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Super Lawyers Magazine Honors Lee J. Morehead from Otis, Bedingfield and Peters, LLC.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that Lee J. Morehead has been recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as a 2018 Colorado Rising Star.

The 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars’ lists recognize the top lawyers in Colorado based off a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their practice. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

“We are proud and gratified with Lee’s recognition as a Rising Star! We get to work with him and see his professionalism and excellent legal mind at work every day – it is satisfying to see this kind of recognition by his peers and clients,” says Partner Tim P. Brynteson, Esq.

Mr. Morehead, who practices out of the firm’s Loveland office, received his undergraduate degree in International Business and his master’s degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver. He graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School.

Shortly after joining OBP in 2014, he was selected to participate in Leadership Weld County. Lee graduated from the Weld County Leadership program and was inducted into the 2015 BizWest 40 Under Forty Leaders Honor Roll program. Mr. Morehead was voted one of Business Connect’s Top 20 Under 40 which recognizes the top business performers under age 40 in Weld County. In 2016 Lee was the President of the Weld County Bar Association.

Mr. Morehead’s practice at Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC focuses on oil and gas, general business transactions, probate administration, and employment law.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Jennifer Lynn Peters has been certified as a member of Lawyers of Distinction.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Jennifer Lynn Peters has been certified as a member of Lawyers of Distinction.

The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.   Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.

Widely known for organizing the 19th Judicial District Bench-Bar Committee’s Annual Nuts & Bolts CLE, now in its 14th year, Jennifer routinely gives presentations on real estate law, business law, and ethics. She also volunteers as a mediator for the Weld County courts, and was the recipient of the Weld County Bar Association’s Andrew Borg Award recognizing pro bono service in 2009. Ms. Peters was named a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine in both 2011 and 2012, and is a member of the board of directors of CREW Northern Colorado and the Weld Food Bank. Jennifer was inducted into the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame by the Northern Colorado Business Report. She was awarded a certificate of completion of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Leadership Program.

“It is a tremendous honor and I am humbled to be selected for this certification.   It is great to work with a talented and supportive team of lawyers and staff at our firm that make it possible for me to support our Northern Colorado community and provide such a high level of legal services to our clients,” said Jennifer Lynn Peters.

Lawyers of Distinction does not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if an attorney can be recognized as being within the top 10% of attorneys in the United States in their respective field. This designation is based upon the proprietary analysis of the Lawyers of Distinction organization alone, and is not intended to be endorsed by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association. Please see the website www.lawyersofdistinction.com for further details concerning membership qualification.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides real estate law and business law services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 16 attorneys spread across its two offices in Greeley and Loveland. For more information, contact Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that Brynne Gant joins the firm as a litigation associate.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that Brynne Gant joins the firm as a litigation associate.

She graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and earned her J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young. Before law school, Brynne worked for a firm specializing in family and criminal law along with real estate and business law. During law school, she interned for the Lehi City Attorney’s Office and the Denver District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Unit. She was Runner-Up in the school’s trial competition and was the President of multiple clubs. She comes to Otis, Bedingfield, & Peters after a fellowship with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office-Appeals Division and after working over three and a half years for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, most recently as one of the Special Victims Unit DA’s. She has handled over 40 jury trials, including everything from misdemeanor harassment to homicide. Brynne is also an artist of all sorts and enjoys writing, dancing, drawing, painting, and playing piano.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides a range of legal services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 16 attorneys spread across its two offices in Greeley and Loveland. For more information, contact Brynne Gant at bgant@nocoattorneys.com or Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or call 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

OBP has been named one of the fastest- growing companies in Northern Colorado!

OBP has been named one of the fastest- growing companies in Northern Colorado!

What are the fastest-growing private companies in Northern Colorado?

The Mercury 100 list is ranked by percentage revenue growth over a two-year period. The 100 companies are divided into five “flights” of 20, with the highest revenue earners in flight one. Those 20 companies are then ranked by their percentage revenue growth over a two-year period. The Mercury is compiled by BizWest’s research department and vetted by Anton Collins Mitchell. The top five in each flight were introduced at the event on 6/27 and OBP was in the top five in our category!

Clean Water Act Rule: Review of the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule Considerations for Moving Forward by: John Kolanz

John recently had an extensive article published in The Water Report (see link below).  He also spoke at CSU on June 13th on the Waters of the United States rulemaking at the 2017 Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference.  Way to go John!

Clean Water Act Rule: Review of the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule Considerations for Moving Forward by: John Kolanz

 

Kolanz, John A. “Clean Water Act Rule: Review of the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule Considerations for Moving Forward .” The Water Report 160 (2017): 1-31. Www.NEBC.com. Web. 15 June 2017.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce the promotion of attorney Brandy E. Natalzia to Senior Associate with the firm

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce the promotion of attorney Brandy E. Natalzia to Senior Associate with the firm. “This promotion recognizes the outstanding contributions Brandy has made to the firm, her exemplary work, and her commitment to both the firm and her community,” says Senior Partner Fred L. Otis, Esq.

Brandy is a member of our business and transactions team. She graduated, cum laude, from Florida Coastal School of Law where she received Class Book Awards for her work on Trusts & Estates and Transactional Drafting. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, cum laude, from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Brandy is admitted to practice in Colorado and Florida.

She is a former judicial intern for the Honorable Jay Cohen of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While in law school, Brandy served as the Managing Editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review and was the Chief Managing Editor of the Public Interest Research Bureau, a student organization committed to providing free legal research to underserved clients.

Brandy’s practice with the firm focuses on all areas of real estate and business transactions, including entity formation and contract drafting, review and negotiations.