Holland & Hart Announces New Practice Group Leaders

Holland & Hart Announces New Practice Group Leaders

Holland & Hart LLP today announced the appointment of new Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) for the firm’s Tax and Labor & Employment (L&E) practices, effective Jan. 1. Laura Dinan of the firm’s Denver office fills the Tax PGL role most recently held by Dave Crandall, who served since the group was formed in 2010. Bryan Benard of the firm’s Salt Lake City office fills the L&E PGL role most recently held by Brad Cave, who served for the past four years.  

Laura Dinan is a highly respected wealth transfer, estate and business succession planning attorney who has ably served the firm in a number of other administrative positions, most recently as the coordinator of the firm’s reduced time program. 

Bryan Benard is a well-known L&E attorney within the Utah market whose regional practice also reaches California. He has served the firm effectively in previous administrative positions, including being a representative on the firm’s management committee from 2012 to 2014.

“Laura and Bryan are both established leaders within the firm and demonstrate commitment to their clients, colleagues, and community with a vested interest in the future direction of the firm. We look forward to the continued success of these two practice groups under their leadership,” said Liz Sharrer, chair of the firm. 

“Dave has been a thoughtful advocate for the people and practices within the tax group, leading its members through times of steady growth and success. Brad has been a leader in the firm’s efforts to respond to the changing legal marketplace and has encouraged the group to experiment and adapt to the changes that are most important to our clients. The firm thanks both Dave and Brad for their accomplishments in these roles.” 

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Established in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full service, national law firm that today has more than 500 lawyers in 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes. Holland & Hart’s attorneys have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law. The firm was recently ranked No. 16 nationally among 300-plus law firms on BTI Consulting’s 2016 “Client Service 30” and for the fifth consecutive year was named to BTI Consulting's list of Most Recommended Law Firms by corporate counsel.


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