WEST POINT, NY (September 14, 2017) – Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan has announced a new multi-year contract extension for football head coach Jeff Monken.

Monken is coming off a historic year on the gridiron for the Black Knights in 2016.

In his third year as Army head coach Monken led the Black Knights to their first win over Navy since 2001 and won a bowl game for the first time in six seasons. The last time the Black Knights accomplished both feats in the same season was in 1984. The eight wins in 2016 were the most in two decades, when Army went 10-2 in 1996.

"Jeff has been the right fit for the Army West Point football team since his arrival and this extension is a natural progression." Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. "In addition to building a winning program on the field, Jeff and his staff, including our Officer Representatives, believe strongly in the academy's larger mission of developing leaders of character to lead the U.S. Army. We're excited that Jeff will continue to lead our football program in the years to come."

Last fall, Army ranked second nationally in rushing offense and ran for an Army single-season record 46 touchdowns, which eclipsed the 1945 national championship team. On the defense side, the Black Knights were consistently ranked in the top-10 in total defense and finished the year listed fourth in the nation in total defense.

"I want to thank West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan and the entire West Point community for their confidence and trust in me to be Army's head football coach," Monken said. "My family and I are humbled and honored to be associated with the world's premiere leadership institution and I am especially proud to have the privilege of coaching the outstanding young men that make up the Army West Point Football Brotherhood at the United States Military Academy."

Monken was hired back on Dec. 24, 2013 and is currently in his fourth season with the Black Knights. He sports a 16-23 mark overall and has led the Black Knights to five straight victories dating back to last season. In addition to last year's dramatic victory over Navy, Monken led Army to a thrilling season-ending 38-31 overtime defeat of North Texas in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Army is off to a 2-0 start with season-opening wins over Fordham and Buffalo. It marks the first time the Black Knights have opened their season at 2-0 in consecutive years since the 1979 and 1980 seasons. Army was won 10 of its last 15 games under Monken's direction. The Black Knights have scored at least 60 points four times during that stretch, marking the first time the Black Knights have accomplished that feat since Earl "Red" Blaik served as head coach.

"As we maintain the tradition, the history, and the legacy of one of college football's finest programs, we remain steadfast in our commitment to build leaders of character to serve our nation in the United States Army and beyond," Monken added. "This is an extraordinary place with amazing people and I am blessed to be the Head Football coach at West Point. BEAT NAVY!"

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DENVER, CO (August 11, 2017) – Messner Reeves LLP ranked 11th on the Denver Business Journal's list of Law Firms with the most Minority Attorneys in the Denver area as of October 1, 2016. 

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LAS VEGAS, August 7, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP welcomes Stephanie A. Mazzei to the firm’s Litigation practice group in our Las Vegas Office. Stephanie concentrates primarily in the defense of personal injury actions. Additionally, she practices in the areas of construction defect, professional liability, and contract disputes. She utilizes her detailed understanding of these niche areas to effectively navigate Nevada's statutory and case law framework. Whether she's protecting a business from a slip-and-fall case or educating jurors about liability for a personal, Ms. Mazzei provides an aggressive and thorough defense for her clients. She has the knowledge and ability to successfully resolve cases in the client's best interest.

DENVER, August 1, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome Haley W. Maglieri to the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practice groups. Haley is a Partner in the firm's Denver office. She focuses her practice on civil litigation involving labor and employment, construction defects, and general liability, including, premises liability and negligence. Haley represents both individuals and companies in complex and diverse matters and is highly regarded by her clients for her ability to assess risk and develop legal strategies that result in positive outcomes.

With regard to her labor and employment work, Haley is an advocate for individual and corporate clients facing allegations of unfair employment practices. She has successfully litigated matters involving harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and Title VII violations. She has a proven track record of handling employment claims in both the administrative process and litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Haley counsels employers on a variety of matters to aid in the development of policies and protocols that minimize risk.

Haley has broad experience litigating and managing all aspects of multifaceted litigation, including motions practice; extensive fact and expert deposition discovery; preparing and defending witnesses; fact investigation; document discovery; and the use of protective orders to safeguard proprietary and privileged materials. Haley has tried cases in both state and federal court and when the claims are complex and potentially confusing, she develops themes and trial strategies that engage jurors. She is dedicated to providing her clients with the highest level of representation.

