Cheryl Matlosz Join McGeady Becher as Director of Practice

McGeady Becher, the leading advisor for special districts in Colorado, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Matlosz has joined the firm as the Director of Practice Development effective April 16, 2018. Cheryl will devote her time working on Professional Development, Business Development, and overall Firm Management activities. Cheryl brings with her a wide depth of law firm industry knowledge and practices. She has worked in the legal industry for over 18 years in both Am Law 200 firms and Fortune 500 corporate legal departments. In 2017, Cheryl was named an Outstanding Legal Professional by Law Week Colorado.

For more information, contact:

Claudia Miller
Firm Administrator
McGeady Becher
450 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
303-592-4380

 

Allison T. Conti and Jennifer C. Rogers Join McGeady Becher 

December 4, 2017…DENVER, COLORADO…McGeady Becher, the leading legal advisor for special district projects in Colorado, is pleased to announce that Allison T. Conti and Jennifer C. Rogers have become associates of the Firm effective as of December 4, 2017. Ms. Conti and Ms. Rogers’ practices will emphasize special districts, municipal finance, municipal law, and real estate.

Prior to joining McGeady Becher, Ms. Conti gained experience in both the private and public sectors. Most notably, she held a summer associateship where she gained experience in the areas of corporate and securities law, land use, real estate, and local government law. Ms. Conti is a graduate of graduate of Stetson University College of Law, where she earned a J.D./M.B.A. During law school, she competed on Stetson’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Board where she developed valuable advocacy skills, specifically within the area of negotiation.

Ms. Rogers brings thirteen years of real estate and lender finance experience to the firm. Prior to joining McGeady Becher, her practice primarily focused on representing national banking institutions in the areas of litigation, real estate and mortgage finance. Her experience includes all aspects of secured lending transactions, civil litigation, and drafting an assortment of real estate and financial agreements. Ms. Rogers is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

For more information, contact:

Claudia Miller
Firm Administrator
McGeady Becher
450 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
303-592-4380

 

Mary Jo Dougherty Named LLS Woman of the Year

Congratulations to McGeady Becher shareholder, Mary Jo Dougherty, who was recently named The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Rocky Mountain Woman of the Year in recognition of her amazing fundraising efforts that yielded nearly $240,000 for blood cancer research and critical services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer – that’s over 170,000 people each year. In September 2013, Dougherty’s life changed overnight when she became a part of that statistic. What she believed to be pain caused by a sports injury turned out to be multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow where they crowd out healthy blood cells. The cancer had eaten away Dougherty’s L3 vertebrae, requiring immediate surgery before she could begin chemotherapy, and then a stem cell treatment followed in July of 2014.

While multiple myeloma is treatable, it is not curable. Following her stem cell treatment, Dougherty was in remission for over a year, but in November of 2015 her cancer markers started rising. She is now enrolled in a clinical trial in an effort to keep the cancer at bay, and her markers continue to bounce up and down. In the meantime, Dougherty has returned to her active lifestyle, and spends as much time as possible skiing, windsurfing, hiking, and enjoying her young grandchildren.

Dougherty was honored to be nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, a spirited ten-week fundraising competition among a group of 17 leaders from across the greater Denver area. Dougherty has never been comfortable asking others for money, but in the midst of so much uncertainty surrounding her own health, she knows that funding LLS research to develop new treatments is the way we will find cures for all those battling not just blood cancers, but other cancers as well. In fact, almost half of the new therapies approved by the FDA from 2000 to 2012 to treat all types of cancers were first approved for blood cancer patients.

At the conclusion of the ten-week Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, the 17 Rocky Mountain region candidates collective raised almost $850,000 for the LLS, far exceeding the regional goal of $700,000. These funds will be invested in leading-edge research that investigates the causes of blood cancers, seeks better therapies, and provides information and services to patients and their families.

Dougherty and her fundraising team raised $239,833 for the LLS, the most among all the Rocky Mountain candidates, and nearly 30% of the regional total. At the Grand Finale Gala at the Denver Marriott City Center on Saturday, May 20, 2017, Dougherty was named the LLS Rocky Mountain Woman of the Year.

Founded in 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Nationally, the funds generated through Man & Woman of the Year, along with all other annual campaigns, have helped the LLS to invest more than $1 billion in blood cancer research since 1954, and fund approximately $80 million in cutting-edge research annually, with a current multi-year investment plan of $286.4 million. The LLS also assists blood cancer patients by providing $49.2 million in copay assistance, providing education programs to patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, connecting patients and survivors for one to one peer support, and sponsoring monthly support groups that provide both peer and professional counseling.

For more information, contact:

Claudia Miller
Firm Administrator
McGeady Becher
450 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
303-592-4380