Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

Legal Affairs ~ January 2016




Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that W. John Lischer has joined the Denver Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council. Lischer is a shareholder. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and trust and estate administration.

Benton J. Barton, a member of Hall & Evans, was elected to the Board of Directors of ALFA International at its recent annual business meeting in London. Barton formerly served as chair of ALFA’s Construction Practice Group.



Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC would like to congratulate law clerk Lia Szasz for receiving Best Overall Performance at the Colorado Appellate Advocacy Competition held at the University of Colorado School of Law. Szasz had the best combined performance in the written briefing and oral argument parts of the competition.



Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Steve Suneson has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (“AmCham Canada”) — Western Chapter, based in Calgary, Alberta.


Alderman Bernstein is pleased to announce that Amanda A. Bradley has joined the firm. Her practice will include both real estate related litigation, such as eminent domain and condemnation law, and real estate transactional work.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC has added two attorneys to its regulatory practice group: former Deputy Attorney General and former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher; and former Denver Department of Excise and Licenses Hearings Manager John E. Jennings.

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Michael Cheroutes will once again be working with the firm’s finance practice.



Kingsbery CPAs is pleased to announce that Christopher Denham became a shareholder of the firm. Dunham practices in all areas of taxation with an emphasis on estate and gift tax.

Fennemore Craig has expanded its office with the addition of two associates, Matthew Broderick and Ben Leonard. Broderick practices in the areas of professional negligence, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith, products liability and government entity defense. Leonard focuses his practice in real estate.



Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC has added William E. Henderson as an associate. Henderson’s practice will focus on business, real estate, healthcare and special districts law.

Laura Cerezo and Anna Minkinow have joined the finance and acquisitions department, and Kyler Burgi and Claire Mueller have joined the trial department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as associates.



Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, PC is please to announce that John Haas has joined the firm as special counsel. Haas will be continuing his practice in family law.



Kaplan Law LLC is pleased to welcome James Cordes to the firm as an associate. Cordes’ practice focuses on domestic relations and appeals.

Jessica Bednarz is currently working as an Independent Contractor for the Colorado Bar Association. Her responsibilities include updating the “Successful Business Planning: Representing the Moderate Income Client Toolkit” and consulting on other access to justice related issues.

The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations have also welcomed Sarah Hudson to their team. Her work lies in the accounting and membership departments.




Myles Johnson and Genet Johnson are proud to announce the creation of their law firm, Johnson Law Group, LLC. Their practice focuses on family law and employment litigation. The firm is located at 3773 Cherry Creek Drive North, Suite 575, Denver 80209.

The new address for the Law Office of Douglas Richards will be located at 1755 Blake Street, Suite 240, Denver 80202. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

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