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.

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.

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.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC welcomes attorney Katie Butler to the litigation team

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that Katie Butler has been admitted to practice law in Colorado.

Katie worked as a law clerk for the firm for about a year and she recently has been admitted to practice law in Colorado.

Katie graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, she was In House Counsel for CrossFit, Inc., where she managed a large international trademark portfolio and navigated the company in its business issues. While in law school, Katie worked as a student attorney for the Transactional Clinic, aiding nonprofit businesses with organizational legal issues. Also, Katie served as a law clerk to the City Prosecutor in the home of her Alma Mater where she prosecuted misdemeanors and minor felony offenses. She currently volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County.

 

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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 Katie Butler at kbutler@nocoattorneys.com or Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or call 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

Attorney Timothy R. Odil Promoted to Equity Member of the Firm

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce the promotion of attorney Timothy R. Odil to Equity Member. “We are thrilled to have Tim as our partner in our firm,” says Partner John Kolanz. “His hard work on the most complex litigation matters and his mentorship of our younger attorneys has made him a valuable asset to us and our clients,” adds Kolanz.

Tim is a key member of the firm’s litigation team. His practice focuses on disputes among private parties as well as disputes with local, state, or federal government agencies. He handles complex business litigation and appeals, government and commercial contract disputes, regulatory compliance, licensing disputes, and rulemaking issues, as well as employment law matters.

Tim was recognized as a Colorado Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by Law Week Colorado. The honor was in recognition of Tim’s superior work in both the trial court and the appellate court. Tim was selected as an honoree in the 2015 BizWest 40 Under Forty Leaders Honor Roll program. This program recognizes Northern Colorado’s top 40 young professionals under the age of 40, who represent the best and the brightest emerging leaders that make a difference in their companies, industries, and communities. Tim was also voted one of Business Connect’s 2016 Top 20 Under 40, which recognizes the top business performers under age 40 in Weld County. Tim has also been recognized several times as a Colorado Rising Star by Law & Politics, and he is a former board member of Rebuilding Together Metro Denver.

A Colorado native, Tim received his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. Tim began his legal career as a law clerk in the Weld County Courts, where he clerked for District Court judges J. Robert Lowenbach and Daniel S. Maus.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides real estate and business law services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 15 attorneys serving its two offices in Greeley and Loveland. For more information, please visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC attorney Nate Wallshein appointed to the board of The Matthews House

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that attorney Nate Wallshein was appointed to the board of the Matthews House.

The Matthews House is an organization that empowers young adults and families in transition to navigate difficulties on the road to self-sufficiency. Many individuals in the program do not have a significant support system nor the skills necessary for living independently. The Matthews House provides resources and relationships necessary for those to take control of their lives and shape positive futures for themselves.

“I am humbled and thrilled to serve on the Board at The Matthews House. The staff and volunteers provide much needed services in our community by empowering youth and families in times of transition, and by providing preventive, educational, and vocational training. The incredible support from northern Colorado residents drives our success and continues to strengthen our community,” said Nate Wallshein.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides real estate law and business law services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 15 attorneys spread across its two offices in Greeley and Loveland. For more information, contact Nate Wallshein at nwallshein@nocoattorneys.com or Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC congratulates Lee J. Morehead on becoming president of the Weld County Bar Association

Lee 120Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that on June 1, 2016 attorney Lee J. Morehead will become president of the Weld County Bar Association.

The Weld County Bar Association is a professional organization serving attorneys that live or work in Weld County, Colorado. The WCBA was first formed in the late 1800s, and held its first annual banquet in 1913. Initially consisting of three members, the WCBA now has over 250 members.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as the President of the Weld County Bar Association. I look forward to building on the great work of our past presidents by assisting our members in improving their practices, supporting the justice system, and helping the community obtain legal services,” said Lee Morehead.

Mr. Morehead’s practice at Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC focuses on complex real estate, business and probate litigation, and oil and gas matters.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides real estate and business law services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 14 attorneys serving its two offices in Greeley and Loveland.  For more information, please visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC attorney Shannan de Jesús appointed to the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors

1Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that attorney Shannan de Jesús has been appointed to The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors.

The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization, in its 105th season. It is the oldest orchestra in the West. As a board member, Shannan will help plan for upcoming seasons and help grow support for the orchestra. Shannan will also participate on the promotional subcommittee.
The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra provides captivating and uplifting programs for a great evening out. The longevity of the orchestra is a result of their commitment to providing wonderful performances.

“I am excited about joining the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Board of Directors and working with others who are passionate about giving back to the community, promoting the arts, and sharing their love of classical music,” said Shannan de Jesús.

Ms. De Jesús’ practice with Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC focuses on trademark and related intellectual property litigation, and business and probate litigation.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides a range of legal services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 14 attorneys spread across its two offices in Greeley and Loveland. For more information, contact Shannan de Jesús at sdejesus@nocoattorneys.com or Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or call 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC attorney Christian J. Schulte appointed to the Greeley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

christian-120x180 2Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce that attorney Christian J. Schulte has been accepted to The Greeley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The Greeley Chamber of Commerce is an investment organization that is driven to meet the needs of the businesses in our community. The chamber is a great source of information for assisting and promoting businesses.

The Greeley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors develops and oversees the implementation of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan. They identify policies and initiatives for the benefit of all Chamber investors.

“I am truly pleased to be involved with the Greeley Chamber, because it does so much to help our city thrive. It’s a great group of people to work with, and I’m looking forward to doing my part,” said Christian J. Schulte.

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Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC provides real estate law and business law services throughout Northern Colorado. OBP has 13 attorneys spread across its two offices in Greeley and Loveland.  For more information, contact Christian J. Schulte at cschulte@nocoattorneys.com or Jennifer Lynn Peters at jpeters@nocoattorneys.com or 970-330-6700 or visit www.nocoattorneys.com.