January 28, 2010

The Denver office of national law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC announced today that it has donated a truck-load of office furniture to help one of Colorado’s leading non-profit organizations. Desks, chairs and office furniture, which were once in the firm’s Denver office, have found a new home at Arapahoe House, the state's leading provider of drug and alcohol substance abuse recovery services.

The high quality cherry wood office furniture will replace or supplement office furniture for Arapahoe House employees at the organization’s 14 locations.

“Donations from local businesses are always appreciated, and in a year where the economy has caused considerable challenges for non-profits across the state, we especially thank firms like Polsinelli Shughart that give back in meaningful ways to the community,” said David Murphy, CEO of Arapahoe House. “Our staff will greatly benefit from the furniture donation, which also allows us to focus our resources in serving clients.”

Supporting the community is just one benefits of the donation to Arapahoe House. The donation of the furniture previously used in the firm’s former office space also provides credits towards LEED certification. Last month, Polsinelli Shughart announced that it had submitted an application to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to receive LEED certification for commercial interiors at its new office space at 1515 Wynkoop St. in the historic Lower Downtown District (LoDo).

“Arapahoe House does great work in our community and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support them through this furniture donation,” said Gene Commander, shareholder and vice chair of Polsinelli Shughart’s construction practice group. “Whether it’s supporting the community through our involvement and donations, or doing our part to promote sustainable business practices, Polsinelli Shughart is committed to being a good corporate citizen within the Denver Metro community.”

Arapahoe House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and effective services for individuals and families with alcohol, drug or other behavioral health problems. The organization’s nationally-recognized programs are designed to give the more than 14,000 clients a greater chance of recovery.

Polsinelli Shughart was formed on February 1, 2009, following the merger of two Kansas City-based law firms: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC, and Shughart Thomson & Kilroy P.C. Shughart Thomson & Kilroy established its Denver office in 1998. The merger brought together the recognized litigation and trial experience of the Shughart firm with Polsinelli’s sophisticated business capabilities, setting the stage for growth in Denver and the firm’s offices in 12 other cities.

For more information contact Heather McMichael Public Relations and Communications Manager, 816-395-0618 or
Ashley Campbell, Linhart Public Relations,

About Polsinelli Shughart

With approximately 470 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences and health care. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies to both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 13 offices located in Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago and Edwardsville, Illinois; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, Missouri; New York City; and Washington, D.C.