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S. Kirk Ingebretsen
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Practice Areas:
Complex Commercial and
Securities Litigation
Financial Institutions
Real Estate
Natural Resources


Phone: (303) 592-5305
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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S. Kirk Ingebretsen

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Kirk Ingebretsen has been practicing complex commercial litigation since his admission to the Bar in 1981. He has handled a variety of cases and class actions at both the trial and appellate levels, including securities, breach of fiduciary duties, employment, contract, business torts, officer and director liability, oil and gas, and accounting cases. He also has extensive arbitration experience before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the American Arbitration Association.

Kirk has served as Co-Chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee in the ABA Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, and currently as Co-Chair of the Section’s Pretrial and Discovery Committee. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, he taught “Business Transactions” for five years, a course designed to teach practical business and litigation skills to third-year law students.

Kirk received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1977, graduating with distinction, and he received his law degree from the University of Colorado, graduating in 1981 Order of the Coif.

Kirk is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Colorado and the 10th Circuit. He also is a public arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Kirk is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers. He has a peer review rating of AV (highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

   

Charles T. Mitchell
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Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation
Business Torts
Securities Litigation
Internal Investigations
Employment Law

          
Phone: (303) 285-5550
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Charles T. Mitchell

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Charles Mitchell is a highly skilled business litigation attorney with broad practice experience in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business torts, shareholder disputes, internal and regulatory investigations, corporate compliance, and employment matters.

Charles regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, and in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Charles also has represented business clients in class actions, multidistrict litigations, qui tam actions, SEC and DOJ investigations, and state and federal appeals. In addition to his active trial practice, Charles works with clients to reach business goals without protracted court involvement. He has a proven track record as an efficient problem-solver and skillful negotiator, determining how to handle business disputes in the most effective manner. His clients have included several major media and telecommunications corporations, stadium and real estate developers, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States, and several governmental entities and individuals, including the governor of Colorado, the Denver city auditor, and the San Miguel County Commissioners.

Charles received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from New York Law School, where he graduated first in his class. Following law school, Charles served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John C. Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Prior to joining Sander, Ingebretsen & Wake, Charles was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, LLP, where he practiced for ten years.

Charles is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association. He enjoys working with the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Colorado Lawyers for the Arts. He is admitted to practice in all Colorado and New York state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.



   

Daniel E. Rohner
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Practice Areas:
Complex Commercial Litigation
Securities Litigation
Financial Institutions
Employment Law
Real Estate


Phone: (303) 285-5302
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Daniel E. Rohner

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Daniel E. Rohner is a trial lawyer who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and other commercial disputes involving a variety of issues including breach of contract, securities, banking, construction, employment, real estate, and intellectual property. Dan has significant first chair trial experience in both Federal and State courts, and is particularly accomplished in the area of appellate representation having been a judicial clerk for the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and having successfully argued cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals. He also has extensive arbitration experience before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the American Arbitration Association.

Dan has represented numerous businesses, banks, brokerage firms, and other financial institutions. Dan has worked on both sides of the fence in securities fraud cases; representing issuers, broker-dealers and, in appropriate cases, defrauded investors. Dan also has significant experience with bank fraud and the fiduciary duties of bank officers, directors and employees having represented the president of a failed bank in a multi-million dollar action asserted by the FDIC.

Dan received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1990, and he received his law degree in 1996 from the University of Denver College of Law, graduating 5th in his class of 228. In law school, Dan was a General Editor of the Denver Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Trial Team. Dan is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Colorado and the 10th Circuit.

 

   

Richard G. (Chip) Sander
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Practice Areas:
Financial Institutions
Complex Commercial Litigation

Phone: (303) 592-5169
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Richard G. (Chip) Sander

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Mr. Sander has over 24 years experience in complex commercial litigation and business matters. He has extensive experience in dealer program matters, construction lending and copyright. Mr. Sander also has significant experience with all types of business litigation, including employment litigation and litigation of contract disputes, securities matters, class actions, lender liability, intellectual property and real estate.

Mr. Sander has appeared in cases pending in federal courts in Utah, Iowa, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and Colorado and argued cases before the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Colorado Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Sander has tried cases in state district courts in many jurisdictions throughout Colorado and in Arizona and Utah.

Mr. Sander graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with high honors, in 1978 and from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1982 and has practiced in Denver, Colorado since that time. In addition to being a member of the Colorado State Bar, Mr. Sander has been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court of the District of Colorado, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sander’s practice has focused exclusively on commercial and business matters.

