In Colorado’s election on November 7, 2022, Colorado voters took to the polls to decide the fate of several major revisions to the Colorado Liquor Code. Though Proposition 124 (expanding ownership of retail liquor store licenses) and Proposition 126 (allowing the delivery of alcoholic beverages through third-party service providers) ultimately failed, Proposition 125 appears it […]

Messner Reeves is excited to announce the induction of Bruce Montoya into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Partner Bruce Montoya Receives IATL Admission As a national commercial law firm, Messner Reeves has many highly successful and decorated attorneys on our litigation and trial team, led by Bruce Montoya. Mr. Montoya was recently bestowed […]

Why Attorneys Should Draft Commercial Real Estate Leases

Real estate leases can be complicated at the best of times, but commercial real estate leases can include additional clauses and considerations when it comes to drafting an adequate lease. To ensure that you have an airtight commercial real estate lease, it’s in your best interest to work with an experienced commercial real estate attorney. […]

Any sort of legal situation can be stressful, but when a business owner finds that the company they operate is on the receiving end of a lawsuit, the term “stressful” barely covers the reaction they may experience. You know the feeling if you’re currently in this situation. However, there are a few defense strategies you […]

Law firms conduct in-depth, complicated work and as such, it can be relatively easy for an issue or opportunity to slip through the cracks before it’s too late. To perfect the way the firm conducts business, paying close attention to the law firm’s KPIs displayed through data collection and analysis is a must. In general, […]

At Messner Reeves, we are excited to announce the addition of seven new attorneys to our Las Vegas office! Please join us in welcoming Edgar Carranza, Megan Wessel, Jonathan Owens, Karie Wilson, Ashley Walters, Alisa McAffee, and Tiffanie Bittle. Edgar Carranza, Partner Edgar Carranza joined us as a partner on October 3, 2022. He has […]

At Messner Reeves, we measure growth and success in many ways, including by our new hires. We are pleased to share that our offices in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Orange County welcomed new hires in October. Erica Deatherage, Partner (Phoenix) On October 3, 2022, our Phoenix office welcomed partner attorney Erica Deatherage. She […]

Messner Reeves proudly announces several 2023 Best Law Firm recognitions by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Three of these honors went to our Colorado offices, two to our Las Vegas office, and three went to our Phoenix office. While we are genuinely honored to receive these recognitions, our purpose is not to receive awards or […]

Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce that Of Counsel Alyson “Aly” Jaen received Law Week Colorado’s 2022 Barrister’s Best People’s Choice award for “Best Marijuana Lawyer.” The People’s Choice award is reserved for attorneys who score highly on peer reviews within their practice area. About Law Week’s Barristers Best Awards According to Law Week, […]

Messer Reeves proudly announces its 2022 silver-level sponsorship of the annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Gala dinner hosted by the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI). Although Messner Reeves is a nationally recognized firm, they believe in giving back and supporting the individual states and communities their attorneys call home. They are pleased to support the Colorado […]

The entire Messner Reeves team is pleased to announce that Jason Martinez has been promoted to non-equity partner at the firm. Jason works in our Las Vegas branch, having been with us since 2021. He is an asset to our firm, focusing his practice on the areas of: Appellate Insurance Defense Litigation Real estate litigation […]

Messner Reeves recognizes Denver partners Douglas C. Wolanske and Kate A. Bailey for their recent win in a seven-day medical malpractice trial involving a plastic surgeon. Overview Attorneys: Douglas C. Wolanske and Kate A. Bailey Office: Denver Venue: Colorado District Court In this civil matter, the defendant, a plastic surgeon, was represented by Douglas C. […]

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