Former Denver City Attorney David Fine Joins Holland & Knight

Former Denver City Attorney David Fine has joined Holland & Knight as a litigation partner in its Denver office. Most recently, Mr. Fine was the managing partner for the Denver office of Dentons. He also served as managing partner of McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Denver office prior to the firm’s merger with Dentons.

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Brownstein Adds Ian O’Neill as Shareholder to Intellectual Property Practice in Denver

Ian O’Neill joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Intellectual Property practice group as a shareholder in the Denver office. His addition further strengthens the firm’s robust services in this growing area of the law. Brownstein’s IP practice is now one of the largest based in the Mountain West and includes more than 30 professionals who focus their practice on intellectual property, including litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark and copyright licensing and enforcement.

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Akerman Adds Transactional Partner Howard Gelt to Denver Office

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the growth of the Denver office with partner and transactional lawyer Howard Gelt. He builds upon Akerman’s core strengths in complex real estate and corporate transactions, and brings a new dimension of experience in economic development, transportation and project financing. With the addition of Gelt, Akerman expands the national footprint of its Real Estate Practice Group, one of the five largest in the country.

“We continue to see growing demand from clients for exceptional lawyers like Howard, who know the local market and who have significant experience in multi-state transactions and high-priority development projects,” said Richard Bezold, chair of Akerman’s Real Estate Practice Group. “We are very excited to begin working with Howard, who will provide additional business insights to our clients and help us forge meaningful relationships in Denver and beyond.”

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Tom Romer Joins Greenberg Traurig as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice

Thomas B. Romer joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office as shareholder in its Corporate & Securities Practice. Romer will focus his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, and business formation.

Romer has developed a successful domestic and cross-border transactional practice by using legal project management strategies to more effectively and efficiently manage complex transactions for his clients. Romer assisted Mexico Retail Properties and MRP Group, LP in completing the largest ever real estate transaction in Mexico’s history consisting of the sale of 49 commercial properties and the sale of MRP Group’s property management platform for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2 billion. As a founding member of an American Bar Association Task Force charged with developing legal project management tools for deal lawyers, Romer has helped to expand the use of legal project management strategies by other transactional lawyers.

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