Movers and Shakers Week Ending 08.27.21

Messner Reeves LLP Welcomes Partner Scott Hawranek

Scott Hawranek

Messner Reeves LLP, a national business law firm, has announced that Scott Hawranek, an intellectual property attorney, has joined the growing firm as a partner at the firm’s newly established Colorado Springs office. Hawranek is the latest addition to Messner Reeves’ robust intellectual property team, with expertise in IP litigation, protection and development.

The Colorado Springs office draws on a range of firm-wide expertise focusing on intellectual property, litigation, labor & employment, and corporate transactions. The team is committed to providing exceptional legal counsel to clients that deliver solutions and winning strategies consistently.

The intellectual property team employs a proactive, comprehensive approach by analyzing each dimension of a client’s landscape to provide a profit-focused “life cycle” strategy for building, developing and licensing intellectual property. The team works with clients to build, protect and monetize intellectual property, ideas, innovations, brands and any associated creative work. Services include patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret development and protection. If litigation is necessary or appropriate, the team provides the highest caliber of counsel and representation.

“The success of our IP team continues to grow and prosper with the addition of Scott,” said Jim Smith, president of Messner Reeves LLP. “His knowledge, ambition and genuine passion are well-matched for our entrepreneurial clients, and our firm.”

“Scott’s experience will further ignite this practice area, boost our level of expertise and further establish our presence as a leader in the competitive world of intellectual property,” said Smith. “We are charged with protecting some of the most valuable technologies for our clients. It’s critical work and requires expert oversight and counsel.”

Hawranek’s expertise is multi-faceted, using his background in engineering and experience in intellectual property law to provide clients solutions and winning strategies. Well regarded in his field, Hawranek has been named to the 2021 Colorado Springs Magazine Top Attorneys List and has a history of winning patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and trade misappropriation disputes. Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Scott practiced at major law firms in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, and as in-house counsel for a global technology company. Before starting his legal career, he worked as a research and development engineer.

The Colorado Springs office will be Messner’s third induction into the Colorado legal market alongside existing offices in the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver. The newest location further extends the footprint for the firm, offering clients convenience and exceptional legal counsel beyond the Denver metropolitan area.


SVN Denver Commercial Adds New Associate Advisor

Tyler Wilson

SVN|Denver Commercial, one of Colorado’s top producing real estate investment brokerage firms, announced the addition of Tyler Wilson as an associate advisor. Tyler specializes in the acquisition and disposition of all asset classes in the Denver area.

“Tyler enters this industry with a strong family background in development and operation of commercial real estate,” says Managing Director Steve Kawulok. “His academic studies in financial analysis will also serve him well as our commercial brokers have increasingly become providers of advisory services to our clients. We are excited to have him join our industry and our firm.”

SVN’s unique culture is built on our Core Covenants, emphasizing collaboration, accountability, responsibility, and transparency. Tyler exemplifies these commitments, and his clients will realize maximum value as a result for years to come,” said Executive Director Brian McCririe.

With rapid growth in the region, Tyler stays up to date with new developments, city improvement plans, including infrastructure, transit, and zoning. This research and dedication ensure his clients are on the forefront of growth, giving them an advantage.


New Director of Business Development Joins Farnsworth Group

Doug Sandridge

Farnsworth Group, Inc., a national full-service engineering, architecture, and survey firm, announced that Doug Sandridge will lead business development for operations in the western half of the United States. Farnsworth Group has over 100 years of design and engineering experience encompassing a multiple array of private and public sector projects.

Sandridge brings a unique skillset to Farnsworth Group as a professional engineer, that includes expertise in the advanced manufacturing industries. He has led project development and operations throughout the United States and abroad. He has cultivated strategic partnerships throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. His background includes proven collaboration and strategic partnerships in both the architecture and engineering fields that have resulted in long-term clients and dramatic organizational growth.

In this role, Sandridge will be responsible for business development and client engagement for Farnsworth Group at the regional and national level, with a focus on expanding markets and office locations. His experience and expertise will also lend a key contribution to the strategic planning and growth initiatives to further deepen Farnsworth Group’s existing client relationships and national reach.

Sandridge commented, “Having experience with strategic planning and winning new business across different markets and geographies, I believe Farnsworth Group is at the threshold of an incredible opportunity for enormous business growth.”

Sandridge served six years as a US Army Officer. He is actively involved with community service as outreach director for the Men’s Service Club, and previously served as president of the Texas A&M Denver Club, and board member for the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation.

Sandridge earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M and is a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


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