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Peter C. Kelley focuses his practice on the representation of equity investors and real property owners in senior and mezzanine financings, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate. In recent years, Peter also helped AIG SunAmerica establish a LIBOR-based floating rate lending program and has closed numerous transactions as lender's counsel under that program. He has experience in the formation of limited liability companies, partnerships and other joint ventures and those transactions have comprised the bulk of his practice over the years. Peter's transactional experience has involved a variety of product types, including hotel, casino, retail, residential, office building and mixed-use projects. In particular, he has considerable experience in complex reciprocal easement agreements, commercial condominium documents, vertical subdivision documents and CC&R's involving mixed-use and multiple owner projects.


  • Land development


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2009-2010
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Yale Association
  • Member, Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • Member, UCLA Annual Real Estate Investment and Finance Conference Planning Committee
  • Member, Yale Alumni Schools Committee


  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, 1986
    • UCLA Law Review, 1984-1986
    • Shidler Award, First Place, 1986
  • B.A., Yale University, 1981
  • California
  • Colorado