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HOWARD J. BECK is a shareholder with Beck, Payne, Frank & Piper, P.C., in Aurora, Colorado. His practice includes commercial real estate, homeowner associations, as well as civil and commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. With his extensive background and experience in real estate, construction, construction claims (including public project bonding), partnership and commercial litigation, Mr. Beck has been lead counsel in a number of complex civil litigation matters, including appellate work. He has represented physicians and medical practices, such as leveraged transactions involving the sale of non-practice assets, and represents creditors in complex bankruptcy matters. Mr. Beck is a frequent presenter and author of continuing education programs. He has previously taught for National Business Institute and the Institute for Paralegal Education. Mr. Beck is presently a member of the Mentor Advisory Board and the Denver Law Alumni Council of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He has completed the advanced trial advocacy program of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Beck is a member of the faculty of Federal Advocates-Colorado, as well as a member of the American, Colorado and Denver bar associations. Mr. Beck earned his B.A. degree from the University of Nevada at Reno, and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Denver Law Journal.
CHRISTOPHER M.A. LUJAN operates his own solo legal practice, Empower P.C., where he specializes in criminal defense law, employment law, and small business support. Mr. Lujan served as the deputy director of safety for the city and county of Denver from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Lujan was named as Denver’s first deputy director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in the 60 year history of the office where he served from 2010 through March 2013. During his service in OHR, he developed and assisted in the implementation of an office wide reorganization which resulted in the improvement and delivery of human resources support to city agencies. Ever mindful of government’s financial responsibility to its’ citizens, Mr. Lujan worked with his colleagues to return over $2.4 million to the city’s general fund without imposing layoffs or service disruptions to OHR’s clients. He also served in the Denver City Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2010. In his decade of service to that office, Mr. Lujan served as an assistant director in the Litigation Section where he supervised the employment law unit. Before serving as a civil litigator, he worked as a prosecutor with the Denver City Attorney’s Office and the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, where his duties focused on the successful prosecution of drunken driving offenses and domestic violence crimes. As a civil litigator, Mr. Lujan successfully represented Denver city agencies and departments in Career Service appeals, administrative law hearings, EEOC complaints, personal injury claims filed in state court, and employment law cases filed in state and federal court. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Northern Colorado and his J.D. degree from the Northeastern University School of Law.
NATHAN G. OSBORN is an equity shareholder with Montgomery Little & Soran, PC, in Greenwood Village, Colorado. His practice is focused on real estate litigation, real estate transactions, and commercial litigation. He also helps numerous real estate and medical businesses by acting as their full-service corporate attorney. In addition to his work for clients, Mr. Osborn can be hired as an expert witness in cases involving real estate issues. He is licensed to practice in Colorado and Nebraska. Mr. Osborn represents a broad mix of clients but primarily handles matters relating to real estate title and access disputes, title insurance, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, leases, foreclosures, title agent negligence, liens, easements, real estate purchases and sales, real estate development, condominium conversions, real covenants, spurious liens, partitions, business formation, contracts, HIPAA compliance, real estate broker license complaint cases, and professional malpractice claims. He is also a trial attorney and has tried 38 cases in his career. He was also recognized as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star.
KENNETH B. PENNYWELL is an attorney with Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., where he practices in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, and attorney ethics. Mr. Pennywell formerly served as an assistant district attorney for the 1st Judicial District in Shreveport, Louisiana and served on the Colorado Supreme Court's Standing Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct from 2006-2009. He worked for seven years with the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation as a trial attorney, handling ethical violations on the part of Colorado licensed attorneys. Mr. Pennywell currently represents clients in Louisiana who sustained damages as a result of the British Petroleum gulf oil spill. He also participated in the mass tort action in Mississippi against Walmart for labor violations regarding hourly employees. Mr. Pennywell is a member of the Colorado and Louisiana State bar associations, and a former member of the National District Attorney Counsel. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.