Stinson Leonard Street Opens Second Denver Office

The firm will maintain its current office in the Denver Tech Center

Stinson Leonard Street expanded nationally and in Colorado with the addition of a second Denver office and an office in Dallas.

In Colorado, Stinson will move into more than 7,000 square feet of space in the Independence Plaza building on 17th Street in downtown Denver. 

The firm will also continue to serve clients from its existing office in the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village with plans to add attorneys in both locations.

In Texas, Stinson Leonard Street and Lackey Hershman announced that they have agreed to combine effective June 1, which gives Stinson a new office in Dallas.

“This is an exciting time for our firm. We are in a growth mode right now and we are not done,” said Mark Hinderks, Stinson’s managing partner. “Adding this new space in a premium building in downtown Denver underscores our commitment to our many valued clients and our talented attorneys and staff in Colorado.”

“To strengthen our commitment to Colorado, maintain high levels of client service and accommodate our growth, we needed more room in the right place with the right features,” said Deb Bayles, managing partner of Stinson’s Colorado offices. 

“Our new space, located in a vibrant business and entertainment district, provides convenient access to clients and the courts, and allows our attorneys the flexibility to provide service from either of our offices. We are primed for growth.”


Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis has expanded its data privacy and security practice with the addition of attorney and data privacy expert Chris Achatz. 

KO’s data privacy and security team, which includes partner Dan Fredrickson, has experience advising companies on industry developments such as the General Data Protection Regulation. Data assets have also become a significant component of commercial agreements and mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to joining KO, Achatz practiced in the data group of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and he served as in-house counsel for IHS Markit, a data and analytics company. 

He received undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to law school, he worked as a software engineer. 

Achatz and Fredrickson are both Certified Information Privacy Professional. 

Achatz also serves as a Colorado KnowledgeNet Chair for the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


Ryan Nichols joins Holland & Hart’s Denver office as an associate in the firm’s corporate practice group. Nichols represents both public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies, regarding securities compliance, corporate governance and complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financing and minority equity investments. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, a master’s degree from the University of Denver and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


Denver DUI attorney Jay Tiftickjian has been elected president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. He will assume the role June 1.

“I am honored that my peers would trust me in this position,” Tiftickjian said in a news release. “Being the leader of the defense bar is a great responsibility, and I intend to exceed expectations in this role.”

Tiftickjian will be the first former prosecutor to serve as president of the criminal defense bar. 

The organization, which is associated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, was established in 1979 and provides training for the criminal defense community. It is devoted solely to representing people accused of committing crimes. 

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