Dan A. SweetserCBA-CLE
Daniel Sweetseris the Continuing Education Director for CBA-CLE and the Deputy Executive Director for the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Mr. Sweetser practiced law in Colorado, starting in 1986, prior to taking on his positions with CBA, DBA, and CBA-CLE in April of 2020. His practice ranged from multi-million-dollar business transactions to county court litigation. He played an integral part in the development of both Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, handling real estate and finance matters relative to those projects. Mr. Sweetser handled commercial leasing in the downtown Denver market and handled and closed numerous multi-million- dollar real estate purchase and sale transactions in Colorado. Mr. Sweetser worked court and jury trials in Colorado state district and county courts and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He also practiced in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado and argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals. Mr. Sweetser took a brief hiatus from private practice in 2005 and 2006 to assist one of his clients, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Mr. Sweetser is a past adjunct professor of Agency, Partnership, and LLC law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has been a frequent lecturer for CBA-CLE.
Mr. Sweetser was president-elect of the Board of Trustees for the Denver Bar Association at the time he took on his new positions. During his legal career Mr. Sweetser served as treasurer of the Denver Bar Association; a member of the Board of Governors, Executive Council, and Real Estate Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association, having served as chair of the Real Estate Section Council for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation; a member of the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado; a member of the board of AIA Denver; and a board member of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, serving on the Elections and Education Task Forces for that organization. Mr. Sweetser received the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee in 2019; was named the Colorado Lawyers Committee's Individual of the Year for 2008; was awarded the Craig Barnes Democracy Award by Colorado Common Cause in 2009; received the Special Recognition award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee in 2011; and was given the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado in 2013.