July 5, 2018 – Melissa Reagan, and Christian Hendrickson, Members in Sherman & Howard’s Litigation Group, were quoted in Magicvalley Newspaper, “Resident Appeals County’s Decision on Cellphone Tower” for their diligent work with a telecommunications client.
In April, the Twin Falls County Planning and Zoning Department in Idaho, gave approval for a telecommunications company to build a cellphone tower that will help give the community better cell phone coverage. Following the decision, a resident of Twin Falls, filed an appeal stating the decision was made even though the public expressed their concerns for the tower and the possible consequences it may have on property values and wildlife in the area. The appeal is currently under the review of Twin Falls County Commissioners office manager, Shannon Carter to determine if the appeal is complete. If it is decided that the appeal is complete, the Twin Falls County Commissioners will make a decision on the appeal.
“Our client recognizes and supports all citizens’ rights to voice their opinion,” attorneys Christian Hendrickson and Melissa Reagan wrote “But this opinion does not change the fact the application was Code-compliant, it seeks a Conditional Use Permit to construct a Code-compliant facility, and many others in the area want and need the service this facility would provide.”
Melissa works closely with her clients to formulate creative strategies to achieve the best result possible. Using her background in Marketing and Finance, Melissa has been advising clients for over a decade on business strategy, risk assessment, internal investigations and litigation analysis. She focuses a part of her practice on data privacy and security matters. Melissa is an invaluable member of Sherman & Howard. While maintaining a successful practice, she also serves as the Associate Coordinator for the firm overseeing the development and recruitment of the firm’s associates.
Christian is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on disputes arising out of commercial contracts, banking and financial matters, tort claims, and construction, business and real estate issues. He practices in state and federal courts and regulatory proceedings. Christian’s diverse litigation practice enables him to see disputes from many angles, promoting efficient, effective, and where appropriate, early resolution.
A combination of Melissa and Christian’s experience and representation of their client in this case, is one example of the client-centered focus of the Firm. Sherman & Howard utilizes the expertise of the attorneys to ensure there is a service to meet the needs of our clients. The Firm is dedicated to the continued growth of its members and associates to ensure the best interests of our clients.
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