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/

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. 

Messner & Reeves proudly welcomes Caleb Meyer and Maclain Joyce to the Firm.  Mr. Meyer joins the Litigation Practice Group as Of Counsel after several years practicing at John R. Rodman & Associates.   Mr. Joyce joins the Corporate Practice Group after working at Vail Resorts.

Does your business have any employees?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new Form 1-9   
     

Please be aware that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new Form I-9.  Employers must begin using the new Form I-9 no later than May 8, 2013.  Key revisions include:

  •     Adding data fields, including the employee's foreign passport information (if applicable) and telephone and e-mail address.
  •     Improving the Form's instructions.
  •     Revising the Form's layout and expanding the Form from one to two pages (not including instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents).

A copy of the new Form I-9 can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of our labor and employment attorneys.

Congratulations to Bruce A. Montoya for being chosen to present at the Colorado Bar Association's Medical Malpractice Cases- Practical Advice and Winning Strategies program. Bruce and other distinguished trial attorneys shared their experience, expertise, proven trial tactics and winning strategies.

Messner & Reeves Bruce Montoya
Topics included:

    Screening & Evaluating the Case
    Preparing & Defending the Plaintiff's Case
    Depositions of Plaintiffs & Defendants
    Jury Selection Tips
    Demonstrative Evidence-Trial Tips and Traps
    Settlement Strategies

 

Messner & Reeves proudly welcomes Matthew Sullivan and Jacqueline Guesno to the Firm.  Mr. Sullivan joins the Real Estate Practice Group after serving as Corporate Counsel for Red Robin International, Inc.  Ms. Guesno joins the Litigation Practice Group after several years as a Public Defender for Arapahoe County. 

Colorado Gives Day

Give where you live (or work)!  Messner & Reeves is proud to be a sponsor of Colorado Gives Day, an amazing program that  increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For 24 hours, people will have an opportunity to give where they live.  How can you give? It's as easy as enjoying a happy hour drink!

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th from 4:30pm-6pm at the Wynkoop Brewing Company.  This is a great way to network with other community members and donate to a wonderful cause.

To learn more about Colorado Gives Day and the Cottonwood Institute visit: http://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org/cogivesday/

 

The 2nd annual Legislative Forum hosted by Messner and Reeves and The Wright Group Services was a huge success.  Over 80 members of the business community  gathered at Messner and Reeves to listen to guest speakers, U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner, CO Speaker of the House Frank McNulty and CO Senate Minornity Leader Mark Ferrandino, discuss topics important to business on a local and federal level.   

Between speakers, guests enjoyed appetizers and beverages while networking with fellow business leaders.  Stay tuned for details on next year's event!

We are proud to be sponsors of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute's "Rock The Research" benefit concert featuring Darius Rucker.   What better way to spend July 5th then in Vail listening to great music and supporting an even greater cause. 

 

Find out more about the concert and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute at:

http://www.sprivail.org/

June 2, 2012- Even Colorado’s unpredictable weather did not keep the crowds away from Messner and Reeves’ annual Block Party.  With a whole city block closed off, over 400 people enjoyed delicious food from Larkburger, Steve Snappin Dogs, Chipotle, Sweet Cow Ice Cream and Cake Crumbs.   With drinks flowing from Coors and Oogave Soda, friends and family members 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!

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For more Block Party pictures, visit  Messner and Reeves on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/messner-reeves/

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