 

DENVER, July 5, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome Deanne R. Stodden to our team as a Partner in our Denver office. Deanne joins the firms Banking/Financial Services, Corproate, and Real Estate Practice Groups. Deanne's practice encompasses all areas of real estate law, business law, banking law and creditor's rights. The majority of her legal career has focused on the representation of large and small financial institutions and other creditors in residential and commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, deficiency actions and real estate-related litigation. Deanne has significant experience negotiating and documenting loan transactions involving real estate. She drafts and negotiates leases, license agreements, cell tower leases and enjoys working with small businesses and entrepreneurs on entity formation, organization documents and contracts. In addition to her work, Deanne is active in the legal community and is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of real estate law and creditor's rights topics. Deanne is currently a member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee and is a liaison to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section Council. In addition, Deanne is the Managing Editor of the Colorado Bar Association/CLE Colorado Real Estate Practice books and collaborates with the other authors to teach the 13-week course in real estate law to new lawyers, paralegals and other attendees.

 

NEW YORK, June 26, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome Atienne Benitez to the firm’s Real Estate and Resturant and Hospitality Practice Groups. Atienne focuses her practice on retail leasing. She has extensive experience in counseling individuals as well as local, regional, and national commercial tenants in connection with the preparation, review, and negotiation of leases for retail locations in strip malls, enclosed malls, food courts and mixed use shopping centers. She has represented developers of franchises such as Dunkin' Donuts, Papa John's, PizzaRev, Retro Fitness, CycleBar and Pure Barre on all leasing matters.
In addition to handling commercial leasing transactions, Atienne advises clients in connection with the acquisition and disposition of real property.

She has also represented institutional lenders involving a variety of complex financing transactions with an emphasis on real-estate. She has extensive experience in connection with commercial mortgage-backed securities and mezzanine financing. In addition, she has also represented multi-unit franchise operators in the purchase and sale of assets, stock, and other equity interests.

 

DENVER, June 12, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome Jenny L Thornton to our team. Jenny is an associate in the firm’s corporate and real estate practice groups. Jenny concentrates her practice in commercial real estate and corporate business transactions, including commercial leasing, contract negotiation, and ancillary transactional matters in relation thereto. Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Jenny served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable David C. Higgs of Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court in St. Paul. Jenny incorporates the practical wisdom and procedural knowledge she gained as a law clerk to assist her clients in effectively and strategically navigating the legal process.

Community outreach has always been a priority for Jenny and she enjoys volunteering for a variety of local and nonprofit organizations. While living in Minnesota, Jenny volunteered for Wills for Heroes, a program dedicated to providing first responders, police officers, and their spouses a volunteer attorney to assist in preparing wills and other estate planning documents at no cost. Jenny hopes to facilitate the establishment of the WFH program in Colorado in the near future.

 

DENVER, June 5, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome Dara N. Keller to our Litigation Practice Group. Dara focuses her practice in health care litigation and regulation and general litigation. Prior to joining Messner Reeves LLP, Dara practiced civil litigation including workers' compensation defense and subrogation. She also served as an attorney with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) where she practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation with USITC Administrative Law Judges. Dara joins our Denver office, and is admitted to practice is both Colorado and Massachusetts. 

 

DENVER, May 31, 2017 -- Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to welcome three new Associate Attorneys to our Denver Office. On May 4, 2017 Ben K. Hand, Cheyenne A.E. Moore, and Gregory M. Janssen received passing scores on the Colorado Bar Examination. On May 30, 2017, all three took their oath of admission. The admission ceremony was held at the Boettcher Concert Hall, in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Hand and Ms. Moore join our litigation practice group and Mr.Janssen joins our transactional team.

All three associates participated in the Messner Reeves Summer Law Clerk Program, where they worked closely with attorneys to gain real legal experience beyond the classroom. Each was able to attend client meetings, negotiations, depositions, trials, and courtroom hearings as well as drafting research memoranda, motions, briefs, and a broad array of transactional documents. Messner Reeves strives to be different than other firms by establishing a long-term commitment to mentoring and developing our future Associates. We identify new candidates through various sources each year to participate in our Summer Clerk Program. Our interview process is extensive and includes three rounds of panel interviews with multiple attorneys at the firm ranging from Associates to Partners, as well as the firm’s founder and CEO, Corky Messner. Finalists are sent formal offers to join our Summer Law Clerk Program which includes eight weeks of summer experience, and a full-time, permanent Associate position with the firm following graduation, pending bar results.

 

LAS VEGAS, NV (APRIL 24, 2017) – Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce Kristina C. Kirigin has joined our Las Vegas office as a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Kristina C. Kirigan was born and raised in Las Vegas. While attending college at University of Utah, she started working for a custody evaluator, which led her to the practice of family law. She returned to her hometown to attend law school at William S. Boyd School of Law. Since graduating from law school, Kristina has always focused on family law, while honing her skills in criminal defense and estate planning. She is an experienced family law trial attorney, who prides herself on getting the best results for her clients. In her free time, Kristina enjoys snowboarding and spending time with her family. 

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