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Nine Attorneys Elected to Holland & Hart's Partnership in 2019

Holland & Hart LLP today announced that nine attorneys have been elected into the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1. The new partners represent a range of industry and practice knowledge and work from several offices in the firm’s footprint that includes eight states and Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to announce the election of these nine client-focused attorneys to our firm’s partnership. They have each demonstrated a level of professional and personal excellence of which they can be justifiably proud,” said Liz Sharrer, chair of the firm. “They reflect diverse experiences and a commitment to innovation that is fundamental to the firm’s future and will enable us to continue providing the value and exceptional service that our clients deserve."

Tom Anderson – Denver, Intellectual Property

Tom manages a number of international patent portfolios, and prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications in the electronic, computer, and biomedical arts. Tom works with a variety of clients, from international corporations with some of the largest patent portfolios in the world, to smaller venture backed start-up companies just beginning to protect their intellectual property.

Adrienne Bell – Salt Lake City, Real Estate Development and Finance

Adrienne represents the real estate, land use, and development needs of clients in a wide variety of industries. She regularly represents real estate developers and builders, traditional and renewable energy companies, hotels and resorts, and healthcare companies. Her experience as a community planner and development director allow her to deliver valuable perspective and insight to help clients navigate obstacles, evaluate risks, and complete transactions.

Abby Briggerman – Denver Tech Center, Energy

Abby counsels clients through a broad array of electric, natural gas, and telecommunication matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory agencies. She represents large electric consumers, consumer coalitions, independent power producers including "Qualifying Facilities," and natural gas companies in rate and reliability matters, tariff disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and transmission planning.

James Crowe – Denver, Corporate

James advises entrepreneurs, operating companies, and private equity and venture capital investors in complex financial transactions. These transactions often take the form of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and out-of-court restructurings. James has extensive experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry, as well as in the oil and gas, business and financial services, aviation, and gaming industries.

Michael Dill – Denver, Corporate

Mike works with executives, in-house counsel, investors, and business owners to achieve their key objectives. He serves as outside general counsel to many clients and is a trusted advisor on capital-raising transactions, mergers, acquisitions, securities matters, and other strategic transactions. Mike's clients are located across the U.S. and range across various industries, with a focus in the energy, financial services, outdoor recreation, and technology industries.

Brian Hoffman – Denver, Commercial Litigation

Brian, an experienced former SEC Enforcement attorney, defends entities and individuals in government and self-regulatory organization investigations and proceedings before the SEC, DOJ, PCAOB, FINRA, and state AG/securities divisions. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and litigates shareholder, derivative, and commercial disputes.

Erik Lemmon – Denver, Real Estate Development and Finance

Erik practices in all areas of real estate, from simple commercial leases and sales to multi-use and residential developments and complex office, retail, and other projects. He represents developers of sophisticated mixed-use, residential, and multifamily developments and planned communities. Erik also represents lenders and borrowers in commercial finance transactions.

John Ludlum – Salt Lake City, Tax

John advises private and public entities on employee benefits and equity compensation matters in normal operations and mergers and acquisitions, including how to design and implement compensation plans consistent with market practices. He also identifies and analyzes the tax risks associated with all types of benefits and employment arrangements, ensuring compliance with tax and securities laws affecting employees and equity compensation.

Matt Ochs – Denver, Real Estate, Finance, and Bankruptcy

Matt represents financial institutions and private lenders in all aspects of real estate financing transactions and loan documentation, including acquisition, construction, permanent financing, and loan modifications. He offers a unique combination of real estate and insolvency experience to assist lenders and borrowers with loan workouts and modifications, in addition to special purpose entity considerations and opinions. Matt also provides day-to-day insolvency and bankruptcy counsel to corporate, oil and gas, mining, and renewable energy clients.

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