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Fox Rothschild and Denver Law Firm Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul To Merge

Addition of 16 Attorneys To Significantly Expand Fox’s Denver Presence

June 24, 2013

Fox Rothschild is pleased to announce its merger, effective July 1, with established Denver law firm Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul, P.C. The team of 16 attorneys – 10 partners, 5 associates and one counsel joining Fox – will significantly bolster Fox’s footprint in the Mountain West region less than a year after the firm made its entrance into the Mile High City.  

Established in Denver in 1931, Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul is a renowned and respected regional firm with a deep commitment to the Colorado business community and those who live and work in the area.

“Since launching our Denver office last year, we have been seeking to expand our regional footprint and the range of services offered,” Fox Firmwide Managing Partner Mark L. Silow said, adding, “With this team, we now have a solid presence in the region, and we will continue to expand our platform as client needs arise.”

Joining Fox as partners are Rick J. Rubin, Marshall H. Fishman, Richard J. Saul, Janet E. Perlstein, Patrick J. Casey, Christopher J. Dawes, Michael S. Friedman, Scott A. Ross, K. Harsha Krishnan and Spencer L. Sears; and as associates, Adam Gentile, J.P. Box, Dominic Rivers, Hilary B. Bloom and Joshua Greenberg. Alan B. Lottner joins as counsel.

“Denver continues to experience dynamic growth across many business sectors, and the Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul team are exceptionally well-connected and well-regarded among many Denver area companies and industries. We welcome them with tremendous enthusiasm and look forward to having them as part of the Fox team,” said Denver office managing partner Neal S. Cohen. 

“This latest group of laterals adds significant depth to the firm’s national real estate practice as well as its corporate, litigation and tax law services,” continued Silow.  In September 2012, Fox debuted in the Denver market with a trio of former Bryan Cave attorneys that included Cohen and partners Scott R. Bialecki and Mark L. Yaskanin as well as partner Matthew J. Rita, who expanded the firm’s national litigation and intellectual property capabilities.

“We are excited to be joining forces with Fox Rothschild,” said Rick Rubin, the managing partner of Lottner Rubin. Rubin added, “we believe that with the Fox Rothschild national footprint and breadth of experience, we will be able to substantially expand the scope of services we offer to our clients.  Moreover, we look forward to servicing the needs of Fox Rothschild clients in the Rocky Mountain Region.”

Fox’s newest partners in Denver are:

  • Rick J. Rubin: Rubin represents a wide range of clients — including financial institutions, insurance companies, homebuilders and other property owners and developers of commercial real property — in acquisitions, sales, loans, leases, foreclosures, title insurance issues, land use, common interest communities and other transactional matters related to real estate and corporate law.
  • Marshall H. Fishman: Fishman provides representation to clients in commercial and business transactions, real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing transactions, entity formation, syndications and tax planning.
  • Richard J. Saul: Saul represents clients in transactional matters, including the acquisition and disposition of real estate and businesses and taxation and wealth planning for individuals (including estate planning) and businesses.
  • Janet E. Perlstein: Perlstein represents institutional lenders, commercial property owners and developers, and tenants in a variety of real estate matters and transactions.  She routinely handles commercial loan transactions, foreclosure actions, purchase and sale transactions and lease agreements; reviews title matters; and conducts due diligence investigations regarding the acquisition, ownership, leasing, sale and encumbrance of real property.
  • Patrick J. Casey: Casey provides representation to builder/vendors, developers, general contractors, owners and design professionals in all aspects of construction and real estate litigation matters and handles insurance coverage disputes arising out of construction claims.  He has significant experience in major litigation, having resolved a host of disputes through negotiations, litigation and arbitration. 
  • Christopher J. Dawes: Dawes handles commercial litigation, including real estate litigation and labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts and has successfully resolved a host of matters through mediation and arbitration.  He works with clients across a broad range of industries, including homebuilding, real estate brokerage, construction and development and finance/banking. 
  • Michael S. Friedman: Friedman’s clients include multifamily and commercial property owners and developers, whom he represents in real estate acquisitions and dispositions and in development projects.  He also works with institutional lenders on loans and workouts and counsels landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters.
  • Scott A. Ross: Ross represents clients in residential and commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, easements, zoning issues, subdivision and land use law, common interest communities and local government matters. His clients include real estate development companies, homebuilders, general business corporations and special districts.
  • K. Harsha Krishnan: Krishnan offers clients a thorough understanding of entities and new technology law and provides strategic guidance in corporate matters.  His clients include both startups and established companies from a range of industries, including medical device manufacturers, telecommunications and telephone companies, competitive access providers, long distance resellers, microwave and satellite licensees, information service providers, software developers and other high technology firms.
  • Spencer L. Sears: Sears works with national general contractors, builders and developers on litigation matters related to construction and dispute resolution.

Alan Lottner’s career has spanned more than 40 years. He provides strategic counsel to financial institutions, real estate development companies, homebuilders and other businesses in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond with an emphasis on real property matters.

The new group will operate from a temporary second Fox location in Denver at 633 17th Street, Suite 2700. Fox’s other office in Denver at Suite 975 of Tabor Center at 1200 17th Street will remain open, and the two locations will merge into one office later this year.


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