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Messner Reeves Welcomes Two Attorneys

Messner Reeves is pleased to announce that Douglas C. Wolanske and Ann M. Thompson have joined the firm’s Denver office and the Litigation Practice Group.  Mr. Wolanske is a preeminent Denver attorney with over 17 years of experience, including 30 trials in complex civil litigation.  The addition of Mr. Wolanske and Ms. Thompson strengthens and broadens Messner Reeves’ already deep trial bench.   Read more about Mr. Wolanske and Ms. Thompson, here.

Messner Reeves LLP- Las Vegas Office

We are very proud to announce the opening of our Las Vegas office!  The Las Vegas office will add to the firm's national presence and will allow the firm to provide the most comprehensive service to a wide range of clients.  The Las Vegas office will be led by experienced trial attorney, Mark Schellerup  along with an outstanding team of attorneys.  Read more about the expansion and new attorneys here: Messner Reeves LLP- Las Vegas

The Steadman Clinic and VERTS

The past couple of weeks have been exciting ones for a couple of our clients.   The Steadman Clinic made headlines when it received official designation as a National Medical Center within the United States Olympic Committee's National Medical Network, one of two centers. This collaboration will be a huge resource for Team USA and will help expand the National Medical Network.  Read more about this great honor and The Steadman Clinic - .

VERTS Restaurant Chain is taking Texas by storm with 10 stores in Austin, 4 opening in Houston and more slated for Dallas. Founded by two German business students looking to satisfy their craving for the street food they grew up on, these two entrepreneurs got to work educating Texans on the delicious kabep.   Their plan and hard work is paying off because Texans cannot seem to get enough of the kebap. Read more about this great duo and their plans for VERTS-

Bruce Montoya and The Colorado Chapter of ABOTA- Masters in Trial

Join Bruce A. Montoya and The Colorado Chapter of ABOTA for:
Masters in Trial- A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury Deliberations

Educating attorneys in the art of trial advocacy is a primary goal of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  The Masters in Trial shows how experienced trial lawyers conduct a trial.  All of the trial team counsel are ABOTA members and are well-known and highly respected in their fields. The mock trial demonstration is presented before a real judge and jury, complete with witnesses, experts and electronic courtroom visuals.  The jury will render a verdict with jury deliberations shown on-screen in the courtroom.    
Whether you are a novice or seasoned trial lawyer, plaintiff or defense counsel, no matter what area of law you practice, this program will assist you in your next trial and trials thereafter. Come and observe the best of the best trial lawyers as they demonstrate effective methods of opening, presenting lay and expert witnesses, and powerful closing arguments.

Friday, April 11, 2014
8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
City and County Building
1437 Bannock
Courtroom 466, 4th Floor
Denver, Colorado

For more information and to register:

Six 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 our 2014 honorees:

Bruce A. Montoya- Super Lawyers, Attorney Profile

Aaron N. Einhorn- Rising Stars, Attorney Profile

Derek C. Blass- Rising Stars, Attorney Profile

Michelle L. Harden- Rising Stars, Attorney Profile

Torben M. Welch- Rising Stars, Attorney Profile

Travis S. Uhlenhopp- Rising Stars, Attorney Profile

Thanks for making us all very proud!

Welcome Alex Beltz

Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce an addition to the firm.  Alex Beltz has joined the firm’s Denver office and the Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups.

Mr. Beltz represents clients in a multitude of areas concerning real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, purchase and sale agreements, acquisitions, and title review. As a member of the Corporate Practice Group, Mr. Beltz, assist clients with corporate transactions, corporate governance, contract drafting, and entity formation. Learn more about Mr. Beltz.

DSTILL- March 10th-16th

We are very excited to be a partner with DSTILL for the second year.  This is an amazing week full of events celebrating American small-batch distilling and craft cocktails.   Learn more about the events below and don't forget to buy your tickets!

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From March 10-16, DSTILL presents a weeklong experience of American small-batch distilling, featuring spirit tastings, craft cocktail events, and workshops highlighting top artisan distillers from across the country.

DSTILL opens the week with a series of workshops, panels & tours with distillers, bartenders and industry experts. These programs provide an informative look at the craft of distilling and a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the pioneers and innovators of the American craft spirit industry, including distillers, bartenders, journalists, and other supporting cast.

These educational programs lead-up to THE SHOWCASE, which will be held on Thursday, March 13, from 7:00-10:00pm at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver.

As the signature tasting event of DSTILL, The Showcase brings together over 40 artisan distillers from across Colorado and the U.S. for a serious celebration of American craft distilling and cocktails. The Showcase provides consumers and industry professionals alike, the opportunity to taste spirits from America’s top artisan distillers and sample an array of handcrafted cocktails from the barmen and women of the Colorado Bartenders' Guild.

A $50 ticket provides the opportunity to experience a true taste of American small-batch distilling with
distillers from the country who will be on hand sharing their spirits and stories. Proceeds support the Colorado Distillers Guild. Tickets available at:

The Showcase serves as the kickoff event to the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) Convention & Trade Show. This inaugural national ACDA convention convenes in Denver for two-days of workshops, keynote speakers and master classes for the trade professional from March 13-16, during the week of DSTILL.

The Showcase:
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Tours (Free):

DSTILL comes together only with the support from an incredible group of partners, sponsors, venues, friends and family. Pick one or two to include in your DSTILL conversations! Thank you, all!

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Messner Reeves Promotes Three to Partner

February 12, 2014
Messner Reeves LLP is proud to announce that Denise Clem, Derek C. Blass and Caleb Meyer have been promoted to partner.  Founder, Bryant S.” Corky” Messner commented, “Messner Reeves has very high standards to becoming partner. Partners are expected to be great lawyers, team players and leaders.  Also, a lawyer that has become partner has gained the confidence of clients by building a practice.  I’m very proud of the hard work they have put into building their own practices and the leadership they provide."

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Welcome new associate- Alex Wilschke

Messner Reeves LLP proudly welcomes Alex Wilschke to the Firm.  Mr. Wilschke is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and holds a law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Colorado College.  Learn more about Alex Wilschke.

Messner Reeves Welcomes Two Attorneys

Messner Reeves is proud to welcome two new attorneys to the firm.  Deborah J. Denenberg joins the Messner New York office and is an accomplished litigator who has tried numerous product liability and general liability cases in New York state courts. She has a wealth of experience representing clients in several key industries, including consumer products, drugs and medical devices, and construction. Read more about Ms. Denenberg.

Eric De Wames joins the Messner Los Angeles office, Mr. De Wames has found success in litigating employment & labor, premises liability, real estate, business litigation, professional liability, and complex appellate matters. He provides hands-on, thoughtful and efficient counsel with the goal of promoting effective and cost-sensitive results. Mr. De Wames has litigated hundreds of cases to completion including significant jury trial experience with successful verdicts for the client. He specializes in employment litigation, providing services tailored to client needs and priorities.  Read more about Mr. De Wames.


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