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Richard C. Linquanti

Richard C. Linquanti

Of Counsel

Overview

Richard Linquanti practices primarily in law relating to land business, including finance, borrowing and lending side, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, business planning and implementation, front-end transaction structuring, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, land use, condominium, and mixed-use and master communities. Rich has a substantial background in public-private partnerships, governmental entities, and community nonprofit corporations.

Rich’s practice has also involved substantial work for government-related entities such as the Denver G-8 Summit Host Committee, Denver Celebration 2000, and nonprofit corporations including the YMCA, Catholic Charities, and Winter Park Recreational Association in Colorado.

As an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, he taught a real estate development seminar. Rich is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is board certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law by The Florida Bar.

Experience

  • Extensive work on compliance and exemptions under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.
  • Team leader and general counsel for the Winter Park Executive Committee to arrange for an operations and development partnership with Intrawest Corp. for Winter Park, a Colorado ski resort owned by the city and county of Denver.
  • Real estate work, including zoning, platting, contracting and community development, for Chaffin-Light, the Snowmass Co., and Snowmass Corp.
  • Financing, leasing, equity, ground leases, RTC workout, litigation and property sales for Western Equities Group at the Denver International Design Center (1988-1994) and the Colorado Trade Center (1988-present).
  • Equity, financing, intergovernmental agreements, litigation, equity sale and dissolution for Elitch Gardens Co., an amusement park sold to Six Flags (1994-1997). 
  • Denver Summit of the Eight Host Committee, the International G-8 conference of world leaders, including contracting, leasing, regulatory compliance, protocol, vetting policies, and fundraising (1997).
  • Asset acquisition contracting for Richmond American Homes, the housing development subsidiary of M.D.C. Corp.
  • Land bank financing for Great Florida Bank for Lennar Homes subdivisions in Colorado.

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Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019)
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate (2007-2008) 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (1995-2019)
  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Common Interest Community Committee
  • Colorado Bar Association 
    • Real Estate Section Council (1990-1996) 
    • Chair, Real Estate Section (1996) 
    • The Colorado Lawyer
      • Editor, Real Estate Law Column (1995)
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Condominium and Planned Development Committee
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) 
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership
    • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • Secretary and Urban Excellence Awards Committee Chair
  • Tampa YMCA
    • Board of Governance (2006-2009)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Denver 
    • Board of Directors (1986-2005) 
    • Chair (2001-2003)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
    • Board of Directors (1987-1992)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Overview of Federal Laws, ILSA and Federal Underwriting Programs,” The Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Law Board Certification Review Course (February 2019).
  • “Overview of Federal Laws, ILSA and Federal Underwriting Programs,” The Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Development Law Board Certification Review Course (February 2018).
  • “Condomania - What Colorado Can Learn from Florida,” Colorado Real Estate Symposium (July 2017).
  • “Condominium Construction Loans,” The Ins and Outs of Florida Condominium Law, co-lecture with Margaret Rolando, The Florida Bar (April 2017).
  • “Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act Update,” Lorman Webinar (July 13, 2016).
  • “Drafting Documents for Condos and Planned Communities,” ALI Audio Seminar (March 18, 2015).
  • “Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act: Ensuring ILSA Compliance, Avoiding Contract Rescission, Fines and Penalties,” Strafford Webinar (September 4, 2014).
  • “Drafting the Purchase Contract – ILSA,” ALI-ABA Webinar (June 13, 2013).
  • “A Summary of Recent Cases in the Evolving Interpretation of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act,” 30th Colorado Real Estate Symposium (July 20, 2012).
  • “ILSA Update – A Surprisingly Eventful Two Years,” Lorman Audio Seminar (May 23, 2012).
  • “Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act,” Real Estate Practice in Hard Times, sponsored by The Florida Bar (February 19, 2010).
  • “Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act:  Emerging Legal Threat,” Stafford Audio Webinar (February 04, 2010).
  • “What Every Real Estate Transaction Lawyer Should Know,” St. Petersburg Bar Association (February 01, 2010).
  • “Introduction to Exceptions, Exemptions, and Limitations in the Interstate Land Sales Fully Disclosure Act,” ABA Symposium for the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (April 2009).
  • “Contract Cancellations: ILSFDA [Disclosure Act] As Sword and Shield: Protecting Consumers or Destroying Developers?” 33rd Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, University of Miami School of Law (October 17, 2008).
  • “Structuring Resort Condominiums and Communities,” Annual CLE International Resort Development Conference in Vail, Colorado (August 8, 2008).
  • “Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act,” Colorado Real Estate Symposium, Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section's Annual Convention, Keystone, Colorado (July 17, 2008).
  • "Exemptions Under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act," Real Property Development Issues CLE, Hillsborough County Bar Association (February 16, 2007).
  • "Setting Up the HOA" and "Advanced HOA," CBA-CLE (March 2005 and February 2004).
  • "Patriot Act," American College of Real Estate Lawyers Annual Convention (October 2004).
  • "Real Estate Development," CLE International (May 2004).
  • "Developing a Village at Winter Park – A Resort Model," Real Estate Development Conference, CLE International (May 2003).
  • "The Intrawest/Denver/Winter Park Partnership Legal and Policy Perspectives," Gold, Mountain & Resort Development Conference, CLE International (August 2002).
  • "Not-So-Common and Common Areas and Other Creative Solutions to CCIOA Issues," 20th Annual Real Estate Symposium, Colorado (July 2002).
  • "The Purchase Contract for Development," Seventh Annual Real Estate Development Conference, CLE International (May 2002).
  • "Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners Associations in Colorado," National Business Institute (August 2001).
  • "The Purchase Contract," Sixth Annual Real Estate Development Conference, CLE International (May 2001).

Credentials

Education
  • Yale Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • University of Notre Dame (M.A., 1971)
  • University of Notre Dame (A.B., magna cum laude, 1970)
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Colorado State Courts
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. (1974-2005)
    • President (1995-2004)

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