Messner Reeves LLP Promotes Renee M. Finch, Heather A. Salg, and Matthew R. Sullivan to Equity Partner

DENVER, CO – February 26, 2019 –Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys to Equity Partner; Heather A. Salg in our Denver Tech Center, CO Office, Matthew R. Sullivan in our Denver, CO Office, and Renee M. Finch in our Las Vegas, NV Office.

A member of the firms Litigation Practice group in Las Vegas, NV Renee M. Finch represents insurance companies and specializes in sudden stops, staged commercial accidents and examinations under oath. Ms. Finch’s career began as a manager overseeing claims professionals at a major insurance company. Ms. Finch’s practice is devoted largely to defending corporations, insurers, and their insureds, in high-exposure cases in which claimed medical expenses and other alleged damages total in the millions. To date, she has tried 15 such cases to verdict, obtaining in each of them either complete defense verdicts or verdicts lower than the plaintiffs’ lowest settlement demand. Her practice also includes prosecuting civil actions involving insurance fraud and conspiracy among litigants and care providers. Ms. Finch also specializes in representing new and small business owners in structuring their businesses and ensuring compliance with local and state laws and risk management standards.

A litigator with over 20 years of experience, Heather A. Salg heads Messner Reeves’ Denver Tech Center, CO Office and primarily defends insurance companies and their insureds, as well as large self-insurers in Federal Court and District Courts throughout Colorado. Ms. Salg has tried over 50 trials and arbitrations to verdict. In 2013, Ms. Salg was invited to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization consisting of lawyers who have tried a minimum of 20 civil jury trials to conclusion. Of her many awards, Ms. Salg has been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009, recognized as a Top Lawyer by 5280 for three consecutive years, named annually to Super Lawyers’ since 2014, since 2017 she has been named to Super Lawyers’ lists of Top 50 Women attorneys in Colorado, and in 2019 she was named to Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100 list of Colorado attorneys.

Matthew R. Sullivan is a member of the firms Real Estate and Corporate practice groups in Messner Reeves’ Denver, CO Office. Mr. Sullivan’s real estate practice focuses on a broad range of real estate transactions including leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions of real estate, title review, workout and recovery agreements, foreclosure agreements, financing real estate, and other related contracts and legal documents. His corporate practice focuses on representing public and private companies, with a focus on entity formation, structuring, debt and equity financing, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance. He also represents a variety of creditors in loan agreements and bankruptcy matters, including handling Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proof of claim submissions and relief from automatic stay issues. Mr. Sullivan has expertise representing Restaurants, Hotels, Retail companies, Medical/Dental professionals, as well as banking and financial institutions.

“Heather, Matthew, and Renee embody our firm’s values and have been key contributors to Messner Reeves’ growth and success,” said Bryant S. “Corky” Messner, Founder and CEO. “These three individuals are great lawyers, team players, and leaders. I’m very proud of the hard work they have put into building their own practices and the outstanding service they provide to our clients, the firm, and the communities we serve.”



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