Honors and Awards
Mr. Sander is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers and he was elected by peers in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as a “Super Lawyer” (awarded to top 5 percent of the Colorado Bar). Mr. Sander has received an AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell © (highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

Construction Lending Matters
Mr. Sander has represented construction lenders for over a decade and is a founding member and director of the National Association of Residential Construction Lenders. Mr. Sander has provided counsel to lenders regarding (i) borrower defaults under construction loan agreements; (ii) issue resolution when borrower defaults are the result of borrower-general contractor disputes; (iii) litigation arising from construction loan agreements; (iv) drafting of construction loan agreements and related documents; (v) claims arising from lender inspections; and (iv) other construction lending based claims.

Dealer/Licensee Matters
Mr. Sander has represented national dealer programs since 1993, focusing on the security/alarm industry. In his capacity as outside counsel, Mr. Sander has assisted his clients with dealer programs in (i) drafting and revising dealer agreements; (ii) dealer terminations; and (ii) dealer litigation. Similarly, Mr. Sander has represented licensors in disputes with licensees and in drafting and revising license agreements.

Intellectual Property Matters
Mr. Sander has represented specialty clothing designers in Copyright Act and Lanham Act claims for over a decade and has successfully vindicated the rights of copyright holders when their designs have been “knocked off” by competitors.

Publications and Presentations:
2007 Central Alarm Association, Security Forum, “Legal Issues Concerning Interference with Customer Contracts and Non-Competition Provisions” “Strategies For Success in Construction Lending,” speaker, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. The American Society of Trial Consultants, Westminster, Colorado, June 2002, “What Clients Love, Hate and Expect from Trial Consultants.” Construction Lending News, November, 2001, “Construction Loan Documents That Actually Work.”

Boards and Community Service
2005-2006 Arthritis Foundation of Colorado, Committee Member
1992-1994 Juvenile Diabetes Society of Colorado, Member of Board of Directors
1992-1993 Colorado Lawyers Committee
1985 – 1993 Member Denver Boys, Inc., adult mentor


   

Daniel F. Wake
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Practice Areas:
Securities Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Employment Litigation
Business Torts

Financial Institutions

Phone: (303) 285-5544
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Daniel F. Wake

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Dan Wake has specialized in litigation since 1981. His practice focuses exclusively on civil business litigation, with an emphasis on securities, corporate governance, commercial disputes and employment litigation. Mr. Wake’s experience includes substantial class action litigation, bench and jury trials in Colorado’s federal and state courts and in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, appellate litigation in several United States Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, and numerous arbitration proceedings through hearing and award.

In the area of securities and corporate governance, Dan Wake has litigated a wide variety of matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has defended national and regional issuers and underwriters in a number of class action securities lawsuits in Colorado, and has represented plaintiff classes of investors in Colorado and in Delaware. He has also represented financial planners and brokers in civil litigation. His securities background includes FINRA arbitrations, primarily on behalf of individual investors, and the defense of registered representatives in enforcement proceedings brought by regulatory authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dan Wake's background in other commercial litigation includes a wide variety of business and corporate disputes. He successfully defended the largest agricultural cooperative in the country and the nation’s largest ambulance service provider in separate class action cases in Colorado. His practice includes a broad spectrum of corporate contract disputes and business torts, particularly in the areas of employment, software implementation and trade secret protection. He has litigated cases involving real estate, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, among other areas, and has represented special litigation committees.

Before moving to Denver in 1988, Dan worked worked in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he specialized in federal court appellate litigation. Before joining Sander Ingebretsen & Wake in January 2006, he was a shareholder in other Denver law firms, including most recently the firm of Horowitz, Wake and Forbes.

Dan received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1981. He received his B.A. degree in economics, with highest distinction, from the University of Arizona in 1978, where he was named the outstanding senior among nearly 3,000 graduates.

Dan was selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers 2009 and 2010, which includes only 5% of Colorado’s lawyers. He has received an AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell © (highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

Publications
“Unenforceability of Exculpatory Clauses and of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Cases Involving Intentional Tort”, Trial Talk (August/September 2008)


   

Cherry J. Hearn
Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
Intellectual Property Litigation
Corporate Transactions




Phone: (303) 285-5316
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Gary E. Parish
Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation
Toxic Torts/Products Liability Environmental and Natural
Resources Litigation


Phone: (303) 285-5303
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Eden C. Steele
Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
Complex Commercial
Litigation Appeals




Phone: (303) 285-5315
Fax: (303) 285-5301
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Christopher C. Noecker
Associate

Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation
Securities Litigation
Financial Institutions
Real Estate
Employment Law

Phone: (303) 285-5325
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