March 15, 2017

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Attorneys Named to the 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

DENVER– Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s Denver-based attorneys have been listed in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Brian M. Nazarenus has been named to the 2017 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers. Brian helps water users find, secure and defend their water rights in Colorado and the Western U.S. His clients include municipalities, water and wastewater sanitation districts, mines, golf course developers, energy companies and various commercial facilities. Brian serves as a trusted advisor, providing strategic guidance on long-term water planning and water rights projects. In Colorado, his experience includes the adjudication of surface and underground water rights, the development and adjudication of augmentation plans, water rights transfers, and exchange cases. Brian has also litigated and negotiated settlements regarding complex tribal water claims in other Western states.

Dylan H. Metzner has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Dylan helps individuals and families with their private wealth planning. He focuses on designing plans to minimize both tax ramifications and family conflict. Dylan assists clients in identifying their family values and goals and developing a strategy to honor these values and goals while protecting their wealth for future generations. His clients include high net-worth individuals, corporate executives, closely held business owners and professionals often working in the medical field.

About Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Only up to 5 percent of attorneys in a state are named as Super Lawyers. Selecting these attorneys involves an in-depth, measurable process. Peer nominations by seasoned attorneys followed by detailed evaluations are matched against third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on a state-by-state basis annually.

No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in a state are named as Rising Stars. The lawyers who make this list must be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience. They go through the same selection process as Super Lawyers, excluding the peer evaluations.

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