Our Attorneys

 

Malcolm M. Murray, Partner

Mr. Murray’s practice has emphasized land use, zoning, eminent domain, and urban renewal law, including extensive litigation experience.  He has represented both governmental and private clients in eminent domain actions, as well as acting as general counsel and special counsel to several urban renewal authorities.  He is general counsel for the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority, the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority, the Castle Rock Downtown Development Authority and the Edgewater redevelopment Authority and serves as special counsel to the Westminster Economic Development Authority and the Denver Urban Renewal Authority.

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Gerald E. Dahl, Partner

Since 1976, Mr. Dahl has practiced in local government law, dealing with all aspects of land use, annexation, personnel, governmental operations and water rights. Mr. Dahl is a past general counsel to the Colorado Municipal League (1984-1990) and to the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (1978-1984).  Mr. Dahl represents municipalities and counties in general government matters and in the planning and development of land.  His practice in this field is statewide.  He has authored numerous complete land use codes for municipalities and counties.  He specializes in annexation and land use code diagnosis and revision to implement planning goals.  He is a frequent speaker on land use, ethics and local government issues.

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Thad W. Renaud, Partner

Mr. Renaud’s practice focuses on the general representation of municipalities, with an emphasis in land use law and litigation.  Mr. Renaud currently serves as the town attorney for the Town of Frisco, the city attorney for the City of Edgewater, and as special counsel for the Beaver Creek Resort Company.  Mr. Renaud has also served as special counsel in public law matters for a number of other Colorado municipalities and special districts.

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Charles A. Kuechenmeister, Special Counsel

Mr. Kuechenmeister has focused on municipal and special district representation since 1984, with special emphasis on water and wastewater utility law and practice.  He also works in the areas of real estate, land use and debtor and creditor rights and remedies.  Mr. Kuechenmeister is on the arbitration panels of National Arbitration Forum (NAF), hearing ICANN and other cases, and of Colorado Mediators and Arbitrators (COMA), hearing commercial cases.

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Carmen Beery, Special Counsel

Ms. Beery’s practice has focused on local government representation since her admission to the bar.  She has served as city or town attorney to several Colorado municipalities and as general counsel to Title 32 special districts and private entities and individuals with state and local government issues.  Ms. Beery advises clients on uniquely municipal issues such as zoning and land use law, sales and use tax matters and TABOR, and represents clients in court and administrative proceedings.

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Joseph Rivera, Special Counsel

Mr. Rivera represents local governments in employment, condemnation and urban renewal matters, as well as other types of litigation, trials and appeals.

Mr. Rivera’s has been a litigator since his admission to the bar. As a first chair, Mr. Rivera has tried more than 40 jury and court trials to verdict in federal and state courts and has represented local government in dozens of administrative proceedings.

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Geoff Wilson, Special Counsel

Geoff served as General Counsel for the Colorado Municipal League for 27 years, where he represented the interests of the League’s 265 member municipalities before the Colorado General Assembly, particularly focusing on legislation concerning sales and use taxation, open records, open meetings, the TABOR amendment, elections and oil and gas regulation. Geoff’s practice will emphasize representation of municipal clients before the General Assembly and as special counsel to municipalities on matters requiring his proven expertise.

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Nina Petraro, Associate

Nina Petraro is a former principal law clerk for the New York State Supreme Court, and previously represented numerous municipalities in Long Island, New York. At MDKR, Nina will focus on general municipal government representation.

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Email:  gdahl@mdkrlaw.com.

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Email: trenaud@mdkrlaw.com.

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Email: jrivera@mdkrlaw.com.

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Email: npetraro@mdkrlaw.com.

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