Ireland Stapleton Adds Two

Attorneys join in real estate, trial practices

LATERAL WATCH


Ireland Stapleton welcomed Charles Borgman and Jennifer Gilbert to the firm Oct. 10. 

Borgman is a real estate attorney who assists developers, investors, lenders, housing authorities and nonprofits in the development, financing and operation of real estate projects in Colorado. 

Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, he served as general counsel for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Gilbert is a former assistant attorney general who practiced in revenue and utilities and a former deputy district attorney in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District. She is a trial attorney with experience litigating criminal, regulatory, administrative and appellate matters. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

ASSOCIATE WATCH

Kyriaki “Kiki” Council joined Holland & Hart’s Denver office as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. 

Council most recently served as a law clerk with Judge (former Justice) Allison Eid on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her clerkship, Council was a 2L summer law clerk with Holland & Hart in 2016.  

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

JUDICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 5th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated five candidates for two district court judgeships created by the retirements of Judge Frederick Gannett, effective Jan. 1, and Judge Wayne Patton, effective Feb. 1. Nominees Catherine Cheroutes, Monica McElyea and Reed Owens, all of Breckenridge; Jonathan Shamis of Leadville; and David Taylor of Black Hawk were selected by the commission on Oct. 12.

The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of Judge William Robbins, effective Dec. 31. Nominees Andrea Koppenhofer, Darryl Shockley and Christine Washburn, all of Denver, were selected by the commission on Oct. 12. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Oct. 15 to appoint two of the nominees as district court judges for the 5th Judicial District and one nominee as a district court judge for the 2nd Judicial District.

Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at [email protected]

GOOD FOR YOU

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has selected Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell associate Chuan “CiCi” Cheng to its 2018 On the Rise list. The list honors 40 lawyers nationwide age 36 or younger for their exceptional work in the legal industry.

Cheng has handled cases in diverse fields, including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust, and business torts. Cheng served as a judicial clerk to Judge R. Brooke Jackson at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Cheng is co-president of the Colorado Pledge to Diversity, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the pipeline of diverse attorneys in Colorado through a flagship summer program that connects entry-level law school students with firms and in-house departments. 

Cheng earned her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and earned dual bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology and political science from the University of Georgia in 2009.

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