Colorado Energy Plan achieves Commission Approval

Dietze and Davis, P.C. would like to Congratulate our client the Colorado Independent Energy Association, and Xcel Energy for achieving Commission approval of the Colorado Energy Plan. This has been a two year resource planning process in Colorado in three phases, and the result will be a sea change in the Colorado resource landscape. Dietze and Davis, P.C. is very proud to have played a part and worked with great people to make this happen.

Mark Detsky to be featured at Hot Springs Connection Conference in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

The first ever U.S. Hot Springs Conference is taking place in Colorado's very own Glenwood Springs this November. The conference is scheduled to be held the 7th through the 9th and will feature discussion topics ranging from new technologies and water treatment management to water stewardship and health, healing and wellness practices.

Mark Detsky, shareholder at Dietze and Davis, P.C., has been chosen as a speaker for Hot Springs Connections to cover the topic of Hot Springs Water Rights in the state of Colorado. This event is specifically designed for hot springs owners, operators, general managers, facilities directors and marketing professionals.

For more information, please follow the link below.

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Switch ~ 12 Talk Features Attorney Mark Detsky

 

On May 3, 2018, attorney Mark Detsky was honored to join the lineup of speakers at Switch ~ 12 at The Alliance Center in Denver, Colorado. At the event, Mark spoke about the relationship between the need for transmission and a 100% renewable energy path for Colorado. A live recording of Mr. Detskys’ discussion was prepared for those who could not attend in person.

Mark’s talk was entitled:  “Transmission - The Piece Of The Puzzle No One Talks About”.

Dietze and Davis, P.C. Congratulates Managing Shareholder David Thrower, Esq.

Our Dietze and Davis family would like to congratulate David Thrower, our Managing Shareholder, for his appointment as Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Mead on April 30, 2018. This appointment follows his recent swearing in as the Municipal Judge in the Town of Estes Park. In addition to these appointments, David currently serves as the Presiding Judge in the Town of Superior.

Alongside his growing judicial duties, David continues to practice in estate planning, business formation and real estate, all while managing the firm with enthusiasm and integrity.

Attorney Gabriella Stockmayer Presents CLE to Boulder County Bar Association's Natural Resource and Environmental Section.

Associate attorney Gabriella Stockmayer gave a CLE presentation to the BCBA NRE Section on March 22, 2018, concerning an overview of the Colorado Power Sector and potential impacts to the sector by recent Trump Administration decisions.  Gabriella regularly practices before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in cases involving electric, gas, and water utilities.  Gabriella also practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Matter on electric power and hydropower matters.  She has served as Co-Chair for the BCBA NRE Section for the past three years, and is on the Board of the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. 

CU Law Honors Peter C. Dietze at Law Alumni Banquet

On March 8, 2018, Peter C. Dietze will receive the William Lee Knous Award, the highest alumni honor given by the University of Colorado Law School.

To read the story about Peter receiving this prestigious award, and for more information on attending the Law Alumni Banquet, please visit CU Law.

See the latest write-up about Peter's recognition on Law Week Colorado!

Attorney Gabriella Stockmayer Joins the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chapter of Women’s Energy Network

Attorney Gabriella Stockmayer joins the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chapter of Women’s Energy Network (WEN).

Gabriella will be serving as Marketing Director for the Colorado Chapter of Women's Energy Network (WEN). The organization focuses on networking opportunities and career and leadership development in the energy industries.  Gabriella’s bio, and more information on WEN Colorado, can be found here.

Founding Partner Peter C. Dietze Receives Knous Award From CU Law School

Dietze and Davis, P.C. is proud to congratulate Peter Dietze for his receipt of the William Lee Knous Award for 2018.

The Knous Award is Colorado Law’s highest alumni honor and recognizes outstanding achievement and sustained service to the Law School.  It was established in memory of former governor, federal judge, distinguished statesman, and Colorado Law Alumnus, William Lee Knous, a 1911 graduate of the Law School  and the only person in Colorado history to have occupied the highest seats in each branch of government: President of the state Senate, Governor, and Chief Justice.  The Law Alumni Board of Directors has conferred this award annually since 1960. Renowned recipients include former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Michael Bender and former Governor Bill Ritter.

