The Colorado Lawyer
Vol. 40, No. 10 [Page 111]
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James L. Castrodale
November 17, 1934–August 13, 2011
Stephen E. Rounds
d. August 22, 2011, age 65
Daniel Fox Bernard
Daniel Fox Bernard was born in Kenton, Ohio, on October 4, 1942, to Leo and Betty (Fox) Bernard. He passed away at Longmont United Hospital on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma, with his wife, Dale, at his side.
Dan grew up in Ohio, where he was active in academic, athletic, and community activities. He was an avid ham radio operator and model airplane flyer. He graduated with a degree in political science from Iowa State University. He attended law school at Duke University. Dan and Dale moved to Southeast Asia, where Dan served two years in the Navy JAG Corps on the legal staff of the Commander of U.S. Naval forces in the Philippines. At the end of his naval service as a JAG officer, the Bernards moved to Colorado.
In 1972, Dan joined the law firm of Grant & McCarren, which later became Bernard Lyons Gaddis & Kahn, P.C. Over the next thirty-six years, he developed a statewide practice focused on the representation of school districts, including the St. Vrain Valley School District. Dan developed a specialty as a negotiator for management rights in collective bargaining agreements with teachers’ associations. He negotiated working agreements throughout the state and often served as special counsel to districts in arbitration hearings. Recently retired, he remained Senior Counsel to the firm. Dan’s approach to collective bargaining was to be firm but fair, honest in all dealings, and professional in all settings.
Dan was known and admired for his calm demeanor, his integrity, and his ability to find the middle ground on even the most contentious issues. His law partners, friends, and colleagues remember Dan’s "famous" form of greeting—a salute or wave when you walked into a big room, or a restaurant, or a party. His arm would shoot straight up with his fingers close together—signaling "come join us, come be part of us." It told you immediately that you were welcome.
Dan volunteered in a variety of ways, serving as President of the Boulder County Bar Foundation, President of the Boulder United Way, President of the Fox Hill Country Club, Board Member of the Duke Law School Alumni Association, Chair of the City’s Long Range Planning Commission, Treasurer of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Paul Harris Fellow in the Longmont Rotary Club. Dan worked on community-wide fundraising campaigns, serving as a Superconductor candidate for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and co-chair of the OUR Center Benefit Golf Tournament. For the past decade, he served as a Director of the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, which supports teachers and programs in local schools.
Dan is survived by Dale, his daughter Kate Buchanan and her husband Phil, his son Ryan and his wife Leah, and five grandchildren.
—Reprinted with permission from the
Boulder County Bar Newsletter (Sept. 2011),
Harold S. Bloomenthal
Harold S. Bloomenthal, a great legal scholar, lawyer, and writer, died in August at his home in Denver, Colorado. He was 90.
Harold Stafford Bloomenthal was born in Shirley, Massachusetts on December 10, 1920, and grew up in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated from Marshall University, cum laude, in 1942, and joined the U.S. Army Air Corp as a navigator on a B-29 Superfortress, where he served in the Pacific Theater, flying thirty-five missions over enemy forces. After serving in World War II, Bloomenthal returned to his education. He received his JD from Duke University in 1947, graduating first in his class and Order of the Coif. He began his practice of law with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). His passion was teaching, and he returned to school and received a JSD degree from Yale University in 1950. He then returned to the SEC, where he was an enforcement attorney in the Denver Regional Office. In 1952, he began his teaching career at the University of Wyoming. There, he also developed his love of writing, publishing articles in Securities Law and a casebook on natural resources.
Bloomenthal began the private practice of law in the areas of corporate and securities law in 1954, but would return to the University of Wyoming to teach for close to twenty years. He also taught at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, the University of Denver College of Law, Duke University, the University of Arizona, the University of Colorado, and the Hastings College of Law.
Bloomenthal was a widely published and nationally recognized authority in the field of securities law. His intellectual curiosity inspired his passion for writing, but he derived great satisfaction from sharing his extensive knowledge about securities law with others, especially young lawyers and law students. He is the author of Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Perspective, Securities Handbook, Securities and Federal Corporate Law Reports, and Going Public Handbook, and is the co-author of several publications. He also wrote numerous law review articles relating to securities law, administrative law, and natural resources law. He has co-authored Emerging Trends in Securities Law annually since 1989. In addition, he was the co-author and developer of Securities Exchange, a CD distributed by Thomson-West.
Bloomenthal is survived by his loving wife, Randi Bloomenthal; three children: John I. Bloomenthal of North Carolina, Kristina Maj Stanfield/Boscolo of Arizona, and Kenneth N. Stanfield of Washington; and three grandchildren. Bloomenthal is predeceased by his son Phillip Bloomenthal and one grandson.
—Submitted by Don Salcito
All of us at Messner & Reeves are very saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague and friend Daniel Hubbard on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the Hubbard family during this difficult time.
Dan was an Equity Partner at Messner & Reeves, LLC and a member of the firm’s litigation department. He joined the firm in 2008 and focused on complex civil litigation cases. Over the span of his career, he tried approximately forty-eight cases to verdict. Dan was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates —an invitation-only organization of attorneys who have tried a minimum of twenty civil jury trials to conclusion.
Dan served as Vice President (and President-Elect) of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. He was named a SuperLawyer in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Not only was Dan a phenomenal lawyer, he was a tremendous leader. He was respected and appreciated by everyone. Dan was an avid cyclist and participated in several bike races, including the Courage Classic and Ride the Rockies.
Dan’s expertise and friendship will be felt long into the future, and all of us at Messner & Reeves join many others in mourning his passing. Dan is survived by his wife Lori and three children.
—Submitted by Jim Smith
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