The attorneys of Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP are nationally recognized for understanding our clients’ businesses, in-depth knowledge of the law, responsiveness to client needs, and cost-effective representation.
In the area of financial restructuring and bankruptcy, we assist lenders (both institutional and non-institutional lenders), creditors, receivers, trustees, debtors, and lessors and tenants with all aspects of debt workout and restructures, bankruptcy and general insolvency, creditor rights, and other performance problems including forced sales and asset dispositions.
In our practices relating to the financial services industry, we assist with federal and state regulatory issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, financial and lending transactions, litigation and dispute resolution, anti-money laundering, compliance solutions and vendor management.
Our insurance recovery attorneys assist policyholder clients in both first-party (property) and third-party (liability) claims relating to property damage, construction defects, design defects, title claims, errors and omissions, director’s and officer’s liability, financial institution bonds, surety bonds and life insurance.
The firm is proud to have been included on the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Firms on the list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
SBBO was honored with a National ranking for Financial Services Regulation Law.
The firm received Metropolitan rankings in Denver in the following practice areas:
• Banking and Finance Law
• Insurance Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Financial Services Regulation Law
• Litigation – Banking and Finance
SBBO also received a Metropolitan ranking in Dallas/Fort Worth for Financial Services Regulation Law.
In 2018 partners Steve Shapiro, Duncan Barber and John Podvin and of counsel Tom Bieging were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Shapiro, Podvin and Bieging have been named to the Best Lawyers list multiple times, while Barber was named to the list for the first time in 2018. Shapiro, Barber and Bieging are based in Denver and Podvin in Dallas, Texas.
The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© was based on 7.3 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers, which resulted in about 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Management / Department Heads
Firm Practice Areas
- Banking and Finance Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Financial Services Regulation Law
- Insurance Law
- Litigation - Banking and Finance
- Real Estate Law