Town Talk for March 17 |

Town Talk for March 17

Vail CO Colorado
Majka Burhardt asks: Can the grandest adventure create the smallest conversation with the largest impact? The author, professional climber and guide will be in Vail today as part of the Vail Symposium’s Unlimited Adventure series to present this question to residents and discuss what she calls "additive adventure," Burhardt's term for when adventure extends beyond exploration to create cultural and environmental connection. Visit for more information on this program.

Congratulations to these Otten Johnson lawyers on being named to the 2011 Colorado Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals as chosen by their peers and through independent research.

Frank Robinson, a founder of the firm, received special recognition by being named to the Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers list. Top 50 lawyers receive the highest point totals in the Colorado nomination, research and blue-ribbon-review process.

• Munsey L. Ayers Jr. (land use/zoning)

• Douglas J. Becker (tax)

• J. Thomas Macdonald (land use/zoning)

• William R. Neff (business/corporate)

• Thomas J. Ragonetti (land use/zoning)

• Frank L. Robinson (real estate – Top 50 distinction)

• Brad W. Schacht (business litigation)

• John D. Sternberg (real estate)

• Michael C. Villano (real estate)

• Michael Westover (real estate)

Rising Stars are chosen by lawyers who are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are recognized as the top up-and-coming lawyers in Colorado.

• Amy K. Hansen (real estate)

• Aaron J. Hill – Avon office (real estate)

• Kimberly A. Martin (land use/zoning)

• Jay W. Philp (real estate)

• Amanda L. Smith (land use/zoning)

Otten Johnson is the leading real estate and land use firm in Colorado, serving owners, developers, builders, investors, banks and financial institutions, commercial tenants, managers, brokers and the following product types: multi-family, residential subdivision, office, retail, hotel and resort, mixed use, industrial and all other commercial projects. The firm assists clients with a wide range of legal and business services, including workouts, restructuring, litigation, business transactions, financing, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, eminent domain and regulatory compliance. Otten Johnson has offices in Denver and the Vail Valley.

Attention, Rumpelstiltskin School past and present families: We will be having the inaugural Rumpelstiltskin Ski Day on March 20! The teachers of Rumpelstiltskin School are hosting a parent-student ski day in Arrowhead. We will meet at the bottom of the Arrowhead chairlift at 10 a.m. We would like to have lunch on the deck at the top of Arrowhead around noon (bring your own lunch and drinks). You can come for the morning, for lunch or all day. Alumni, present students and friends are welcome. Spread the word! We would love to enjoy the first day of spring with you up on the hill!

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