​May 2, 2016​

​chfa names charles k. knight as new general counsel 

Megan Herrera​

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce that Charles K. Knight has been named its new general counsel. Mr. Knight joins CHFA as a leader in law, finance, and entrepreneurship. He has been a licensed attorney for 34 years.

”It is an honor and a privilege to join the CHFA team as general counsel at this exciting and challenging time. I have admired and respected CHFA’s work in affordable housing and community development since I moved to Colorado almost 20 years ago. I look forward to continuing this work so that everyone in Colorado has the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity,” said Knight.

As general counsel, Knight is a key member of CHFA’s executive management team, overseeing all aspects of CHFA’s legal and enterprise risk function, and leading CHFA’s in-house legal staff, internal audit and compliance. Knight advises CHFA’s board of directors and staff in all legal matters relating to the administration and operation of CHFA and its programs.

Knight succeeds the recently retired, Charles Borgman, who served as CHFA’s general counsel since 2004.

In his prior role, Knight founded Venture Law Advisors, LLC, a legal advisory firm representing emerging Colorado and California businesses. His experience further includes serving as a principal of Abaco Investment Group, a co-founder and outside general counsel of Main Street Power Company, Inc., and president and CEO of AmeriVest Properties, Inc. Knight served on CHFA’s board of directors from 2011 to 2015.

Knight also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver where he teaches classes in the Executive MBA program. Knight holds a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.