Moye White Changes Gears in Practice Section Leadership

by Rebecca Voorhees

Moye White is welcoming change to its practice section leadership as it promotes three new people to lead roles in its business and trial sections.

Partner Kelly Reiman, a 30-year business, tax and real estate veteran, was appointed co-chair of the firm’s business section.

Reiman counsels domestic and international owners, entrepreneurs, private equity groups and investors on business and real estate matters and transactions.

In addition, he represents clients in real estate, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, ecommerce, health care, food service and financial services. Reiman will be joining partner Trish Rogers who was appointed in 2013.

Partners Paul Franke and Dean Richardson were named chair and vice-chair of the firm’s trial section. As a 30-year veteran to trial work, Franke has extensive experience in a wide variety of issues including complex financial litigation, commercial and contractual disputes, banking and real estate. He represents a wide variety of commercial clients including corporations, insurance companies, savings banks, commercial and national banks, mortgage companies, limited liability companies and partnerships.

“My goal and desire was to build and grow the litigation group to match up with the business lawyers’ team,” Franke said.

Richardson’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in commercial, cannabis, trade secret, real estate and franchise disputes.

He provides counsel in business torts, contracts, securities, director and offi cer defense and franchise law cases. In addition, Richardson also protects and enforces client interests in shareholder disputes and situations involving breach of fiduciary duty.

“He is an up and coming trial lawyer in our firm as a junior partner,” Franke said. “I think it’s in recognition of his skill set.”

The real estate section of the firm will remain constant with partners Amy Ruhl and Jennifer Stenmanre-appointed as co-chairs. Ruhl specializes in advising developers on the development on master planned communities and condominiums with respect to community structure and formation under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act.

Stenman focuses on providing legal services for all aspects of lease negotiation and drafting for office, warehouse and retail transactions.