This article has been updated. The original post incorrectly identified Nicole Snyder’s office, she works out of the Boise office.
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Holland & Hart announced yesterday that the firm has named several new partners and has undergone a handful of leadership changes as well.
Twelve attorneys have been elected into the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1. The new partners work in several practice areas in seven of the firm’s 15 offices across the Mountain West and Washington, D.C.
The new Colorado partners are:
- Brenda Berg, of the Denver office
- Margot Edwards, of the Boulder office
- Sean Hanlon, of the Denver office
- Elizabeth Harding, of the Boulder office
- Michelle King, of the Denver Tech Center office
- Ashley Wald, of the Denver office
Berg practices in the Denver office as a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group. Berg provides insight to employers on a wide array of tax and ERISA matters affecting employee benefit plans. Berg’s clients benefit from her background in accounting and her experience working as a third-party 401(k) plan administrator. She advises mid-sized and large public and private companies, governmental entities, and professional service organizations.
Edwards practices in the Boulder office as a member of the firm’s private client practice group. Counseling clients on a wide range of tax and estate planning issues, her practice concentrates on tax and estate planning, wealth transfer planning, and charitable giving techniques. Edwards utilizes vehicles such as trusts, limited liability companies, and marital agreements to help clients achieve tax savings and meet family and personal objectives.
Hanlon practices in the Denver office as a litigator in the firm’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy practice group. Hanlon helps construction firms, real estate companies, and financial institutions resolve complex litigation in alignment with client strategies and goals through jury and bench trials, dispositive motions, ADR, and negotiated settlement. In addition to counseling prime contractors, lenders, and loan servicers, Hanlon handles a variety of general commercial litigation matters.
Harding practices in the Boulder office as a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Harding counsels clients in the cable television and entertainment industry on transactional and operational matters, particularly advertising and media sales. She negotiates licensing and other technology transactions for clients in the hotels and luxury goods and healthcare industries. Licensed to practice law in Colorado and the UK, Harding utilizes her UK qualifications to counsel clients on data privacy, compliance, international privacy strategies, and data protection policies and procedures.
King practices in the Denver Tech Center office as a member of the environment, energy and natural resources practice group. King counsels clients throughout the Mountain West to navigate the spectrum of electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and transportation regulatory and legislative matters that impact their industries. King also regularly represents clients in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies on nearly all aspects affecting utilities and their ratepayers, including rates, adjustment mechanisms, tariff provisions, resource planning, service quality, and reliability issues.
Wald practices in the Denver office as a member of the corporate practice group focusing on energy and infrastructure transactions with a particular emphasis on renewable energy projects. Wald advises clients at all stages of project development, including site acquisition and permitting, power purchase agreements, construction, financing, and operations. She advises clients in the purchase and sale of companies and assets in the energy industry, in particular related to solar, wind and natural gas resources.
Outside Colorado, the firm also elected Bradley Boodt, of the firm’s Las Vegas office, and Nicole Snyder, of the Boise office, to the management committee, appointed Brian Hansen, of the firm’s Boise office as administrative partner for the Boise office, and appointed Mona Burton, of the Salt Lake City office, to the role of practice group leader of the firm’s real estate, construction, finance and bankruptcy practice group.