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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced today that four associates have joined the firm’s Denver office: Rafael Garcia-Salgado, Shane Griffin, Hannah Misner and Charles Smith.
Garcia-Salgado is a member of the bankruptcy and restructuring group. His litigation practice focuses on insolvency, including commercial litigation defending financial institutions and corporations, as well as corporate bankruptcy proceedings and creditors’ rights. His experience includes defending a large international bank in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the country’s history and representing the world’s largest bowling franchise as chapter 11 debtor from 2012 to 2013. He earned his law degree and M.B.A from Cornell University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Griffin is a member of the real estate department. His practice focuses on representing clients in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of various commercial properties, including office buildings, shopping centers and hotels. He also has experience in performing due diligence in real estate transactions such as title and survey. Prior to joining the firm, Griffin served as an associate and law clerk at Hassan & Cables and worked at Spectra Logic in Boulder. While in law school, Griffin served as a law clerk at Messner & Reeves and as a legal intern at Covidien RMS in Boulder. He also served as a law clerk at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and worked as a paralegal for DLA Piper in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University.
Misner is a member of the employment group. She counsels and represents clients in employment litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Misner was a judicial law clerk for Judge Shelley Gilman and Judge Anne Mansfield in Denver District Court, serving in civil, criminal and domestic divisions. As a judicial law clerk, Misner drafted over 100 substantive orders and jury instructions and observed court proceedings at all stages of litigation. While in law school, Misner practiced as a student attorney in the civil litigation clinic, where she represented indigent clients on employment and domestic matters. She also served as a law clerk at three civil litigation law firms in Denver. Misner is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and she earned her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.
Smith is a member of the real estate department. He focuses his practice on real estate development, land use, negotiating commercial leases, property acquisitions and dispositions, government relations pertaining to real estate and matters of due diligence and title issues. Prior to joining Brownstein, Smith was an associate at Zakhem Law, where he also served as a law clerk. Smith worked in Washington, D.C. where he served as national chairman of a multimillion dollar national political organization. He is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.