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Our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals gives you the dedicated support you need to achieve your goals. Our team is driven by the values we share and the clients and communities we serve. We are here to help you navigate the law, whether simple or complex.

Our Team

Byron Elliott

Managing Partner Attorney

Byron Elliott, Esq. (Managing/Founding Partner) focuses on supporting real estate syndicators through the acquisition, due diligence, closing, entity formation and private equity offerings. His continued support includes contract drafts and reviews, lease agreements, and general legal consultation. He has successfully supported syndication deals in the self-storage, RV Park, manufactured housing / mobile home and mixed-use asset classes, and has personally invested in $13,000,000 in multiple asset classes. Prior to practicing law, Byron served a 24-year career in the Army, with assignments in Korea, Germany, Kosovo and Iraq. Byron holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a Master of Business Administration Degree from Colorado Christian University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Regis University, and a Master Certificate, Government Contracting, through Villanova University. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He has volunteered as a City Leader for Bunker Labs, a Veteran Entrepreneur focused non-profit organization, and is the former President and current honorary board member of Colorado Veterans Project, a local non-profit organization. Byron is a licensed attorney in Colorado.

Katie Pierce

Partner Attorney

Katie Pierce, Esq. (Founding Partner) has professionally handled legal matters in numerous practice areas to include business, real estate, contracts, employment law, military law, domestic law, civil litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to practicing law, Katie is a licensed real estate broker associate and avid real estate investor and property manager in Colorado. Katie has also served over 22 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve, with overseas assignments to include Africa and Afghanistan. She is currently a Colonel in the Army Reserve, serving as a Brigade Commander of the 652 Regional Support Group in Helena, Montana. Katie holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy Pre-Law from Santa Clara University. She has over 200 hours of continuing legal education in real estate, business law, mediation, negotiations, legislation, domestic law, and ethics. She volunteers with Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans and Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Katie is a licensed attorney in Colorado and Washington.

Jenna Brown

Senior Paralegal

Jenna Brown (Senior Paralegal) Jenna was born in the Philippines but raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with her B.A. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in forensics. She volunteers her time as a counselor with Heritage Camp helping to educate adopted children and their families as they learn about their culture and connect with others in the adopted community in the summer. Her interests include hiking, biking, paddle boarding, photography, and exploring Colorado mountain towns and traveling with her husband.

Megan McCulloch

Of Counsel Attorney

Megan McCulloch, Esq. (Of Counsel Attorney) Megan assists the business law and real estate syndication teams with entity formation, corporate governance, contract drafting, securities compliance, and M&A. Megan has helped sponsors and syndicators raise over $200 million for the purchase of real estate assets and interests, and also invests in real estate herself, with assets in Colorado, Arkansas, Maryland, and Costa Rica. Megan holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with a Certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law, a Master of Professional Studies in Safety and Security Leadership from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Fort Lewis College, and an Associate of Arts in Arabic Language from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Prior to practicing law, Megan served on active duty for the U.S. Army as an Arabic cryptologic linguist. Currently, Megan is a 1LT in the Colorado National Guard as a JAG Officer. In her free time, Megan enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outside. Megan is a licensed attorney in Colorado.

Alexandra Garza

Of Counsel Attorney

Alexandra Garza, Esq. (Of Counsel) has over a decade of legal and government relations experience for various Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. She has guided clients in multiple Western region states through legal, public policy and political processes attendant to a variety of issues and industry sectors, including real estate development, healthcare, transportation, telecommunications, natural resources development, hospitality and energy production. Alexandra has a specialty in real estate law, legislative and political law compliance. Additionally, her experience includes agency advocacy during implementation of new laws through rule hearings, commission membership make-up, agency stakeholder’s advocacy, grassroots organizing, and procurement procedures. Alexandra has handled complex real estate transactions for real estate developers and owners including a one of a kind $623 million Saint Joseph Hospital facility in Denver which was featured in the Denver Business Journal and other media outlets. Alexandra holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a Master of Firm Administration from Sturm College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business from the University of Colorado. She volunteers on the board of the Special Forces Foundation. Alexandra is a licensed attorney in Colorado.

