Hogan Lovells’ Denver Lawyers Receive Pro Bono Award
07 January 2011
DENVER, 7 January 2011 – A team of Hogan Lovells’ Denver lawyers were recipients of Law Week Colorado’s 2010 Pro Bono Award for their work on behalf of Clyfford Still Museum, a Colorado nonprofit corporation formed to construct and operate a new museum in Denver that will hold 2,400 pieces of Clyfford Still’s artwork. Partners Craig Umbaugh, Nancy Clodfelter, Scott Reisch, and Robert Mintz along with associates Tony Ryan, Jenny McClister, and Seaton Thedinger have been involved in all aspects of this significant project.
Still was the originator of abstract expressionism and one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. In the early 1950s, Still severed ties with museums and art galleries and most of his work has remained unseen since that time. The terms of Still's estate specified that this body of work be left to an American city that would agree to build and maintain permanent quarters exclusively for the collection. In 2004 Denver won the competition to be that city, and Hogan Lovells became involved shortly thereafter, providing services in connection with acquiring the collection, land acquisition, financing, and development. When the museum opens, currently projected to be sometime in 2012, this unprecedented art collection will be made available to the public for the first time.