New Associate Attorney John H. Bernetich Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that John H. Bernetich has joined the firm as an Associate. John brings broad experience representing clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, with a focus on energy, environmental, and public lands matters. He helps clients avoid litigation by advising on compliance with complex statutes and regulations, and represents them in litigation when necessary.

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Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese PC Ranked Nationally and in Colorado by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

On November 1, 2017, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Rankings ranked Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese PC among the “Best Law Firms” nationally and in Colorado. In addition, eight attorneys were recognized as “Best Lawyers” in their fields.

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JD Supra Publishes “Small Business Focus: Employees and Independent Contractors” by Samantha Timmons and Bruce Rosen

Denver, Colorado (November 2, 2017) – On October 11, 2017 JD Supra published in its “Legal News” section Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese attorney’s Samantha Timmons’ article entitled “Small Business Focus: Employees and Independent Contractors”. The article provides guidance on hiring a service provider as an employee or as an independent contractor. The article points out that absent clear documentation, and behaviour consistent with intended roles, whether a party is an employee or an independent contractor may not be clear. Samantha Timmons’ practice focuses on Federal income tax matters. Please see full article below for more information:https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/small-business-focus-employees-and-26289

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New Associate Attorney Calli Schroeder Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that Calli Schroeder has joined the firm as an associate as of September 2017.  She brings a wealth of subject matter knowledge and is joining the firm’s Data Privacy and Security and Intellectual Property practices.

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Firm Co-Hosts CLE Event with ACC on M&A Issues

On September 25, 2017, the firm co-hosted a Continuing Legal Education course with the Association of Corporate Counsel at Coors Field on issues in mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions. 

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New Associate Attorney Eric P. Alpert Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado (June 8, 2017) - Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that experienced corporate attorney Eric Alpert has joined the firm.

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New Associate Attorney Devin C. Daines Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado (April 18, 2017) – Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C. is excited to announce that Devin Daines has joined the firm as an associate as of April 2017. Devin brings a wealth of experience and is joining the firm’s litigation and employment practices.

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JANETTE L. FERGUSON SECURES TRIAL VICTORY

Denver, Colorado (August 9, 2017) - On July 28, 2017, Janette L. Ferguson, of Lewis Bess Williams & Weese P.C., won a significant victory on behalf of Farmers Insurance Exchange and Mid-Century Insurance Company in a class action lawsuit that has been pending for 14 years. The case began in 2003 as a single class action against all major Colorado auto insurance carriers. The Plaintiffs alleged that that they were fraudulently induced into purchasing unnecessary uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage because the insurance companies did not inform them of a 2001 Colorado Supreme Court case that broadened the scope of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In 2006, the single class action was separated into numerous class actions against the different insurance carriers. The proposed class in the Farmers/Mid-Century action included over 250,000 Colorado residents and involved over $65 million in potential damages.

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Law360 Publishes “Expert Analysis” by Carlos Romo on Common Law Environmental Claims

Denver, Colorado (July 14, 2017) – On Thursday July 13, 2017, Law360 published in its “Expert Analysis” section Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese attorney Carlos Romo’s article entitled “Implications of Recent Nuisance and Trespass Cases.”

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Tax Attorney Samantha Timmons Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado - Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that experienced tax attorney Samantha Timmons has joined the firm.  “We are pleased with our new addition,” commented Director Robert Lewis.  “Samantha has the technical skillset and experience critical to our clients’ needs,” said Counsel Paul Ruttum. 

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Lee Fanyo Speaks about Dodd-Frank at the Energy Finance Discussion Group

Denver, Colorado (April 11, 2017) - Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese attorney Lee Fanyo presented on key concepts of Dodd-Frank at the Energy Finance Discussion Group.

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Energy and Environmental Attorney Carlos Romo Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C.

Denver, Colorado (February 2, 2017)- Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that experienced energy and environmental attorney Carlos Romo has joined the firm.  “We are proud of our new addition,” commented co-Managing Director Zeke Williams.  “Carlos has outstanding skills in environmental permitting and natural resources litigation critical to our clients’ needs.” 

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STEVEN IMIG PRESENTS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN MINERAL LAW FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS CONFERENCE

Denver, Colorado (September 16, 2016) - Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese attorney Steven Imig presented at a Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute held September 14-15 in Westminster Colorado.  The conference, attended by nearly 200 people, was dedicated to the topic of “Challenging and Defending Federal Natural Resource Agency Decisions.”

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Nine Lewis, Bess, Williams, & Weese P.C. Lawyers Honored as Best Lawyers in America for 2017

 

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Three Attorneys Join Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C.

Denver, Colorado (August 12, 2016)- Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese is pleased to announce that it has added three attorneys: Kelley McIlhattan, Doug Hoak, and Winter Torres.  “We are proud of our new additions,” commented co-Managing Director Bronwyn Pepple.  “We are fortunate to have found three lawyers with outstanding skills in areas that are critical to our clients’ needs.” 

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Janette L. Ferguson Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado (June 10, 2016) – Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C. is pleased to announce that Janette L. Ferguson has joined the firm as a Director and Shareholder, effective June 8, 2016. Janette has over 25 years of experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation and providing strategic counselling and advice for the efficient and effective resolution of disputes. She has worked with individual, small, mid and large cap market clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, commercial real estate, health care, insurance, retail, food and beverage, finance, oil and gas and mining.

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Lee Fanyo Speaks about Letters of Intent at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Conference

Santa Fe, New Mexico (May 12, 2016) - Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese attorney Lee Fanyo presented an article on Letters of Intent at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Conference on Purchase and Sale Agreements.

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DEBORAH SHINBEIN HOWITT TO PRESENT ON DATA PRIVACY AT WORLD TRADE DAY AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

Denver, Colorado (May 6, 2016)- Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese director Deborah Howitt Shinbein will present on data privacy and cyber security legal issues at two upcoming conferences.

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Bronwyn H. Pepple named Co-Managing Director of Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado (May 10, 2016)- Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C., is pleased to announce that Bronwyn H. Pepple has been named as a Co-Managing Director of the Firm effective January 1, 2016.  Bronwyn was elected to the position by unanimous vote and succeeds Charles W. Bess, who served in the role from 2001 until 2016.      

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David Ringelman Joins Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

Denver, Colorado (January 13, 2016) – Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C. is pleased to announce that David Ringelman has joined the firm as a Director and Shareholder, effective January 11, 2016. 

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