Stacey Bowers

Of Counsel Attorney

Stacey Bowers, Esq. (Of Counsel) Stacey has almost thirty years of legal experience and is licensed in Colorado and California. Stacey assists the business law and real estate syndication teams with all aspects of representation. Stacey started her career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. She also worked as in-house securities counsel for two companies guiding them through their initial public offerings and on-going obligations as publicly-traded companies. Additionally, through her career Stacey represented a number of companies in their public offerings and in regard to on-going securities law compliance requirements. Stacey’s passion is helping entrepreneurs raise capital to fund and grow their business and loves working with and advising founders of startup ventures. She has represented a number of companies from inception to raising capital through exempt offerings and beyond. Stacey holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education, and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include running, hiking, golfing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.

Matthew Maggay

Of Counsel Attorney

Matthew Maggay, Esq. (Of Counsel) Matthew assists the business law and real estate syndication teams with entity formation, corporate governance, contract drafting, securities compliance, and the closing of real estate transactions. Matthew was previously a law clerk at the firm, where he gained valuable experience in helping sponsors and syndicators raise millions of dollars to purchase commercial real estate assets across the country. While earning his law degree, Matthew was a law clerk at a law firm in downtown Denver, where he gained experience defending large, corporate employers in various workers’ compensation and insurance defense cases. Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked in the in-house legal department at AmWins Group, Inc., a wholesale insurance distributor, where he not only handled general corporate governance and compliance matters but also helped close several middle-market M&A transactions. Matthew holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with a Certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences from Marquette University. In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time in the Colorado wilderness, playing the cello, and golfing.

Matt Kulseth

Co-Counsel Attorney

Matt Kulseth (Of Counsel) Matt focuses his legal practice entirely on trademark law and works with clients throughout the United States. Matt is truly a “people person” and gets satisfaction from the relationships he builds with clients and their brands. When Matt isn’t practicing law or responding to calls at the fire department where he is a volunteer firefighter, he manages an American made dog gear company. He enjoys spending time at his cabin with his wife Maggie, and daughters Faye and Ruby.

Jen Chang

Of Counsel Attorney

Jen Chang (Of Counsel) Jen’s practice focuses on real estate syndication drawing upon her extensive experience in real estate law, real estate investment, and property management. She has worked on large commercial purchase and sale transactions of office buildings, retail, and multi-family apartment and residential real estate. She also has experience with commercial leasing and construction loans. Jen has served as in-house counsel for several technology companies and has first-hand experience at the different legal and business challenges entrepreneurs and investors face on a day-to-day basis. She holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and was an editor of the Law Review, a MLIS from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education, and a B.A. from the University of Washington, and is a licensed attorney in Colorado. Jen’s interests include running, yoga, outdoors activities, and she plans on eventually sailing around the world with her husband.

Brad Lund

Of Counsel Attorney

Brad Lund (Of Counsel) Brad loves solving problems for clients and providing the right match between a client’s need and most effective legal service. Brad believes that doing good legal work requires creativity and careful listening — spotting issues comes with experience, attention to detail, patience, along with identifying expectations, gathering facts, presenting options and building a consensus with all parties whenever possible. Brad has solved legal problems as a licensed attorney across three states for over twenty years, including: bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning, divorce, civil litigation and criminal defense. Brad’s legal skills have accumulated towards real estate syndication and assisting investor clients across the United States, and he accepts referrals to preserve assets through estate and business planning for investors. Brad also draws on his experience as an investor and real estate agent (inactive in Colorado, active in Kansas). Brad holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and holds other degrees in Political Science from Luther College (in Decorah, IA) and Physics from the University of Wyoming (in Laramie, WY), and spearheaded the foundation of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights section of the Wyoming State Bar. Aside from being a busy husband, and dad of grade school through college-aged kids, Brad tries to find his creative outlets in acting, or songwriting.

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