Legal Affairs: May


The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation contributed more than $85,000 to 19 organizations in 2013. In addition, the team of 55 attorneys and staff at Bachus & Schanker, LLC, gave an estimated 600 hours of their time to support worthy nonprofits across the state. Since launching in 2009, the Foundation has donated nearly $350,000 to local nonprofits.

Perry L. Goorman, with law offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado and Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce that he was recently elected to the board of directors of the Scottsdale Bar Association.

TestJon R. Tandler, a shareholder of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, serves on the Board of Directors of Food Bank of the Rockies and Chairs its Audit Committee. For its fiscal year ending June 30, FBR distributed more than 46 million pounds of food and commodities through hunger relief partner agencies and FBR’s direct service programs.

MVL welcomes Leeah Lechuga as the new Rovira Scholar. Lechuga will also work as a part-time FLCP Coordinator.



AthanasiouElkind Alterman Hartson PC is pleased to announce that Joy Athanasiou has joined our firm as of counsel. Athanasiou’s practice focuses on immigration law.

Fennemore Craig announced the addition of four real estate attorneys. Allison Nelson leads the team, which includes Amy DeColibus, Lori Albert,and Rene Larkin.

Myles S Johnson_webOtis & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Myles S. Johnson has joined its team. Johnson’s practice focuses on all areas of real estate and business litigation.

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has added new associates Josh Neely and Greg Nibert. Neely’s practice focuses on transactional and regulatory matters in the oil and gas industry. Nibert’s practice is primarily focused on permitting and regulatory counseling in the fields of energy and oil and gas law.

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Monica A. Rosenbluth has joined the firm’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group. Rosenbluth focuses her practice on public finance, municipal bonds, low-income housing tax credits, government relations, real estate, and economic development incentives.

Wills & Wellness is proud to announce that Kim Ruddell recently joined Bonnie Bowles as a new partner.

The Harris Law Firm PC is pleased to welcome Sangeetha Mallavarapu and Karolina Kulesza to the firm. Mallavarapu and Kulesa each focus their practices on family law.


Kevin Murphy MVLKevin D. Murphy, Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ former Family Law Court Program Coordinator, finishes his work with MVL this month. Murphy would like to thank MVL, its board, and the talented volunteers for the wonderful 1.5 years of serving countless indigent clients. Although Murphy will move into private practice, he and his partner, James L. French, will continue to serve the underprivileged community by accommodating clients of modest means. The Law Firm of Murphy & French will practice in areas ranging from Family and Criminal Law to general Civil Litigation.

Thomas E. Goodreid, Paul M. Grant and Stacia D. Kuhn are pleased to announce the formation of Goodreid Grant & Kuhn LLC with offices in downtown Denver and Lakewood.

Mills & Weitzenkorn, P.C. is moving effective May 1 to 999 18th St., North Tower, Suite 1765, Denver, CO 80202. This is a big change as Denise Mills and Gina Weitzenkorn have been in the same location for the past 32 and 20 years respectively.



DBA YLD President Elect Beth Mankamyer and her husband Jay welcomed their daughter Hailey Grey Mankamyer. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

IMG_8007Colorado and Denver Bar Associations Sections and Committees Program Coordinator Andrea Mueller Arias and her husband Manny welcomed their daughter Aviana Elaine Arias. She weighed 9 pounds and 1.1 ounces and was 20 inches long.


In Memoriam

Richard P. (Dick, Rich) Daly, 69, Attorney, passed away March 21. Survived by daughter: Lisa, son: Greg, mother: Darlene, and siblings: Michael, Catherine, Theresa Casale, Laura Chapman, John, Christopher, Dennis, and Brian. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205.