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Northern Colorado law firms Bedingfield, LLC and Otis & Peters, LLC merge

Attorneys Fred L. Otis, Jeff Bedingfield and Jennifer Lynn Peters are excited to announce the merger of their firms effective October 1, 2014.  The combined firm, Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC, will be home to ten attorneys and ten support staff spread across the firm’s two offices in Loveland and Greeley

“This merger strengthens our business law presence with a team of attorneys who are perfectly aligned with us,” said managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters, who added:  “There are considerable synergies between the two firms.  We share a commitment to excellence, building personal relationships, and to Northern Colorado.  Combining will allow us to further that commitment and to serve our clients with exceptional efficiency.”

The combined firm will provide clients throughout Northern Colorado practical and solutions-based legal representation in real estate and business matters, including commercial litigation, appeals, employment, environmental, oil and gas, estate planning, business succession, and tax matters. 

“We have had long standing working relationships with Otis & Peters,” said member Jeff Bedingfield.  “We look forward to working together with them to offer our clients the added resources and expertise this merger brings.”

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC will be home to the following attorneys:

Fred L. Otis, Member

Jeffrey T. Bedingfield, Member

Jennifer Lynn Peters, Member

Timothy P. Brynteson, Member

John A. Kolanz, Member

Michael D. Stewart, Of Counsel

Timothy R. Odil, Senior Associate

Lee J. Morehead, Associate

Myles S. Johnson, Associate

 

Attorney Christian J. Schulte, will join the firm as a senior associate on October 16, 2014.

Attorney Michael D. Stewart joins Otis & Peters, LLC

Weld County Attorney Michael D. StewartOtis & Peters, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Michael D. Stewart has joined the firm as of counsel. 

Mr. Stewart is a native of Weld County, Colorado, an avid photographer, and a former partner of founding member Fred L. Otis.  He received both his business degree, magna cum laude, and his law degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Stewart is also a veteran of the United States Army. 

“We are excited that Mike has come to back to practice with us,” says Otis & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters.  “Working with an attorney of Mike’s caliber is of tremendous value to our clients and our entire team.” 

In addition to his work with Otis & Peters, LLC, Mr. Stewart serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the cities of Evans, Garden City, Gilcrest, and Platteville.  He was previously a prosecutor and later a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Greeley, and has taught real estate law at Aims Community College. 

Mr. Stewart’s practice with Otis & Peters, LLC focuses on all areas of real estate and business transactions.

 

Attorney Tim Odil Joins Otis & Peters, LLC Litigation Team

Attorney Tim Odil

Otis & Peters, LLC is pleased to welcome attorney Timothy R. Odil to our team.

Mr. Odil is an experienced commercial litigation attorney. A former associate in the Denver office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, a well-known international law firm, Mr. Odil began his legal career as a law clerk in the Weld County Courts, where he clerked for now-retired District Court judges J. Robert Lowenbach and Daniel S. Maus.

“We are excited to have an attorney of Tim’s caliber come back to the Northern Colorado community and join our team,” says Otis & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters.

Recognized as a Colorado Rising Star by Law & Politics, Mr. Odil has successfully defended entrepreneurs in business litigation involving claims of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, ERISA and employment disputes, regulatory and licensing violations, campaign finance issues, and numerous claims for injunctive relief. Among his notable engagements, Mr. Odil successfully prosecuted a declaratory judgment action against the United States government challenging the government’s erroneous claim of ownership of a contractor’s production line, and successfully challenged a Colorado county’s mining regulations. He also has significant experience in presenting his clients’ interests in rulemaking proceedings before local and state regulators in the power, mining, healthcare, and government services industries.  Mr. Odil has represented financial institutions and corporations in construction litigation, mechanics’ lien disputes, insurance disputes, and collection matters. He has also assisted banks and corporate clients in receivership and foreclosure matters involving commercial properties, and represented creditors, lien claimants, loan servicers, and receivers in related matters.

A native of Colorado, Mr. Odil received his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Traveling Team and the Transportation Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, where he minored in Entrepreneurship and Management. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits.

Mr. Odil’s practice focuses on disputes among private parties as well as disputes with local, state, or federal government agencies. He handles complex commercial litigation and appeals; government and commercial contract negotiation and disputes; regulatory compliance, licensing, and rulemaking issues; and employment law matters.