Sherman & Howard Announces 5 New Members

DENVER (January 23, 2024) – Sherman & Howard is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys to membership.

“We congratulate each of these attorneys on a well-deserved promotion,” said Sherman & Howard CEO Stefan Stein. “Their election to membership reflects their commitment to our clients, the community, and the firm.”

The firm’s member class of 2024 includes the following attorneys.

Allison Burke, a member of the Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group, focuses her practice on insurance recovery and insurance litigation and helping policyholders obtain the coverage and benefits provided for in their insurance contracts. She also represents public and private entities and individuals in a broad range of litigation matters, including class actions, probate disputes, and real estate and commercial contract disputes.

Kathryn DeVries, a member of the Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group, focuses her practice on all aspects of family law and domestic relations. She assists clients in the context of divorce and legal separation, advising on a wide variety of private family-related matters. She often deals with complex child-related issues such as custody, visitation, child support, parenting time, parental alienation, and relocations.

Christopher Haws, a member of the Trusts & Estates Planning practice group, provides incisive counsel on all aspects of estate planning, trust administration, business succession planning, and estate and gift tax, income, transfer, and property tax matters. His experience also includes helping clients form private foundations, counseling clients on foreign and domestics assets, representing clients in federal tax audits and property tax assessment appeals, and resolving tax controversies.

Casey Lekahal, a member of the Public Finance practice group, represents governmental entities, underwriters, banks, and other participants in public finance transactions with particular focus on financings for special taxing districts and the issuance of tax-exempt and limited-tax bonds to finance public improvements necessary to support development.

Ryan Shaffer, a member of the Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group, manages all aspects of commercial litigation, from initial case assessment through case administration, discovery, and resolution via arbitration, mediation, written motions, or trial. His experience includes cases involving real estate, including disputes between landlords and tenants, evictions, foreclosures, and bankruptcy.

About Sherman & Howard

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