Kudos! – June 29, 2012

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Sherman & Howard attorneys and practices among best in Colorado

Fourteen Sherman & Howard lawyers and six Sherman & Howard practice areas stand out among Colorado lawyers and law firms in the 2012 release of Chambers USA — America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The rankings followed a rigorous and independent law firm research and evaluation process that seeks to identify and rank the world’s best lawyers in areas such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

Sherman & Howard were recognized in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, real estate, construction, corporate/M&A, litigation and environmental attorneys and practices. Attorneys who were highlighted are: Raymond Deeny, John Doran, Charles Newcom, Theodore Olsen, Bernie Siebert, Kathleen Odle, Michael Cook, Bret Gunnell, Robert Brown, Rebecca Fischer, Diana Wendel, Steve Miller, Christopher Koenigs and Ron Eddy.

Heroes event looking for those who rise to the top

AspenPointe is seeking nominations of those who have elevated themselves above their peers in efforts related to mental health, substance abuse and whole-person wellness.

The winner will be recognized at ApsenPointe’s annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon Oct. 2 at The Broadmoor hotel.

The luncheon, in its fifth year, recognizes those in the community who champion whole-person wellness and spearhead efforts to curb stigma and advance treatments for mental illnesses, substance abuse, homelessness and joblessness.

Eligible nominees for the Heroes of Mental Health Award would be individuals who live or work in the Pikes Peak Region and have made significant contributions toward advancing mental health treatment and substance abuse care and/or other forms of wellness through awareness efforts, investment of personal time or financial contributions.

Nominations can be made through the end of July at www.AspenPointe.org.

Spectware releases new version of SpectwarePro

Spectware released the newest complete upgrade to its mobile cross-platform heavy equipment inspection software application — SpectwarePro 3.0.

“This is the most important product introduction the company has made to date,” said Jan Horsfall, Spectware’s CEO.

The product has been in development since January and this upgrade supports a mobile product application, which is a paperless inspection management tool in the crane industry.

Horsfall estimates the new product could save a typical company more than $10,000 per year for every piece of equipment they have in their system.

SpectwarePro 3.0, part of Spectware’s broader mobile platform for the inspection of heavy equipment, provides crane inspectors and crane companies full oversight over the crane inspection process, anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.

Colorado AG receives award from National Association of Attorneys General

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers received the Kelley-Wyman Memorial Award, the most prestigious annual honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General.

“I’m deeply honored to receive the Kelley-Wyman Award,” Suthers said. “The peer recognition makes this award so meaningful to me.”

Suthers said he has one of the greatest jobs in the world. “Serving the people of Colorado is what motivates me every day,” he said.

Suthers also received one of five Presidential Awards for the instrumental role Colorado played in reaching the landmark settlement with the country’s five largest mortgage servicers in February 2012.