2013 Wright Award
We are proud sponsors of the 2013 Wright Award, which showcases leaders from the Colorado lifestyle industries. This business-award competition charges award contenders with creating a 90-second video that conveys the company's core business proposition, vision and how Colorado has influenced their inception, culture and growth.
A committee of judges including partner, Steve Levine, will select a winner to receive $3,000. This is always a great event that celebrates Colorado's entrepreneurs and small businesses. To learn more visit: Something Independent/Wright Award.
Welcome new associate- Erica R. Siepman
Messner Reeves LLP proudly welcomes Erica R. Siepman to the Firm. Ms. Siepman is a member of the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups and holds a law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. Learn more about Erica Siepman.
Legislative Forum 2013
Join us and The Wright Group Services for an evening of good conversation and company. Local political figures and business leaders will be present to answer questions about the future of Denver and the state. For more information contact- Amber Holwell (303) 405-0480 or
Chipotle-Cultivate Festival 2013
The heat certainly didn’t keep the crowds away from Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival. City Park played host to the event that brought together chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and hungry crowds all working towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food.
The festival featured several musical acts including Cold War Kids, Denver’s own Air Dubai, Blizten Trapper, and more. Chef demonstrations included world-renowned chef Amanda Freitag (Iron Chef America/Unique Eats), Richard Blais (Top Chef), Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Nate Appleman, Joel Holland, and Scott Parker.
The festival also celebrated local and regional food with an Artisans’ Hall that featured samplings from an amazing collection vendors including, Teatulia Organic Teas, Little Man Ice Cream, The Real Dill, Backyard Soda Co. and many more.
Between all the festival activities and amazing food- Shophouse Rice Bowls, Gorditas, Cultivate Farmhouse Ale and more, we are already dreaming about next year’s event.
News Release-Messner Reeves LLP Expansion
We are pleased to announce the opening of Messner Reeves LLP offices in Los Angeles and New York City. View our news release to learn more about the expansion.
Derek C. Blass receives outstanding ruling from Supreme Court
Messner Reeves associate, Derek C. Blass, recently received an important order from the Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Blass handled the oral argument and briefing before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He also second-chaired the trial before the Denver County District Court. Planning Partners Int’l, LLC v. QED, Inc., No. 11SC961.
The case has importance in Colorado litigation as it determines that attorney fee apportionment is not mandatory when a court is awarding attorney fees provided for in a contract. The ruling keeps discretion and the award of reasonable attorney’s fees rightly in the hands of the trial courts. If the opposing party/Respondent, QED, Inc., would have prevailed at the Colorado Supreme Court level, it would have changed the way attorney fee provisions in contracts are drafted in our State, and would have taken tremendous discretion away from the state's trial courts.
Read more about the Court's Order.
Messner Reeves Block Party 2013
June 1, 2013- It was a perfect, sunny Colorado day for the annual Messner Reeves Block Party. With a whole city block closed off, over 700 people enjoyed delicious food from Larkburger, Slotted Spoon, Chipotle, Mad Greens, Stoney's, Sweet Cow Ice Cream and more. With drinks flowing from Coors, Peach Street Distillers, Spring 44 Distillery, Tingala and Oogave Soda, friends and family mingled and enjoyed music, while kids were entertained by bouncy castles and face painting. Good times were had by all- now let the planning for next year’s party begin!
check out pictures from the Block Party on our flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/messner-reeves/
"Rock the Research" 2013
The 2013 "Rock the Research" Silver Anniversary Celebration is right around the corner. We are very proud to be a headline sponsor of this amazing event. This celebration recognizes the contributions of Dr. J. Richard Steadman and benefits orthopaedic research and educational programs of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. For more information and reserve tickets, visit: RocktheReserach2013.
Five Messner & Reeves attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
It is with great pride that we congratulate all of our attorneys who have achieved recognition as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars from their industry peers this year. The fact that attorneys at our firm are receiving this honor year after year is a solid reminder that we are home to one of the best law teams in the city.
Please join us in congratulating our2013 honorees:
Thanks for making us all very proud!