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Attorney Lee J. Morehead Selected for Leadership Weld County

LeeJMorehead_120x150Otis & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that attorney Lee J. Morehead has been selected to participate in Leadership Weld County for the 2014-2015 year.

Leadership Weld County was developed 30 years ago by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to educate participants in economic development, government, community development and natural resource challenges facing Greeley and Weld County today and in the future to better equip its participants for future leadership roles in our community. 

“Lee is extremely deserving of this opportunity.  It will enhance his dedication and commitment to Greeley and the Northern Colorado community,” says Otis & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters.  “Lee has been an outstanding addition to our firm.  We are not at all surprised that the business community is recognizing his natural leadership ability.”

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

Attorney Myles Johnson Joins the Otis & Peters Team

Attorney Myles S. JohnsonMyles Johnson is a graduate of the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado, where he received the Academic Excellence Award. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, where he was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 Carrigan Cup Mock Trial Competition.

Prior to joining Otis & Peters, Mr. Johnson owned his own law firm in Denver, Colorado. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Johnson served as an extern law clerk at the Boulder litigation firm of Gard & Bond LLC, and a legal intern at Centennial telecommunication company Verio, Inc. Prior to attending law school, he worked in his family’s business which provided point-of-sales equipment and training to merchants throughout Colorado. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Sam Cary Bar Association, and the Weld County Bar Association.

“We are excited to bring a graduate of the UNC Monfort College of Business back to the Greeley area,” says Otis & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters. “Myles’ passion for the law is infectious, and his talent for identifying solutions to complex legal problems is naturally apparent. He is a great addition to our team.”

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

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.

 

Otis & Peters, LLC Welcomes Attorney Lee Morehead

Attorney Lee J. Morehead

Otis & Peters, LLC is pleased to welcome attorney Lee Morehead to our team.

Mr. Morehead is a native of Greeley, Colorado, and a graduate of Greeley West High School. He holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and international business, and master’s degree in legal administration, from the University of Denver. Mr. Morehead received his law degree from the University of Vermont Law School, where he was a note editor for the Vermont Law Review.

Prior to joining Otis & Peters, LLC, Mr. Morehead worked as an associate attorney for Grant, Hoffman & Kamada, P.C. in Greeley, where he handled asset purchases, succession planning, trademark infringement issues, employment issues, environmental issues in real estate transactions, contract disputes, debt collection, and landlord-tenant issues, among others. Mr. Morehead has also served as an intern at the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Lee shares our commitment to Greeley and the Northern Colorado community,” says Otis & Peters, LLC managing member Jennifer Lynn Peters. “And he brings additional experience representing the local business community that helps round out our team.”

Mr. Morehead’s practice with Otis & Peters, LLC focuses on all areas of real estate and business transactions and related litigation, including employment law and environmental matters.

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.