OBP News

Tim Odil Named a Lawyer of the Year

On December 15, 2014, Law Week Colorado named OBP commercial litigation attorney Tim Odil one of its Lawyers of the Year.  The honor is in recognition of Tim’s superior work this past year in both the trial court and the appellate court.  Congratulations Tim!

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC Welcomes Attorney Brandy Natalzia

Attorney Brandy Natalzia

Attorney Brandy E. Natalzia recently relocated to Northern Colorado from 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.  Brandy graduated, cum laude, from the University of North Florida, where she obtained her bachelor of arts degree in communication.  She obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she served as the managing editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review.

Prior to joining Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, Brandy was an associate attorney with a small law firm in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked as a legal project manager.  Prior to law school, she worked for a national homebuilder for whom she prepared and implemented a successful training program for new home sales and dealt exclusively with contract preparation and negotiation.

“We are excited to bring an attorney like Brandy on board,” says Timothy P. Brynteson, managing member of OBP’s Loveland office.  “Her background and experience will enhance our ability to serve the Northern Colorado business community.”

Brandy’s practice at the firm will focus on real estate and business transactions, including the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts and entity formation.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC welcomes attorney Christian J. Schulte

ChristianSchulteAttorney Christian J. Schulte is a long-time resident of Greeley, and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was awarded the National Merit Scholarship. Christian received his law degree at the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review.

Prior to joining Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, Christian was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Weld County District Attorney’s office. Over his nearly twenty years in criminal prosecution, he handled hundreds of criminal cases as the lead trial attorney, and he trained numerous other attorneys in criminal law and the art of trial practice. Most recently, he was assigned to prosecute white collar and other serious economic crimes, including mortgage fraud, embezzlement, securities fraud and financial crimes against at-risk adults, particularly the victimization of the elderly by those in a position of trust.

Christian has been a board member and board chair of A Kid’s Place, and a board member of Island Grove Treatment Center and North Range Behavioral Health. He has taught law enforcement, high school and college students, and the general public about constitutional law, attorney ethics, elder abuse, mortgage fraud and other topics.

“We are thrilled to have an attorney of Christian’s caliber join our litigation team. Christian’s trial experience and his previous focus on business issues and the financial exploitation of the elderly will serve our clients well,” says Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters.

Mr. Schulte’s practice at the firm will focus on complex commercial litigation, probate litigation and appeals.

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.