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Business briefs: Part-time Steamboat resident named top Texas attorney

Part-time Steamboat resident named top Texas attorney

Richard A. “Dick” Sayles, who splits time between homes in Steamboat Springs and Dallas, has been named as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Texas by his peers in the legal community and the publishers of Super Lawyers, an annual magazine that honors the Lone Star State’s leading attorneys. Sayles has earned selection to the Top 10 list six different times among a field of more than 95,000 eligible Texas lawyers, including the past five years in a row.

“My friends in Steamboat Springs know me as someone who loves fly-fishing, but I do have a pretty good day job,” Sayles said. “After a hard-fought courtroom trial, my wife Veronica and I can’t wait to get back here to be with our friends and enjoy all that makes this community so great.”



Sayles, a name partner at Dallas’ Sayles Werbner, represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes civil litigation in courtrooms throughout the U.S. His clients include technology companies, hedge funds, corporate officers and directors, product manufacturers, city governments and individuals.

Currently, Sayles is preparing to present arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of March in what legal observers are calling one of the most important patent cases in years.



Sayles often can be spotted locally at the Steamboat Flyfisher while preparing for an outing with his wife, Veronica, who he admits is the family’s top trout angler. His love for the sport led Sayles to become a part-owner of Trout Creek Flies in Dutch John, Utah, along with Steamboat resident Rob Burden and local hero Johnny Spillane, a three-time Nordic combined Olympic medal winner.

“The only things better than trout fishing in Steamboat Springs can be found in the people who live here and the area itself,” Sayles said. “My family is very lucky to have been able to spend a lot of time here over the years while building relationships with friends that will last a lifetime.”

Sayles invites Steamboat locals to come by Steamboat Flyfisher and learn about a trip to Trout Creek Flies for great fishing on the Green River, or to simply say hello when they spot him in town or on the Yampa or Elk Rivers as he and Veronica continue their never-ending quest for the 30-inch trout.

Open house for new medical office building

New medical office Two Pine will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at its recently built location at 942 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs.

The public can meet the three health and wellness specialists who work at the office.

Dr. Jennifer McPeek is a board-certified osteopathic physician offering hands-on treatment that re-establishes and maintains optimal function of the musculoskelatal, nervous and immune systems.

Dr. Barbara Gueldner is a licensed psychologist who works with children, their families and community providers.

Dr. Grace Calihan is a registered naturopathic doctor providing integrative and functional health care to adults and children.

For more information, call 970-879-9362.

Coldwell Banker announces new partner

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties has recently announced the promotion of Theresa Pemberton to partner serving the Sun Valley, Vail, Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction markets.

Pemberton moved to the Wood River Valley in 1999 to embark on a new adventure and began working in the real estate business. Prior to moving to Ketchum, she worked for ThriftyPayLess Drug Stores for over 20 years gaining an extensive amount of experience in marketing, advertising, market research and customer service during her tenure with the company.

Pemberton joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in 2009 after having spent 10 years as the office manager, marketing manager and bookkeeper for Classic Realty.

In her position as director of operations and finance with Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, she oversees the operations of the five offices, the rental division, transactions, listings, marketing and training,and handles the bookkeeping.

Pemberton holds an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona.

CMC hosting business seminar

Community members who are thinking about starting their own small business can get some free advice from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

The college and SCORE are putting on a seminar focused on starting up a business.

Attendees will learn about revenue and sales forecasting, assessing a potential customer base and funding sources for businesses, among other things.

The seminar will be held in Room 127 of the new academic center at CMC.

For more information, call Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.


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