January 28, 2010

Attorney Ronald G. Rossi has joined Polsinelli Shughart PC as a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office, where he will develop the clean technology practice and assist clients in the energy and biotechnology fields with complex financial transactions.

Rossi brings more than 30 years of experience related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and finance and project development in growing industries, including oil and gas, alternative energy, biosciences, health care and technology.

“Ron adds tremendous experience to our firm to serve the region’s leading and emerging clean technology and alternative energy industries,” said G. Stephen Long, managing partner of the Denver office. “He has an outstanding reputation in the energy, business and legal communities, which will greatly benefit our clients. We’re privileged to have Ron as part of our Polsinelli Shughart team.”

Prior to joining Polsinelli Shughart, Rossi was of counsel with Snell & Wilmer LLP in Denver. Throughout his career, Rossi has been on the leading edge of all regulatory, financial and operational aspects of alternative energy fields, including wind, solar and geothermal power. He founded one of the country’s largest biodiesel companies, and he has served as lead counsel in M&A projects for more than 100 companies.

Ross says he was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart given the firm’s growth, resources and value offered to clients.

“Clean technology and clean energy are the core of our new economy,” