Sherman & Howard Announces Kathleen Johnson Elected to Firm’s Executive Committee; Jessica Broderick and Kendra Follett Named Practice Group Leaders

DENVER, Colo. (January 5, 2022) – Sherman & Howard announced new appointments into the firm’s leadership ranks for three of its attorneys: Kathleen Johnson was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee that shapes its strategic initiatives and direction; Jessica Broderick and Kendra Follett were named Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) in Tax & Probate and Public Finance, respectively. In their new roles, Broderick and Follett will join the firm’s Practice Group management team, which identifies and implements strategies to enhance the service and value delivered to clients, and manages internal efforts to drive the firm’s culture forward.

“Under the stewardship and collaboration of these new leaders, we will continue our long history of leveraging our lawyers’ creativity, skills, knowledge and experience to resolve the challenges our clients face and to help them and our teammates succeed,” said Stefan Stein, CEO of Sherman & Howard. “Each of them joined our firm early in their careers and possess deep experience in their respective groups, giving them a great perspective into our culture, how to serve clients, and where to help grow our attorneys and staff.”

Kate Johnson is a member of Sherman & Howard’s Estate and Tax Planning group. Throughout her 15-year tenure with the firm, she has assisted clients with the development and implementation of tax-efficient strategies for the management and transfer of private wealth. A former Tax Practice Group Leader, Johnson continues to represent the firm in the community, serving on two nonprofit boards, and regularly speaking at events. On the Executive Committee, she will join the firm’s DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) taskforce to advance the firm’s work in this area.

Jessica Broderick will assume the Practice Group Leader role in the firm’s Estate and Tax Planning group, formerly held by Johnson. During her 13-year tenure with the firm, she has represented individuals and families in the development of their estate plans and provided advice on business, marital and charitable planning. In her new role, besides driving high standards of client service and revenue growth, she will spearhead recruiting efforts for the group, training and mentoring programs for the group’s junior attorneys, and professional development for the group’s staff.

Kendra Follett, a member who works in the firm’s Las Vegas and Reno offices, will become the Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Public Finance team. During her more than 25 years at Sherman & Howard, she has acted as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and issuer’s counsel in tax-exempt and taxable financings throughout the State of Nevada, working with state and local governments, universities, transportation systems and other entities that require a broad range of financing structures. In addition to advancing the associate training and mentoring programs in the Practice Group, she will support the continued collaboration within the group to provide our clients with reliable, cost-effective, innovative services and solutions for all types of public finance projects built by bonds and will monitor and advise clients on the changing landscape of financing opportunities.

About Sherman & Howard

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is an Am Law 200 law firm with nine offices in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, and New Mexico. Our attorneys provide high-quality legal and business solutions to a broad range of clients, including private, public, and government entities. We have extensive experience in aerospace and government contracting, infrastructure and construction, financial services, natural resources, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, consumer products and retail, and nonprofit entities. With over two dozen attorneys who focus exclusively on estate and tax planning and family and matrimonial law, Sherman & Howard also boasts one of the nation’s most respected private client practices. For more information, visit