Tai Palacio | Denver | Hogan Lovells

Tai Palacio

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance

Palacio Tai

Tai Palacio
Palacio Tai
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Tai Palacio is a trusted advisor who provides her clients with the experience they need, when they need it, while maintaining a personal touch. Her broad-based transactional practice includes lending and finance, private equity investment and joint venture, and leasing services for all facets of complex real estate transactions and across a broad range of asset classes, including hospitality, data centers, multi-family, seniors housing, office, industrial, and retail. Tai’s clients include public and private REITs, pension funds and pension fund advisors, private equity funds, other institutional investors, and real estate developers.

Through her commercial real estate finance practice, Tai assists her clients by efficiently drafting and negotiating complex loan documents, performing due diligence, resolving title issues, and closing lender- and borrower-side loans for commercial real estate projects. Tai’s private equity and joint venture practice includes advising on portfolio joint ventures, platform joint ventures providing for the acquisition of assets over time, and joint ventures in which one or more parties contributed properties. Tai’s commercial leasing practice includes representing both landlords and tenants in the leasing and management of retail, office, restaurant, and industrial properties.

Tai earned law degrees from both Ireland and America and brings a unique perspective to her real estate practice by helping her understand the influence of geography on the legal landscape. Tai continues to maintain her European relationships and enhance her knowledge of global real estate transactions to the benefit of her clients.

Passionate about golf and community, Tai serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Golf Association and is trustee of the Colorado PGA Reach Foundation whose mission is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by removing barriers to the game of golf.

Representative experience

Represented TBC Corporation in its agreement to divest its retail portfolio to Mavis Tire Express Services, through which Mavis acquired 392 Tire and Service Centers and 203 Tire Service Centers.

Represented a real estate investment management firm on a mixed membership and asset acquisition of a US$1.26bn industrial portfolio located in core markets throughout eleven states in the U.S.  

Represented a real estate investment management firm on a US$633m loan secured by industrial assets in ten states throughout the United States.  


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2017
  • Masters of Common Law, University College of Dublin Sutherland School of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Florida State University, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Golf Association
  • Trustee, Professional Golf Association (PGA), REACH Foundation, Colorado