Emily Charlesworth

Emily Charlesworth

echarlesworth@lrrc.com vCard
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Emily is a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions group and her practice focuses primarily on finance, leasing, and real estate transactions. Emily routinely advises lenders in structuring, negotiating and documenting unsecured and secured financing transactions, including, asset-based loans, C&I loans, real estate acquisition loans, and construction development loans for mixed-use, commercial, hotel, multifamily, and low-income housing tax credit projects. Emily spent much of 2007-2010 counseling lenders and borrowers in loan workouts and restructurings, including pre-bankruptcy planning, foreclosures, liquidations and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Emily’s experience in all stages of a financing transaction makes her a trusted and valuable advisor for lender and borrower clients.

Throughout her legal career, Emily has acted as outside general counsel for banks and other financial institutions, providing advice on general banking, regulatory, real estate, lending and collections matters. Emily was a credit analyst and commercial lender for two national banking institutions before becoming an attorney. Additionally, Emily has extensive experience in complex commercial acquisitions and dispositions, and in drafting and negotiating leases, including ground leases, and retail, commercial, industrial and aircraft leases.

Emily is a Colorado native and is invested in giving back to the Denver community. Emily serves on the board of two local organizations, including Hope Communities, Inc., a non-profit organization providing affordable housing and program services throughout Denver. Emily participates in pro-bono legal clinics providing guidance to start up business and non-profit entities.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented lender in the acquisition, development and construction financing for a 400+ acre mountain community, including 250+ residential homes and other amenities
  • Represented construction lender in connection with the financing of several mixed-use developments utilizing tax increment and other third party funding sources
  • Represented lender in 4% and 9% LIHTC construction loan transactions
  • Represented lender in the financing of Denver’s Union Station
  • Lender’s counsel in the refinance of a $100 Million resort property in Vail, Colorado
  • Represented multiple national borrowers in connection with asset-based loan facilities, including several cross-border transactions with collateral and assets located abroad
  • Represented public authority in connection with the ground lease of several sites for redevelopment

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women CREW Denver
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program
  • Colorado Bar Association, Nonprofit Pro Bono Legal Clinic

Related News

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Promotes Six to Partnership
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced today the promotion of Trevor Bartel, Emily Charlesworth, Ian Fischer, Jamie Halavais, Georgia Hamann, and Matthew Park to partnership effective January 1, 2018.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber adds attorney to Business Transactions Group
Emily Charlesworth joins growing general practice firm in Denver


  • Colorado Super Lawyers - "Rising Star," Banking, 2019

Other Info


J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2006
B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2006

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Colorado
U.S. District Court, Colorado