Colleen Gillis

Partner

I relish the challenge of getting local and government interests behind my clients' real estate projects. Sometimes it's just a matter of listening.

+1 703 456 8114
cgillis@cooley.com

Colleen Gillis' practice includes representing major developers and national, regional and local companies in all areas of land use entitlement, including office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, residential, hotel and large planned community projects. Her prior experience as a transactional real estate lawyer enables her to effectively and efficiently advise and assist clients on the nuanced interrelationship of entitlement, acquisition, financing and divestment during the life cycle of a given project.

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    Baking

Colleen is a Loudoun County guru. She works with such tenacity on behalf of One Loudoun and Miller and Smith that her role transcends one of being our lawyer, and she functions more as a full member of our team. – Bill May, Miller and Smith
Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 2000

  • University of Virginia
    BA, English and Foreign Affairs
    1997


Admissions & Credentials

Virginia

Memberships

  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

  • Urban Land Institute

  • Virginia Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Loudoun Business Journal: "Woman to Watch" (2017)

    Chambers USA: Band 2 (2016)' "Up and Comer" in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (2011 – 2013)

    Legal 500: Recognized for work in Real Estate and Land Use/Zoning (2016)

    Best Lawyers in America (2013 – 2017)

    Washington Business Journal: Power 100 (2016)

    Law360 "Rising Star": One of only six Real Estate lawyers in the country (2013)

    SmartCEO: Power Players Award, Washington (2014)

    Leesburg Today: "40 Under 40" Award (2013)


Contact

+1 703 456 8114 office
+1 703 456 8100 fax
cgillis@cooley.com

Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
14th Floor
Reston, VA 20190-5640