Law Firm Updates
On Dec. 16, Holland & Hart announced leadership updates effective Jan. 1, 2022 at offices across the county including several in Colorado. Boulder partner Chris Gunlikson was elected as the firm’s regional representative for the management committee. Gunlikson works with clients throughout real estate development and finance processes in a range of property types. Kylie Crandall, a partner at the Boulder office, was appointed as the office’s administrative partner. Crandall has a diverse practice with focuses on real estate, water and related project development. Aspen partner Meghan Winokur was appointed as the office’s administrative partner. Winokur brings experience in water rights, real estate development and land use planning to support clients.
International firm Clark Hill PLC announced on Dec. 20 that Ed Hopkins joined the firm’s Denver office as a member. Hopkins’ practice focuses on cyber risk mitigation and data protection, incident preparedness and response and regulatory requirement compliance. He joins Clark Hill’s cybersecurity, data protection and privacy practice. Hopkins is a U.S. Air Force veteran and earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy. He is a University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law graduate and a 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals information privacy fellow.
On Dec. 20, Colorado-founded firm Moye White LLP announced Chris McCall joined its business section as a partner. McCall returned to Moye White where he was hired as an associate in 2018 then left to work as in-house counsel for a large CBD company. At Moye White, McCall handles a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters and offers legal services throughout a client’s corporate life cycle. He is a magna cum laude Georgetown University Law Center Graduate.
Gov. Jared Polis announced new appointments to boards and commissions across the state on Dec. 21.
The governor appointed commissioners to judicial performance commissions across the state. All new appointees’ terms expire on Nov. 30, 2025.
- William Flowers, a non-attorney from Fort Collins, was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Performance Commission.
- Dedria Johnson, a non-attorney from Fort Collins, was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Performance Commission.
- Tisha Mauro, a non-attorney from Pueblo, was appointed to the Tenth Judicial District Performance Commission.
- Edward Perry, a non-attorney from Pueblo, was appointed to the Tenth Judicial District Performance Commission.
- Shanna Ganne, a non-attorney from Granby, was reappointed to the 14th Judicial District Performance Commission.
- Mary Jo Tallman, a non-attorney from Brandon, was reappointed to the 15th Judicial Performance Commission.
- Karl Kurtz, a non-attorney from Longmont, was reappointed to the 20th Judicial Performance Commission.
- Lowell “Steven” Moravetz, a non-attorney from Longmont, was reappointed to the 20th Judicial Performance Commission.
Lakewood attorney Spencer Crona was appointed to the Office of Public Guardianship, which provides guardianship services to certain indigent and incapacitated adults. Crona’s term expires on Nov. 1, 2025.
On Dec. 22, the Colorado Judicial Branch announced an upcoming district judge vacancy for the Sixth Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge William Herringer. The vacancy will be effective March 9, 2022. Qualified applicants must apply for the position, which covers Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties, by Jan. 20, 2022.
The Colorado Judicial Branch announced an upcoming vacancy in the 14th Judicial District for a Routt County Judge on Dec. 23. The vacancy will occur on March 7, 2022 and was created by the retirement of Judge James Garrecht. Qualified applicants must apply by Jan. 18, 2022 for consideration.
Movers and Shakers
Earlier this month, regional firm Sherman & Howard announced it moved its Denver office. The new location at Block 162, a new skyscraper in Denver’s central business district, is half the size of its previous office but the office staff enjoy its layout and features, according to Sherman & Howard CEO Greg Densen.
Denver-based attorney Amy Kiefer Hansen from Polsinelli was recognized for her work in real estate law, the national firm announced on Dec. 17. Kiefer Hansen received a Connect CRE 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Award for the Phoenix and Southwest region. Kiefer Hansen is Polsinelli’s real estate practice chair and assists clients developing raw land or underutilized properties in multiple states in a range of sectors.