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Gennaro DeSantis is a principal of the DeSantis Law Firm. He is a former partner with a Colorado based boutique real estate law firm, LottnerRubinFishmanBrown+Saul, PC, and prior to that was an associate with one of the largest regional law firms, Polsinelli Shughart PC. Tired of the bureaucracy of large and middle sized firms, Gennaro decided to apply those years of big firm skills and experiences to an entrepreneurial atmosphere. The focus of his practice is now client centered. By aligning his goals with the success of his clients, he further sets himself apart.

Gennaro strongly believes that if he invests his energy with his clients by focusing not on the minute by minute billing, but rather on the long-term growth potential and relationship building, both he and his clients will be much more successful in the long run. Central to this philosophy is Gennaro’s ability to offer creative billing methods that create win-win solutions for his clients. Those methods may include flat rate or project billing, traditional hourly billing, if appropriate or percentage billing. Keeping track of every minute spent working with a client is much less important than getting the job done, helping the client with an issue and helping foster the growth of his clients and their businesses. By taking a more involved approach to his clients’ businesses, he becomes more like a consultant than an attorney where he can capitalize on his ability to utilize his big firm experience and knowledge with small firm flexibility.

The DeSantis Law Firm specializes in complex real estate transactions, senior housing projects, 1031 exchanges, corporate law, securities, joint ventures, financing, business transactions, intellectual property (copyright, trade secret and trademark issues) and entertainment law.  Mr. DeSantis advises a broad range of clients, from start-ups to established organizations, in all facets of their business and real estate transactions including corporate formation, transactional documents and business transaction structure.  He focuses on his client’s business needs and works to achieve those business goals through his legal advice.

Representative transactions included:

cross Acquisition, disposition and financing of apartment buildings, office buildings and senior housing complexes.
   
cross Creative financing arrangements, including sale and leaseback facilities, mezzanine financing, start-up financing, syndications, land banking credit arrangements, and tenant in common financing.
   
cross Technology, video, internet, film and music production agreements and licenses.
   
cross Business acquisitions, dispositions and financing.
   
Mr. DeSantis received a B.S., magna cum laude, with distinction, in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University and his J.D. from the University of Denver, School of Law. 
   
Mr. DeSantis is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.  He is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and is the former co-chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Section.
   
cross Specialty:
  Corporate Law
Real Estate
Business Transactions
Intellectual Property
Entertainment Law
   
cross Lecturer: 
  Colorado Lawyers for the Arts - Business of Art Conference.
University of Colorado (Denver) – Music Business Courses -  Adjunct Professor
Art Institute of Colorado – Contract and Copyright Course - Adjunct Professor.
   
cross Co-Author
  Navigating the Music Industry – Current Issues and Business Models.
Hal Leonard Publications, 2003.




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  Direct: 303.885.3060      Fax: 720.306.8045      54 West 11th Avenue   Denver, Colorado 80204