HBC joins "10 FOR CHANGE" Challenge

HBC is a member of “10 FOR CHANGE” in which Boulder businesses have challenged each other to reduce their use of energy and to promote recycling of office equipment, paper products, water and other resources.  10 FOR CHANGE is a voluntary program operating under the auspices of the City of Boulder.  Its goals are consistent with the action plan independently adopted by HBC.  Go to http://www.10forchange.net/index.php for more information.

 HBC is also participating in the multi-week Sustainable Systems at Work roundtable offered by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.  That program examines characteristics of sustainability and technologies and strategies to achieve sustainability in the workplace.

HBC ranked among First Tier law firms in Colorado by U.S. News

HBC received a “First Tier” ranking among all law firms in Colorado in the inaugural “Best Law Firms” publication by U.S. News in the practice areas of Construction law, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice law and Trusts and Estates law.  In preparing its rankings, U.S. News and “Best Lawyers” surveyed thousands of clients and attorneys and ranked nearly 9,000 law firms.

HBC welcomes Keith Edwards as an associate attorney

HBC is pleased to welcome Keith Edwards as an associate attorney with the firm.  Keith is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, graduating in the top 6% of his class, and was an Articles Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review.  Keith obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado.  Keith's practice will encompass general civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation.

Maureen Eldredge represents Madhava Honey in a major private offering

Madhava Honey Ltd, a leader in the honey and agave syrup industry, was represented by Hutchinson Black and Cook attorney Maureen Eldredge in connection with the recent investment in the company by Greenmont Capital Partners II.  Madhava Honey produces Madhava Mountain Gold Honey, Ambrosia Honey and related products, and organic Agave Nectar.  The Colorado-based company started operations in 1975 and provides honey and agave syrup to countries around the world.  Madhava Honey’s existing management team will be joined by Hass Hassan, as Lead Director.  Mr. Hassan is a former owner of Alfalfa’s Market and long-time Boulder investor in natural products and related markets.  The capital investment will allow Madhava to expand into more markets and continue its role as a leader in honey and agave production. http://www.madhavahoney.com/ 

Melissa Sullivan to speak at Trust and Estate Law Seminars

Melissa Sullivan will be a presenter at the upcoming Annual Legislative Update for the Taxation, Trust & Estate, Real Estate, and Business Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association where she will speak about the 2010 legislative updates affecting trust and estate law.  She is also speaking about these 2010 legislative updates at the 2010 Estate Planning Retreat, a 3-day seminar in Vail, Colorado, for attorneys who practice trust and estate law.

Connie Tromble Eyster honored as a “Forty Under 40” winner

Connie Tromble Eyster has been selected as a winner of the Forty Under 40 Honor Roll.  She will be honored at the inaugural event sponsored by the Boulder County Business Report on February 16, 2010.  Connie was recognized for her role in creating the Lyons Community Foundation and the Pro Se Probate program at Boulder District Court as well as her extraordinary legal accomplishments and dedication to her clients.

Carla Sledge, Justin Konrad and Melissa Sullivan represent Summit Blue Consulting in acquisition

Summit Blue Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of consulting services to the energy industry was represented by Hutchinson Black and Cook attorneys Carla Sledge, Justin Konrad and Melissa Sullivan in connection with its recent acquisition by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  Summit Blue provides services in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy program design and evaluation to utilities, energy companies, government organizations, and regulators. With the addition of Summit Blue’s employees, Navigant’s Energy Practice will be 250-strong, further enhancing Navigant’s position as the clean energy advisor to the energy sector. The company will maintain and grow the former Summit Blue office in Boulder.

Jonathan Boonin and Justin Konrad obtain seven-figure judgment

Following a five-day jury trial handled by Jonathan Boonin and Justin Konrad, a jury awarded all requested damages to the firm’s client, an online and catalog reseller of high-end home and garden products.  The case involved the sale of the client’s assets to a purchaser who failed to make payments and later alleged that it had been defrauded into completing the sale.  In a verdict that entirely vindicated the firm’s client, the jury rejected all counterclaims and awarded the client a seven-figure judgment.  The judge subsequently awarded the firm’s client its attorney's fees and litigation costs.