The Law School will honor Peter at its 37th Annual Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Seawell Grand Ballroom of the Denver Center for Performing Arts.  The ceremony will also honor Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Dietze and Davis, P.C. Creates Scholarship to Honor Founding Partner Peter C. Dietze

Dietze and Davis, P.C. is pleased to announce the establishment of the Peter C. Dietze Scholarship Fund at the University of Colorado Law School.  The Fund is being established by Dietze and Davis, P.C. to honor Peter’s notable career both inside and outside the courtroom, as well as the mentorship, leadership, and friendship he provided, and continues to provide, to those around him.

Peter graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1962 and has served as Boulder’s assistant city attorney between 1963 and 1965 and as the city attorney between 1965 and 1968.  Peter co-founded Dietze and Davis, P.C. with his friend and classmate, Joel Davis, in 1972 and recently retired after a long and accomplished career in real estate title insurance law.  Over the course of his career, Peter participated in over fifty Colorado appellate court cases and several federal appellate court cases.  He also has given generously to his alma mater, previously serving as Regent, member of the CU Law Alumni Advisory Board, and member of the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation. 

The Peter C. Dietze Scholarship Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards each academic year to students enrolled in the University of Colorado Law School who have exhibited financial need and who intend to practice in Colorado after graduating.

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Please contact Dietze and Davis, P.C. at (303) 447-1375 or the University of Colorado Law School at (303) 492-6678 with any questions or for more information about the Peter C. Dietze Scholarship Fund.

Dietze and Davis, P.C. Shareholder Renée Ezer Presents Maximum Capacity CLE

Shareholder Renée Ezer presented on a panel of estate practitioners concerning “Maximum Capacity: Guidance for attorneys when dealing with clients or opposing parties who may have limited capacity. Sponsored by the Access to Legal Services Committee, in conjunction with the Domestic Relations and Elder Law Sections of the Boulder County Bar Association, the panel discussed issues related to important issues involving representing clients with diminished capacity, and compliance with associated ethical rules.

Mark Detsky Represented CIEA in Negotiations Over Potential Colorado Energy Plan (CEP)

Dietze and Davis, P.C. shareholder and attorney Mark Detsky represented our client, the Colorado Independent Energy Association (CIEA) in months of negotiations over the potential Colorado Energy Plan (CEP).  If successful, the CEP could retire 660 MW of coal-fired generation in Colorado and replace that generation with nearly 2 gigawatts of new wind and solar facilities, and new gas facilities.  CIEA represents the interests of the independent power producer industry in Colorado, the members of which will be submitting bids to allow Xcel to present a compelling CEP to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.  Mr. Detsky is quoted in the Denver Post article on the Settlement Agreement that seeks the Commission's approval to present the CEP:

Xcel Energy plans to retire two coal-fired plants in Pueblo, increase renewables

DIETZE AND DAVIS, P.C. LAWYERS CONTINUE A TRADITION OF LEADERSHIP IN COLORADO LAW

June is the time of year when the state and local bar associations announce their leadership for the 2017-18 year.  This year six Dietze and Davis, P.C. lawyers and a paralegal hold several leadership positions in the Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations: 

  • Renee Ezer has accepted the gavel as incoming President of the Boulder County Bar Association.
  • Jennifer Lorenz will continue on the Boulder County Bar Association Board as the new Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Karl Kumli will chair the Natural Resource and Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. 
  • Kara Godbehere is the incoming Secretary/Treasurer of the CBA Water Law Section.
  • Star Waring will continue her service on the CBA Water Law Section Executive Council. 
  • Star and Karl also will continue their service on the statewide Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors. 
  • Gabriella Stockmayer will serve another term as co-chair of the Natural Resource and Environmental Law Section of the Boulder County Bar Association.
  • Julie Wolfe continues her service as co-chair of the Paralegal Section of the Boulder County Bar Association.

Renee’s tenure marks the fourth time a D&D attorney has served as Boulder Bar President.  Steve Closky (2006-07), Karl (2009-2010) and Star (2011-2012) have held those reins in the past.  Of course, the standard for service was set by Joel Davis, who was a founder of the Boulder County Bar Foundation, and Peter Dietze, who served three terms (1977-1996) as a statewide elected Regent of the University of Colorado, including two terms as Chair of the Regents of the University.

Signing of HB 17-1227!

Mark Detsky is proud to share this picture of Governor Hickenlooper's bill signing ceremony in May 2017 of HB 17-1227, the culmination of three years of work with Dietze and Davis, P.C.'s client, the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition. - www.eebco.org-   The bill extends Colorado's energy efficiency resource standard for 10 years and brings the base line measurement forward 12 years to drive this strong corner of Colorado's economy. 

 

HB17-1227 can be found at the following link::  https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1227