Daniel B. Markofsky


Mr. Markofsky's clients appreciate how he distills complex issues into well written agreements, clear communications, and well orchestrated transactions, all while bringing together the many different people, personalities and skills required for success. Mr. Markofsky is thorough in his approach, creative in problem solving, and committed to long-term business relationships.

Mr. Markofsky counsels clients on all manner of commercial and residential real estate. Properties include raw land, office buildings, shopping centers, single-family homes, condominiums and apartments. Issues include purchases and sales, leasing, lending, land use, zoning, home-owners' associations, construction, title insurance, boundary disputes, easements and surveys. Mr. Markofsky's experience as a real estate lawyer and developer bring a combination of skills, common sense and business acumen to your legal needs.

Mr. Markofsky also counsels clients on business matters including simple to sophisticated corporate transactions, business incorporation and entity formation, commercial lending, asset and stock purchase and sales, and executive employee issues.

Clients range from individuals and small and mid-sized businesses to banks and corporations.

Daniel has been in continuous active law practice in Denver since 1996. A native of New York City, Daniel was drawn to Colorado by the Rocky Mountains, fresh air and the outdoor lifestyle. Upon graduating from Cornell University Daniel moved to Breckenridge to pursue his passions for skiing and mountain biking. That one-season excursion on the way to law school turned into two seasons and a commitment to make Colorado his home. Attending Brooklyn Law School solidified that the Mountain West was home. Daniel transferred to the University of Colorado School of Law and matriculated in Boulder.

Mr. Markofsky first joined a general practice downtown Denver firm, and then a boutique Cherry Creek real estate law practice, where he was mentored by the late Ronald H. Thompson. From there Mr. Markofsky opened his own practice in North Denver. It was during that time that Daniel was honored as a Super Lawyers – Rising Star and conceived and developed an infill triplex while practicing law full time.

When not working, you will find Daniel active on civic issues facing the City and County of Denver with an emphasis on zoning and planning issues, including having co-authored an ordinance regarding re-zonings, as well as skiing, camping, exploring the West by Land Cruiser, taking pictures, spending time with good friends, traveling the world visiting family, and tinkering in the garage.


  • Commercial and residential sales and acquisitions
  • Title and survey research, analysis and curative actions
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Loan negotiations, representation and closings for lenders and borrowers
  • Lease drafting, negotiation and workouts for industrial, retail and office properties
  • Builder and developer representation
  • Commercial property owner representation
  • Condominium and Owner Association formations and HOA Representation
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Foreclosures
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Corporate Matters
  • Landlord/Tenant

Mr. Markofsky has represented parties in complex business transactions including:

  • Buyer counsel to $3.2MM New-Construction Aspen Condominium
  • Lender counsel to multiple golf course acquisitions/refinancings totaling $20MM
  • Seller representation in $1.05MM stock purchase agreement
  • Investor representative for $1.8MM Resort Development
  • Buyer counsel to $3.2MM new construction resort condominium purchase
  • Organization of 20 Unit Warehouse Condominium and 62 Unit RV Resort Condominium Development
  • Creation of private road owners association
  • Creation of business park owners association
  • Buyer counsel in $2.5MM shopping center acquisition
  • Homeowner Counsel in successful suit against predatory lender to stop eviction and foreclosure and restore client's title to home
  • Lender representation in SBA property and business acquisition loans totaling over $3.1MM
  • Seller representation in $2.5MM sale of Boulder, CO commercial property
  • Seller representation in $1.7MM sale of Lakewood, CO office building
  • Seller representation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved sales of "big box" properties in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, and Texas
  • Pro-Bono buyer representation of a nonprofit in $900M acquisition of Denver industrial property
  • Completion of $1.5MM development and construction of three attached single family homes in the Sloan's Lake neighborhood of NW Denver, CO

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996


  • University Of Denver, Daniels College Of Business, Denver, CO
    • Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management (non-degree student)
    • Coursework: Income Property Finance, Fall 2001
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO, 1996
    • Law Review: University of Colorado Law Review, Production Editor 1995-1995, Member, 1994-1996
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Bachelor of Science - 1991
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 – Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 1999 to 2004: Member, Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), including 2002 Board of Directors and Allied Member Chairman, 2001 Allied Member Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1997-2003: Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council Member
  • 1998 to Present: Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section Member
  • 1996 to Present: Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • 1996 to Present: Denver Bar Association, Member

Past Employment

  • Daniel B. Markofsky, Attorney at Law P.C., Denver, CO, 2003 - 2011
  • Thompson & Zall, LLC, Denver, CO, 1998 - 2001
  • Clanahan, Tanner, Downing and Knowlton, P.C., Denver, CO, 1996 - 1997, Summer Associate, 1995

Pro Bono/Community Activities

  • Co-Author of Denver City Council Bill 525, unanimously passed October 22, 2007, amending who may bring forth an application for zone map amendment and amending the requirements of an application for zone map amendment (Sec. 59-646 & 648 D.R.M.C.).
  • Member, Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation; 1999 - 2010
  • Treasurer, Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation; 2003-2005
  • Co-Chairman 2002, Co‑Chair-Elect 2001, Board Member 2001-2006: "Brokers Benefiting Kids"
  • Volunteer, "FEAT" (Four Wheel Emergency Assistance Team) in association with the Denver Office of Emergency Management; 2003 - Present
  • Member, Rising Sun Four Wheel Drive Club of Colorado; 1999 - Present