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Denver Law Firm Changes Name, Announces Name Partner: Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson Adopts New Name, Logo April 25

Denver-based law firm Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and website at The firm was formerly Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP. Partner Christian Otteson becomes a name partner in recognition of his work in leading and growing the firm’s Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions practice.

Denver, CO, April 27, 2016 --( Denver-based law firm Bieging Shapiro & Barber announced a name change to Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP.

Along with the name change, the firm unveiled a new logo and changes to its website at The new name became effective April 25, 2016.

SBBO Managing Partner Steve Shapiro said, “We are very pleased to announce our name change and to recognize Christian Otteson as a name partner. Christian has done outstanding work in leading and growing the firm’s Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions practice and this honor is extremely well-deserved.”

In his practice, Otteson assists corporations and financial institutions with mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, general commercial agreements, technology-related issues and matters involving state and federal banking laws, regulations and supervisory agencies. He also assists financial institutions with the negotiation of regulatory agreements, business and capital plans, and with administrative proceedings related to regulatory enforcement actions.

The firm has represented clients in a number of noteworthy recent banking transactions, including Heartland Financial’s $83.5 million acquisition of CIC Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Denver-based Centennial Bank, and ColoEast Bankshares’ recent acquisition agreement whereby it will be acquired by Triumph Bancorp, Inc. for $70 million.

SBBO also served as outside legal counsel to Guaranty Bancorp in a merger agreement between Guaranty and Home State Bancorp. This merger will create one of the largest Colorado-based bank holding companies, with the combined entity having approximately $3.3 billion in assets.

About Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP (
With offices in Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas, Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson (SBBO) is a law firm committed to providing its clients with knowledgeable, responsive and cost-effective representation in the areas of financial services, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, insolvency, and insurance coverage. Founded in 2001 by former partners of national and regional law firms, the firm provides financial institutions, companies, and individuals with superior legal expertise in a broad range of commercial litigation, business, and regulatory matters. Many of the firm’s 18 attorneys have been recognized nationally for their industry-leading work.
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