The Firm Welcomes Trusted Counsel to the Firm

DENVER (September 1, 2021) – Moye White LLP is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Atlanta, Georgia, the first expansion outside Colorado in the firm’s 45-year history. The firm has also welcomed four new attorneys and team members to its Business Section as it merged with Trusted Counsel (Ashley) LLC, a corporate and intellectual property boutique law firm. 

“This merger reinforces our commitment to serving our national and regional clients with the same high standards of service, excellence, and care that we have developed while operating in Colorado since 1976,” said Managing Partner Thomas M. List. “Over the years, our client base has expanded, as have the needs of our clients. This will position us to best represent our clients with significant operations in another region. Trusted Counsel is the perfect fit, in terms of practice area expertise, top-tier attorneys, and – as is of utmost importance to the Moye White team – culture.”

“Moye White is the perfect fit for Trusted Counsel’s future. The firm has an amazing reputation not just in Colorado, but throughout the country. After meeting with the team, I knew our cultures and personalities would be a natural pair,” said Evelyn A. Ashley, who founded the firm and served as its Managing Partner for 17 years prior to the merger. “But this move is bigger than just our team; this move will greatly expand the depth and breadth of our legal services offerings for our established and growing client base. Our teams strengthen each other, and combined, we’ll be able to increase and extend our geographic and practice reach, as well as enhance the top-notch client service foundational to both firms.”

Learn more about each of the firm’s newest attorneys below.

Evelyn A. Ashley
As a corporate and intellectual property attorney, Evelyn A. Ashley has wide-ranging legal and business experience providing a results-focused, pragmatic approach on behalf of clients. Her practice focuses on providing strategic legal assistance and counsel to private companies as well as angels, family offices, and venture fund managers. She uses her knowledge to help clients grow, add value, navigate disputes, and realize value from their respective businesses. She has extensive experience in complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and private company investments (both investor and company-side representations), corporate governance, and intellectual property strategy and monetization. She works with a wide range of businesses, including many U.S. headquarters of UK and European businesses.

She earned her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, with honors, and her undergraduate degree from Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, New York – the home of Women’s Rights National Park. Ashley currently serves as a board member for the nsoro Foundation, a nonprofit that assists college-bound young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. 

Valerie D. Barton
As a mergers & acquisitions, exit planning, corporate and intellectual property attorney, Valerie D. Barton works across a broad range of industries in the planning, development, and execution of business strategies. She advises clients in the formative stage of managing the business and its equity/debt funding needs, through the strategic investment and venture financing/private equity rounds that support the latter stages of her clients’ corporate development growth. 

She earned her law degree from the Emory University School of Law. Barton also received her international MBA and her undergraduate degree in English medieval history and architecture from the University of South Carolina. Barton is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, receiving her certification from the Exit Planning Institute for the purpose of better counseling clients in the areas of succession planning and exit strategies. 

Allen N. Bradley
As a corporate attorney, partner Allen N. Bradley assists clients through some of the most complex and high-stakes matters. These include corporate finance and private securities; corporate and partnership tax; executive and other nonqualified compensation; and wills, trusts, and estate law. He also has significant experience with renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. Bradley is the Georgia Solar Energy Association 2020 Advocate of the Year.

He earned both his law degree and his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He also received his master’s in taxation (LLM) from the New York University School of Law. Bradley is an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Tax Forum, the Solar Energy Industry Association and the Public Policy & Incentives Working Group of the Georgia Solar Energy Association.  

Michael R. Siavage
Michael R. Siavage is an of counsel attorney who counsels technology companies and other investors. This includes venture capital and corporate finance transactions, as well as a wide range of corporate matters. He also has substantial experience with intellectual property transactions, including licensing; joint venture and development agreements; reseller and distribution agreements; and the formation and structuring of new companies.

He earned his law degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. Siavage has served as a regular lecturer for LaunchPad and recently served as a board member for the Atlanta Technology Angels.


About Moye White LLP

Moye White LLP is a business law firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally, with offices in Colorado and Georgia. The firm provides legal representation across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, offering strategic, business-oriented counsel to public, private, and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. As one of the earliest national law firms to achieve B Corp certification, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. For more information, please visit moyewhite.com or contact Managing Partner Ted White at 303-292-2900 or Ted.White@moyewhite.com.

