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February 22, 2022

Bob Choate, Jody Duvall and Fritz Ganz join CP2

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC (“CP2”) is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to its team: Bob Choate, Jody Duvall and Fritz Ganz.

Bob Choate’s practice is focused on complex real estate development and associated corporate transactions, as well as heavy civil construction.  Prior to joining Coan Payton & Payne, Mr. Choate spent many years as corporate counsel for local governmental entities in Northern Colorado, and has extensive experience navigating the permitting processes necessary to acquire and protect vested development rights. Mr. Choate is a current member and previous chair of the Larimer County Planning Commission, and a current volunteer and prior trustee for the Overland Mountain Bike Association, a local nonprofit dedicated to public lands and trail development.

Fritz Ganz is an environmental engineer and environmental, natural resources and litigation attorney licensed in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming with 21 years’ experience in the fields of environmental and natural resources law, mining law, construction defect litigation, insurance and commercial litigation, complex litigation, regulatory compliance, citizen suits, class actions and non-profit organizations.  Mr. Ganz represents clients in the transactional and administrative settings as well as in the courtroom.  Mr. Ganz is an adjunct professor teaching environmental law at the University of Denver’s Department of Geography & Environment.

Jody Duvall focuses his practice on advising employers on issues such as hiring, termination, discipline, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secrets, unfair competition, and wage and hour matters, among others. Mr. Duvall also represents employers before federal and state labor and employment agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, and their state-level counterparts.  In addition to his labor and employment practice, Mr. Duvall represents clients in business and general civil litigation matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, arbitration, and mediation.