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Greenberg Traurig and Denver Business Journal Co-Host Panel on Denver’s Economic Growth and Transformation

DENVER – September 12, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is co-hosting a panel discussion with the Denver Business Journal focused on Denver’s economic growth and transformation, Sept. 12, 2018. Following a keynote by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, community leaders will discuss how the last 10 years have impacted the Denver business community and have created a need for new policies to manage growth.

Michael R. McGinnis, administrative shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office, will participate as a panelist in the discussion, titled “The Growth and Transformation of Denver’s Business, Political and Geographic Landscape,” moderated by Denver Business Journal Publisher Pete Casillas. Other panelists include Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport; Tamara Door, president and CEO of Downtown Denver Partnership; and Kevin Kelley, executive vice president of United Properties.

“Ten years ago,” McGinnis said, “we had a severe national recession, bringing development activities in the Denver area to a grinding halt. Due to a confluence of factors, over the past decade, we’ve seen significant development and transformation, particularly along the Front Range. I’m excited to join this stellar panel exploring this remarkable growth and forecasting what the future may hold.”

McGinnis, a member of the firm’s Public Finance and Corporate Practices, focuses on complex municipal and public finance matters and commercial transactions. He represents clients as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, purchaser's counsel, trustee's counsel, and borrower's counsel. Michael serves as disclosure and underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance by governmental entities of general obligation and revenue bonds, general airport revenue bonds airport special facilities bonds, and revenue bonds for public utilities. He also served as counsel to a public private partnership (P3) concessionaire. McGinnis’ clients include water authorities, states, counties, special districts, and municipalities. He is also experienced in implementing and developing legal structures and strategies for transportation authorities, special taxing districts, and other governmental agencies.

McGinnis is a member of the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Chamber Economic Development Corporation and the Aurora Economic Development Corporation, as well as a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

This event is the second in a series of discussions co-hosted by Greenberg Traurig and the Denver Business Journal. The first, held in May, focused on innovation and disruption in the Denver business community and featured Greenberg Traurig shareholder Thomas B. Romer.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office
Greenberg Traurig's Denver team offers clients a business-minded perspective into legal issues as well as a strategic gateway for Denver businesses to operate in today’s global marketplace. The Denver team’s core practice areas include American Indian Law, appellate litigation, commercial litigation, compensation and benefits, corporate transactions, employment litigation, energy and natural resources, environmental compliance and litigation, federal regulatory and administrative law, financial services litigation, health care and FDA law, intellectual property and technology, land use and zoning, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, securities law, and tax.

About Greenberg Traurig LLP
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