2020 NEWS


March 12, 2020

Reilly LLP proudly presents our team of A-List litigators including: Dan Reilly, Clare Pennington, Michael Robertson, John McHugh, Robert Kelly, and Steven Segall.

Read the full article here.


March 10, 2020

In an order issued on February 21, Senior U.S. Judge E. Richard Webber of the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis awarded attorneys’ fees in the amount of $7,005,337 and costs of $139,164 to Reilly LLP’s clients.

Read the full article here.


January 2, 2020

Reilly LLP was the receipient of 11 top rankings by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report in their 2020 “Best Law Firms” list. Among the placements, Reilly was ranked nationally in banking and finance litigation.

Read the full article here.

2019 NEWS


July 10, 2019

Reilly won $102 million in damages in a bank trustee breach of duty case over the mishandling of insolvent National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS) funeral funds. The case was brought against PNC Bank by Jo Ann Howard and Associates, P.C., the Special Deputy Receiver, a group of state guaranty associations and its national organization, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA).

Read the full article here.


March 29, 2019

Reilly has completed closing arguments  in a Missouri federal court case over the mishandling of insolvent National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS) funeral funds.  The case was brought by Jo Ann Howard and Associates, P.C., the Special Deputy Receiver, a group of state guaranty associations and its national organization, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA). The case arose out of a nationwide Ponzi scheme by NPS, a Missouri-based seller of pre-need funeral contracts.

Read the full article here.

2018 NEWS

Reilly Successful in Years-long Case

April 20, 2018

Reilly has prevailed in a years-long case State of Colorado v. The Castle Law Group, LLC, et al. The judge in the case awarded a victory to Reilly’s client Castle Law Group, including awarding legal fees totaling $1.9 million.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman claimed that the defendants including the foreclosure law firm and also former partners Larry and Caren padded billings in order to take in millions in illegitimate profits from the banks they represented, as well as the affected homeowners and real estate investors who later bought the foreclosed houses at auction. In April 2017, Denver District Judge Morris Hoffman ruled against the state, arguing in a 92-page opinion that neither the Castles nor the other defendants took advantage of the position banks were in to move foreclosures quickly during the housing crisis.”

Read the full DSNews article here, and also The Denver Post article on the case outcome here.

John McHugh, Reilly Partner and President, Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Shares the Importance of Equal Representation and Diversity on the Bench

March 19, 2018

John McHugh, Reilly Partner and President of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, was quoted recently in Law Week Colorado’s article “Filling the Gaps” on the importance of the bench reflecting the makeup of the community.

Read the full article here.

John McHugh and Michael Robertson Named Partners of The Firm

January 1, 2018

Reilly is pleased to welcome John McHugh and Michael Robertson as Partners of The Firm effective January 1, 2018.
John is a skilled trial attorney with a wide civil practice that includes experience in cases in the financial services, insurance, and energy industries. He was the lead attorney in the landmark lawsuit that challenged Colorado’s laws that prohibit same-sex marriage.

Since becoming an attorney, John has worked on high-stakes and notable matters. At Reilly, he has enjoyed representing prominent clients including professional sports teams, SEC investment advisors, and national title companies. Prior to joining Reilly, he was an associate with the international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York City.

John earned his law degree from New York University School of Law.

Read John’s full bio here.

Michael is an experienced trial attorney with a focused practice on complex commercial litigation, business disputes, fiduciary litigation, and accountant malpractice matters. He has a national litigation presence and has litigated cases in state and federal courts across Colorado and the country.

Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as an accountant for a Fortune 500 company. He utilizes his unique accounting background while working closely with his corporate clients and case experts oftentimes on highly-technical matters involving corporate finance, accounting, and tax law issues.

Michael graduated from the Miami School of Law where he received the Dean’s Achievement Award, and holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University.

Read Michael’s full bio here.

2017 NEWS

Reilly Successful in Defense of High Profile ‘Foreclosure King’ Larry Castle

November 22, 2017

The Colorado attorney general’s office was so haphazard and reckless in its failed pursuit to prove former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm had defrauded thousands of consumers that a judge has ordered it to pay his attorneys’ tab – an amount that easily could toll into the millions of dollars.

Read the media coverage here.

Reilly Handles $34M Travelport Tax Case Dismissal

April 26, 2017

Travelport, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of travel reservation services, was assessed more than $34 million by Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) in corporate income taxes, interest, and penalties. Reilly’s Dan Reilly and Clare Pennington, along with income tax specialty firm Silverstein & Pomerantz LLP, successfully defended this client in having the case dismissed and CDOR withdrawing its claim.

For Travelport v. Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado; and Barbara Bohl, in her official capacity as the Executive Director the Court Order here.

Reilly Successfully Handles Complex Corporate Tax Dispute for Target Brands, Inc.

March 10, 2017

The Colorado Department of Revenue sought more than $40 million in corporate income tax from TBI. After a two-week trial, the Court entered judgment reducing the tax assessment to $12.8 million.* Reilly attorneys Dan Reilly and Clare Pennington were lead counsel on the case.

For Target Brands Inc. v. Colorado Department of Revenue et al read the Court Order here.

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