Christopher Balch
Partner and Firm Chair

BTI Names Balch, Carney, and Glivar Among 2017 Client Service All-Stars

The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. announced three Holland & Hart partners as 2017 "BTI Client Service All-Stars" for exceptional client service. Chris Balch, Elizabeth (Lise) Carney, and Dan Glivar are ranked among just 319 attorneys who earned this exclusive recognition from leading general counsel and legal decision makers.

A major transportation company nominated partner Chris Balch for his work in business, corporate, and finance. Based in the firm’s Denver office, Chris counsels clients through complex mergers and acquisitions and domestic and international financing transactions of all sizes. Chris represents venture capital funds, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies in a variety of investment, financing, and strategic transactions. He also acts as outside general counsel to a number of companies advising on a wide range of corporate governance issues and general business matters.

Denver-based partner Lise Carney was nominated by a global media & entertainment company for her work in IP and technology transactions. She assists clients in commercializing their proprietary technology and in obtaining rights to use third party technology. Lise has extensive experience drafting and negotiating cloud services agreements, software license and support agreements, data subscription agreements, equipment purchase and maintenance agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, as well as a wide variety of technology services agreements.

Nominated by a global media & entertainment company, Boise-based partner Dan Glivar was recognized for his work in telecommunications and technology transactions. For nearly 25 years, Dan has counseled small, mid-sized, and Fortune 200 companies on technology transactions, telecommunications services, software audits, and copyright violations. Dan was also recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star in the 2015 rankings.

BTI Client Service All-Stars, now in its 16th year of publication, is BTI’s definitive annual guide to the attorneys commanding the attention of general counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations.

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