Patrick Akers

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigation

J. David Arkell

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigationAdvanced Energy

Evelyn A. Ashley

Vice-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyInternational Transactions and Dispute ResolutionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesSoftware and Technology

Jack W. Berryhill

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Allen N. Bradley

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesTaxTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergySoftware and TechnologySustainability

Caleena S. Braig

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigation

James R. Cage

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationFinancial ServicesInsurance

Vikrama S. Chandrashekar

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationAdvanced EnergyBrewing and DistillingMedia and Entertainment

Frederic K. “Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Amy M. DeColibus

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionMergers and AcquisitionsReal Estate

Rebecca B. DeCook

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigationPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalAdvanced EnergyCommunications

Matt Dillman

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Bobby W. Dishell

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateAdvanced EnergyCannabisSustainability

Tom Dolphin

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Keely C. Downs

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateAdvanced EnergySustainability

Georginne Dudash

Attorney

Real Estate

Andrew T. Flynn

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Paul R. Franke, III

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesLitigationPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateCommunicationsFinancial Services

Heidi J. Gassman

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionReal EstateTrusts and Estates

Rebecca B. Givens

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal Estate

Steven J. Gockley

Attorney

ConstructionReal Estate

Garrett Graff

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageManufacturingCannabis

Charles Greenhouse

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationReal Estate

Scott P. Greiner, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateTaxTrusts and Estates

Arthur K. Griffin

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Lynne M. Hanson

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalFinancial ServicesFood and Beverage

Nick R. Herrick

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentLitigationInsurance

Allison M. Hester

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLitigation

Patrick J. Hickey

Attorney

EmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLitigationReal EstateAdvanced Energy

Yasaman H. Hosseini

Attorney

Business and CorporateInternational Transactions and Dispute ResolutionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateTrusts and Estates

Karla Jaramillo

Attorney

LitigationCannabis

Chris Jensen

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateAdvanced Energy

William F. Jones

Attorney

Franchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageInsuranceManufacturing

Paul W. Jordan

Attorney

Law Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationInsurance

Katie Kamenetsky

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Danielle M. Kane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal EstateSustainability

David J. Katalinas

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateFood and Beverage

John W. Kellogg

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesAdvanced EnergyManufacturingBlockchain Technology

Craig J. Knobbe

Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

David A. Laird

Vice-Chair, Litigation Section

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingConstructionLitigationReal EstateFinancial Services

Jennifer Knight Lang

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Brendan Leanos

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalFinancial Services

Chris Levkulich

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateTaxTrusts and Estates

Eric B. Liebman

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesInsuranceCannabis

Thomas M. List

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentLitigationReal Estate

Stephanie D. Loughner

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal Estate

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilitySoftware and Technology

Joseph W. Mark

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateLitigation

Chris McCall

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyLitigationCannabis

Courtney A. McShane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Jason T. Moilanen

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

John E. Moye

In Memoriam

Dean Nakayama

Chief Operating Officer

Edwin A. Naylor

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsManufacturing

Merc Pittinos

Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationReal Estate

Tasha J. Power

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Dean Richardson

Chair, Litigation Section

Franchise and DistributionLitigationReal EstateCannabis

Zaki Robbins

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalAdvanced Energy

Nikki Roberts

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateFinancial Services

Amy H. Ruhl

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Christopher W. Scolari

Attorney

Trusts and EstatesAdvanced Energy

Erin L. Scott

Attorney

Litigation

Tanya A. Sevy

Attorney

Administrative LawConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Lorni Sharrow, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Trusts and Estates

Michael R. Siavage

Of Counsel

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesSoftware and Technology

Jennifer L. Stenman

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal Estate

Timothy M. Swanson

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationFinancial Services

AJ Tedeschi

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging Companies

Jake J. Tiernan

Vice-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Tanner J. Walls

Attorney

Administrative LawCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentEmploymentLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationLaw Firms and Lawyers

Daniel C. Wennogle

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal Estate

Edward D. (Ted) White

Managing Partner

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesSustainability

Thomas Witt

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Mark W. Yoder

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateCannabis