Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

July/August Legal Affairs


The Butler Snow Foundation presented First Lady of Denver Mary Louise Lee with a $20,000 for her Bringing Back the Arts Foundation. The donation comes as the firm hosts a reception celebrating the official opening of its new CenturyLink Tower offices.

Plesko_LAMorehead_LACongratulations to Forrest Plesko, of Childs McCune, on his recent appointment to the The Colorado Lawyer advisory board. His three-year term will begin in July.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that Lee J. Morehead has successfully completed Leadership Weld County.

Brian Spano of Lewis Roca Rothgerber has been elected the chair of the Denver Board of Ethics and Jane Feldman, former director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, has been appointed to the Board by the Denver City Council.


Bensard_LAKaiser_LAMcCllelandKutak Rock LLP welcomes associates Anne Bensard, Ali Kaiser, and Jeff McClelland. Bensard joins the public finance group and serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on transactions involving the issuance of a variety of debt instruments. Kaiser joins the corporate group. She concentrates her practice on a wide variety of corporate transactional matters. McClelland joins the litigation group and concentrates his practice on commercial and civil litigation.

Smyth_LAWells, Anderson & Race LLC is pleased to to announce that Sarah Smyth O’Brien became a member of the firm. O’Brien’s practice centers on insurance litigation, including bad faith and fraud, insurance coverage, and construction litigation.

HereraCoan, Payton & Payne, LLC, is pleased to welcome Robert J. Herrera to the firm. Herrera’s practice focuses on all areas of civil litigation in Federal District Court for the District of Colorado. Herrera’s state court practice focuses on business litigation, breach of contract, breach of warranty, wrongful termination, real estate, property disputes and homeowner association matters.

RuhlMoye White LLP, announced that Amy H. Ruhl has been appointed vice-chair of the firm’s real estate section. Ruhl’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including development, leasing, real estate financing, and acquisitions and dispositions of real estate.

Husch Blackwell welcomes associate Jonathan M. Allen. A litigator, Allen has experience working with insurance, construction, employment, oil and gas, trademark, real estate, and general commercial litigation matters.

David R. Bennett joined Ritsema & Lyon as an associate.

Fennemore Craig announced two attorneys have joined the firm. David Schachter practices in the area of intellectual property and Steven Johnston practices in the area of litigation.

de-Jesus_LAShannan de Jesús joins Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC as a litigation associate. Her practice  will focus on all areas of real estate and business litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property issues.

Cordell & Cordell welcomes associate Rachel Palmer.

ZinnAlison Zinn joined Lindquist & Vennum as a partner in the trust and estate practice group.

Ritsema & Lyon is pleased to announce the addition of associate Margaret (Maggie) Wesley.


Landry_LAScott P. Landry is pleased to announce the opening of his new law firm, Landry Law, PC, which is located at 9896 Rosemont Ave., Ste. 104, Lone Tree. The phone number is 720-583-2143. Landry Law specializes in personal injury litigation, civil/commercial litigation, and subrogation.

Makameyer_LABeth Mankamyer is excited to announce the opening of her new law firm, Mankamyer Real Estate Law, which is  located at 3900 E. Mexico Ave., Ste. 300, Denver, CO 80210. The  phone number is 720-496-9893. Mankamyer’s email address is emankamyer@mankamyerlaw.com. The firm specializes in real estate transactions.

Hyde & Swigart is pleased to announce the opening of its first office, which is located at 1877 Broadway, Ste. 704, Boulder. The firm specializes in consumer protection, debt collection defense, and fair debt collection practices.

In addition to Treece Alfrey Musat PC acquiring new office space (see Bricks and Mortar section of April edition of The Docket), the general liability defense practice of Cooper & Clough, PC, merged into TAM effective April 27. TAM welcomes Jeremy L. Swift as a shareholder, Paul D. Cooper and Dan R. Christopher as of counsel, and Eric T. Lund as associate to the firm. TAM has also been elected as a member of The Harmonie Group.

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