Armstrong Teasdale Adds Two in Denver

The firm added senior attorneys to its banking and finance practices

Armstrong Teasdale announced March 9 that the firm added senior counsel Sheri Kelly-Rabolt and partner Kate Schroepfer to the firm’s Denver office. 

Kelly-Rabolt represents national and community banks as well as finance companies in multimillion-dollar real estate transactions and foreclosures. Her practice primarily focuses on real estate and commercial loan structuring, loan workouts and restructurings and public trustee foreclosures. Kelly-Rabolt has experience negotiating, documenting and structuring syndicated and single-lender transactions, letters of credit and intercreditor arrangements.

Schroepfer focuses her practice on commercial finance transactions. With more than 20 years of experience, she represents lenders and borrowers in matters involving asset-based financings, cash flow financings, mezzanine, secured and unsecured acquisition and real estate financings, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine financings, recapitalizations and refinancings. Schroepfer’s experience also includes the disposition and acquisition of distressed assets and loans, lease negotiations, purchase and sale transactions, real estate and other complex commercial transactions. 

She received a law degree from University of Colorado School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.


Moye White announced March 9 that Brendan Leanos joined the firm’s business section as an associate.

Leanos represents financial institutions and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in debt and equity investments.

Prior to joining Moye White, Leanos worked in the New York offices of two international Am Law 200 firms. In both positions, he focused on leveraged finance and capital markets transactions, with a particular emphasis on acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations. 

Leanos received a law degree from Fordham University and an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is temporarily authorized to practice in Colorado pending admission.

Dinsmore & Shohl announced Tuesday that the firm added Patrick Sweet and LaWanda Houston as associates in the Denver office. 

Sweet’s practice focuses on litigation. His experience includes defending individuals and businesses in tort and contract disputes, including premises liability, construction defect, breach of contract, bad faith, negligence, product liability and strict liability claims. He has also served as second chair during trials in federal and state courts. 

He received a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri.

Houston’s practice is focused on intellectual property. Her experience includes conducting first-pass document review, preparing and prosecuting patent applications and writing detailed reports assessing the patentability of applicants’ inventions. 

She received a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University.

Davis Graham & Stubbs announced Wednesday that Kyle Holter joined the firm’s trial department as an associate. He is currently admitted to practice law in Colorado and New York.

Holter’s practice will focus on complex commercial litigation and appeals. Prior to arriving at the firm, he served as a law clerk to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Carolyn McHugh and to Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel. He previously worked as a litigation associate at an international law firm in New York.

Holter received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. During law school, he served on the board of student advisers as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing.

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