Leif is an associate attorney in Jones & Keller’s litigation department. His practice is focused on commercial litigation, but his discipline is far-reaching. His background in corporate and commercial real estate transactions allows him to be both a litigator and a deal maker. His client base is an eclectic mix, and he has successfully represented his clients’ interests on a wide range of issues.
A former PGA Tour professional golfer, he is naturally competitive and isn’t afraid to take risks. His clients admire his directness and fierce approach. He is willing to tackle any legal problem and is extremely responsive to his clients’ needs. He believes that a deep-rooted understanding of his clients’ legal issues and the developments that affect them is central to excellent advocacy. Coupling that with unique, creative solutions in all areas of his practice helps his clients achieve their goals and overcome their legal concerns.
Prior to joining Jones & Keller, Leif was an associate attorney with Gennaro DeSantis Law Firm. There, his practice focused on corporate and commercial real estate transactions. He supported his clients’ various business and real estate development activities, including forming corporate entities, negotiating and drafting operating agreements and other corporate documents, negotiating and drafting real estate leases, and structuring transactions to comply with IRS regulations. Prior to that, he was a judicial law intern for the Honorable Ann Frick with the 2nd Judicial District Court of Colorado.
Before attending law school, Leif competed as a professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
Leif graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and he was the captain of the Duke Golf Team each of his four years. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree with a Corporate and Commercial Law Certificate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In law school, he was the recipient of the 2014 John Geocaris Fellowship and interned for the in-house legal department of Molson Coors Brewing Company.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- First Judicial District Bar Association