Butler Snow – which announced its expansion into the Denver market last year, donated $20,000 to Denver’s Bringing Back the Arts Foundation at an event celebrating the official opening of their new offices in CenturyLink Tower. First Lady of Denver and creator of the Bringing Back the Arts Foundation, Mary Louise Lee, was in attendance at the reception to accept the donation.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Denver community and to be able to support an organization that does so much for the arts,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “As we increase our presence in Denver and grow strategic practices, we will continue our tradition of embracing and enriching the communities where we serve.”
“This donation will help us achieve our goals of making sure that there is broad access to the arts,” Lee said. “It’s important for the business community to see the value in these programs, not only for our community as a whole, but also for the individual lives that they impact.”
The Bringing Back The Arts Foundation seeks to restore art programs in Denver Public Schools, expand access to Denver’s cultural institutions for all residents and to spotlight local performing artists. The organization works tirelessly to raise money to revitalize art programs, enhances partnerships throughout the city so that all residents have the opportunity to access Denver’s art facilities, and works with local artists to uplift their work and provide them with professional opportunities.
The attorneys in the firm’s Denver office are part of the firm’s Public Finance, Tax Incentive and Credit Markets Group, which is one of the largest public finance practices in the country. The group ranked as the No. 1 bond counsel in the state of Colorado in 2014 according to Thomson Reuters.
The firm’s new offices occupy 22,000 square feet, have space for 33 attorneys and include a state-of-the-art conference center with five conference rooms and a catering kitchen. Located on the 51st floor of Denver’s second tallest building, the space provides unobstructed views of the city and surrounding landscape. The space also incorporates recycled and natural materials, organic compound paints and stains, low-water-use hardware, and lower energy fluorescent lights and energy-conserving lighting systems.
Butler Snow has strategically grown throughout the past several years and expanded specific practice areas throughout specific regions of the country to better serve clients and add expertise. In the last year, the firm has greatly expanded its presence in Nashville and Birmingham while opening new offices in Albuquerque and Washington D.C.