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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/Founding Partner Attorney

Byron Elliott, Esq. (Managing/Founding Partner Attorney) 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 Attorney) 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 an avid real estate investor and property manager in Colorado and has a non-active real estate broker associate license. Katie has also served over 23 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 Deputy Commander of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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.

Cooper Riffe

Associate Attorney

Cooper Riffe, Esq. (Associate Attorney) Cooper 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. Prior to his licensure, Cooper worked for two years as a law clerk at 3 Pillars Law, where he helped sponsors and syndicators raise millions of dollars to purchase commercial real estate assets across the country. Prior to attending law school, Cooper worked as a real estate agent in Phoenix, where he developed a passion for real estate investing and entrepreneurship. Cooper earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound. Cooper enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and getting outdoors. Cooper is a licensed attorney in Colorado.

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 Captain 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.

Matthew Maggay

Of Counsel Attorney

Matthew Maggay, Esq. (Of Counsel Attorney) 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.

Brad Lund

Of Counsel Attorney

Brad Lund (Of Counsel Attorney) 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.

Matt Kulseth

Of Counsel Attorney

Matt Kulseth (Of Counsel Attorney) 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.

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.

Mitchell Gordon

Law Clerk

Mitchell Gordon (Law Clerk) As a law clerk, Mitchell’s primary focus is to assist the business law and real estate syndication teams. Prior to joining 3Pillars, Mitchell worked in real estate, with a focus on multifamily development. He also spent time working for a national full service real estate firm on their industrial property management team.

Mitchell graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Finance and is currently pursuing a J.D. at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Mitchell serves as treasurer for the Venture Law Society and is an active member of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. He likes to spend his free time outdoors skiing, and hiking with his Australian Shepard, Callie.

Maddie Campell

Law Clerk

Maddie Campell (Law Clerk)  As a law clerk, Maddie assists the business law and real estate syndication teams with securities compliance, filings, notaries, and contract drafting. Prior to joining 3Pillars, Maddie worked as an intern at a criminal defense firm and with the Washington State Legislature.

Maddie graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing and is currently pursuing a J.D. at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. In her free time, Maddie enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Pepper.

Sarah Pfannenstiel

Legal Administrative Assistant

Sarah Pfannenstiel (Legal Administrative Assistant)  As a legal administrative assistant, Sarah supports 3 Pillars Law with various administrative and paralegal tasks to include client intake and file maintenance, entity formation, billing, filings, and notaries. Formerly, Sarah taught classically at the elementary and secondary level; she continues to be passionate about cultivating all things true, good, and beautiful in her life and sharing those joys with others. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Social Sciences from Benedictine College. She is a native of Colorado and loves being active outdoors and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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