Butler Snow Law Firm Announces Expansion Into Denver Market, Strengthens New Markets and Public Finance Expertise

July 23, 2013

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) has expanded into the Denver market with the opening of a new office that will specialize in all aspects of new markets tax and public finance, strengthening the firm’s growing Public Finance & Incentives Group nationally.

As part of the Denver expansion, Thane R. Hodson and A. Ann Hered have joined Butler Snow’s Public Finance & Incentives Group, and bring a wealth of complex new markets tax credit and equity financing experience to the firm.

“We are excited to have Thane and Ann join the firm,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman of Butler Snow. “Their vast experience in tax law, new markets and finance will strengthen our Public Finance & Incentives Group, and better serve our clients’ needs.”

Hodson’s practice is focused on a full range of federal state and income tax matters – especially complex new markets tax credit financing, upper-tier lending arrangements and equity financing. He previously served as a senior staff attorney with the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. Hodson received his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University, and completed his bachelor’s degree at University of Kansas. He is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and the U.S. Tax Court.

Hered concentrates on federal tax issues, new markets tax credits and complex financing and transactions. She has participated in the structuring of complex NMTC transactions using nontraditional sources of leverage (including Qualified School Construction Bonds and loans under the HUD 108 program). Hered has represented clients on mixed-use development, green construction, distributed solar, and charter schools. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell University, and completed her bachelor’s degree at Rice University. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and Colorado Bar Association.

Butler Snow offers a full range of business and litigation services across a variety of legal practices.

The firm has a well-established Public Finance & Incentives Group that offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance governmental, health care, industrial/economic development, public-private partnerships, exempt facilities, utilities, public and private educational institutions, housing and other developments.

The firm has grown to nearly 250 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 14 offices, and will continue strategic growth in existing markets.

Butler Snow’s Denver office is located at 4600 South Syracuse, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80237-2719, and can be reached by calling (720) 330-2300.

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Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management Music City Center, Nashville, TN 10/17/2014 7:00:00 AM Butler Snow's Kara Shea is on of the presenters at the upcoming Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 Mid-South Employment law Conference.  With the goal of educating and informing members of SHRM about newly enacted and potential legislation, the conference will be held at the Music City Center at 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.  For more information or to register for the conference, visit MTSHRM's website.

Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments
Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments Webinar 9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Butler Snow attorneys David L. Johnson and Valeria Gomez will present Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments in an upcoming webinar.  Details are below:


On July 1, a new law took effect that impacts retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Retaliatory discharge occurs when an employee is fired or punished for engaging in activities that are protected by law.

The new law imposes a cap on compensatory damages aggrieved employees can recover under all three statutes
-- the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Tennessee Public Protection Act, and the Tennessee Disability Act -- for future monetary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other nonmonetary losses. The new law also affects whistleblower lawsuits by eliminating the separate common law claim for retaliatory discharge.

At this interactive webinar, your presenters will explain the legislature’s most recent changes as well as other new developments that impact retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Don't miss out on this must-attend event for both Tennessee attorneys and employers. 


Webinar Agenda: 

  • Recent Tennessee legislation impacting the common law retaliatory discharge cause of action and claims under the Tennessee Public Protection Act 
  • Required elements to establish a retaliatory discharge cause of action 
  • Recent Tennessee case law developments, including what courts recognize to implicate an important public policy interest so as to be actionable 
  • The current status of summary judgment practice applicable to retaliatory discharge claims 
  • Tips for companies to minimize the risk of defending a retaliatory discharge claim 

Contact David, Valeria or Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader Kara Shea for additional details.