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December 3, 2020Press Release

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Names Shawn Stigler Managing Partner in Colorado

The message signifies Stigler’s leadership role will extend to all the firm’s Colorado offices

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Shawn Stigler has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Colorado offices. With the firm’s continued growth in Colorado, Michael Best is actively looking at expanding to new markets outside of the firm’s existing offices in Denver and Broomfield. Alongside firm leadership, Stigler will play a vital role in leading these growth initiatives.

In addition to serving as office managing partner of the Colorado Offices, Stigler is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Venture Best® Practice and Co-Leader of the Cannabis Industry Group.

Stigler focuses his practice on advising start-ups, privately held businesses, family offices, investors, and investment funds, focusing his practice on business planning, funding, and mergers and acquisitions. His representation includes counsel on a variety of financial and strategic issues from fundraising to strategic business planning. 

Prior to joining Michael Best, Stigler founded Modus Law that specialized in the needs of entrepreneurs and their companies. With an accounting background, he has also represented clients in their tax, structuring, business planning investment, and succession planning. Stigler is also knowledgeable in the areas of risk management and insurance (including underwriting), having gained experience in these areas at large public companies.

“Simply put, Shawn has been absolutely critical to the successes we have had in Colorado and nationally within the emerging companies and startup space,” said David Krutz, the Firm Managing Partner. “His dynamic personality and ability to provide strategic advice and business solutions for our clients has been on full display since he joined the firm two years ago. On behalf of everyone at the firm, I thank him for all his efforts and look forward to working with him in his extended leadership role in Denver.”

Michael Best’s Denver office provides strategic legal services, including business planning, litigation and regulatory matters, and transactional and capital raising advice tailored to the city’s emerging industries in energy, technology, and telecommunications, as well as assistance with estate planning and business succession planning for individuals and families. Serving a broad array of companies, individuals and families in the Denver area, Michael Best’s lawyers work one-on-one with clients to determine how to best protect their assets and plan for the future.

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