home­own­ers’ prop­er­ty. The jury award­ed Mr. Stich’s clients a judg­ment for their dam­ages, along with the attor­ney fees that they incurred to remove the ten­ants from their prop­er­ty.

  • While rep­re­sent­ing a shop­ping cen­ter, Mr. Stich obtained a $2,210,000 con­dem­na­tion award in Den­ver Coun­ty.

Health Care Experience

  • While rep­re­sent­ing both med­ical prac­tices and their doc­tors, Mr. Stich has nego­ti­at­ed and draft­ed cor­po­rate doc­u­ments includ­ing doc­tor buy-ins, buy-outs, and prac­tice merg­ers.

  • Mr. Stich has draft­ed and nego­ti­at­ed a num­ber of inde­pen­dent con­trac­tor agree­ments and employ­ment agree­ments on behalf of med­ical prac­tices, doc­tors, and their staff.

  • Mr. Stich has assist­ed a num­ber of physi­cians in retir­ing from their prac­tice.