Author of many articles and seminar materials including: SIDNEY B.
BROOKS AND ROBERT LANTZ, TRANSNATIONAL INSOLVENCY 101: A NEW GUIDE TO CROSS-BORDER BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS, 16 J.BANKR.
1 (October 2007).
Presenter at several CLE events and other educational events, including a presentation to the Sheriffs of the State of Colorado in 2012 on legal and compliance guidelines related to bankruptcy laws and state foreclosure laws.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS.
Marsh Inn of Court, Denver, CO.
Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.
Board Member, Sox Place - Sox Place is a youth homeless shelter in downtown Denver, Colorado (2010 - present).
In my role as a board member, I help manage multiple projects and programs including financial management and oversight, policy development, organizational development, quality management, resource acquisition and allocation, personnel and activities.
Cubmaster, Pack 119, Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, Timberline District (2010 - January 2014).
Under the stringent requirements of Boy Scouts of America, I am a trained leader and act in a role to inspire, motivate and guide Cub Scouts through mentoring and modeling high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others.
Highly valued and trusted attorney with over 20 years litigation experience in a broad range of matters in federal and state courts, including extensive first chair experience. I bring enthusiasm, pride and commitment to every aspect of my career, my personal life, and to others I work with and encounter in the world.
Attorney, budgets, developing business, c, oral, concise, consultation, clients, filing, financial, government, leadership, law, litigation, negotiating, Strong organizational skills, personnel, processes, profit and loss statements, real estate, reporting, research, telephone, time management, written communications, written, writing skills
Attorney, 04/2013 to Current Sender Wasserman Wadsworth, P.C – Denver, Colorado
Business consultation, including, among other things, (a) helping clients develop, establish or improve company-wide risk identification and assessment processes; (b) developing business priorities in the short-term, mid-term, and longer-term; and (c) developing capital and expense budgets, monitoring profit and loss statements, and assessing other financial concerns.
Manage and actively prosecute on behalf of our clients both offensive and defensive litigation matters, including all types of commercial, corporate, and real estate.
Manage and assist clients' compliance with discovery obligations.
Manage and actively participate in government and other investigations and audits in working with bankruptcy trustees and other governmental entities and quasi-governmental entities.
Establish, manage, and maintain litigation budgets for our clients.
Act as lead counsel in commercial litigation, including alternative disputes resolution, discovery, assessment of litigation risks, and effective and timely communication with clients and opposing counsel/parties.
Work as a member of a team in negotiating real estate transactions and corporate restructuring and reorganization outside of bankruptcy.
In working with strict deadlines, I perform well when there is a sense of urgency and I am able to maintain a presence reflecting patience and diplomacy both with clients and my staff.
Ability to adapt as necessary and establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, in-house attorneys, and members of the various business units.
Law Clerk, 10/1999 to 04/2013
Senior Associate, 05/1994 to 10/1999 Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C – Kansas City, Missouri
Practice areas included FDIC and RTC litigation, foreclosure, commercial litigation, real estate, corporate law, and general civil practice.
FDIC and RTC federal litigation around the country.
Worked with a teams throughout the United States and provided reports to the FDIC and RTC with detailed reporting and tracking of the various litigated items on a regular basis.
Strong organizational skills with a high degree of follow-through.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, which ability I maintain to this day.
Staff Attorney, 06/1992 to 05/1994 Office of the United States Trustee – Kansas City, Missouri
Managed a caseload of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the Western District of Missouri.
Acted in an oversight capacity to Chapter 7 Trustees.
Prosecuted matters of bankruptcy abuse.
Maintained the role of being the contact person for criminal matters to the United States Attorney.
Oversaw the administration of Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including conducting the initial debtor interview, meeting of creditors, and preparing and filing relevant and meaningful pleadings in the cases as needed.
Honors Program Attorney, 05/1991 to 06/1992
Bankruptcy JudgeUnited States Bankruptcy Court – Colorado
Assisted Judge in crafting clear and concise oral and written communications to the customers of the Bankruptcy Court and to constituencies in government and business.
Strong leadership role at the Court with personnel and in being a part of the leadership team crafting local rules of bankruptcy procedure utilized in the District of Colorado.
Excellent ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, in person, in writing, and by telephone to various constituencies.
Excellent research and writing skills, with the ability to provide clear and concise written and oral advice and opinions.
Strong time management skills with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and prioritize work.
J.D: 1991 Drake University
B.B.A: 1988 Iowa State University
OTHER INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Advancd/expert skier including most challenging/advanced terrain. Grew up racing on a small hill in Wisconsin, Wilmot Mountain, and through the CMSC racing program (http://www.skicmsc-racing.com/). I raced in a club organization throughout college, primarily at Buck Hill and places in Minnesota.
Avid hiker usually hiking over 20 miles a weekend and climbing a few Fourteeners each year.
The Aji Network, The LEIP Program 2010-2012
The LEIP Program is an acronym for "Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the accumulation of Power," which sums up the work done in this program. The LEIP Program is only offered to the top graduates of The Business Professional's Course.
The LEIP Program, among other things, focuses on ethics of power and trust in the marketplace.
The Aji Network, The Business Professional's Course 2008-2010
The Business Professional's Course is offered to business leaders and professionals to increase tactical and strategic knowledge to help them become more powerful and effective leaders in the marketplace.
In re Overland Park Financial Corp., 232 B.R. 215 (D. Kansas 1999).
In re Sahni, 227 B.R. 748 (D. Kan. 1998).
Gullickson v. Brown (In re Brown), 108 F.3d 1290 (10th Cir. 1997).
FDIC v. Schrag, 1996 WL 125624 (D. Kan. 1996).
In re H & S Motor Freight, Inc., 23 F.3d 1431 (8th Cir. 1994).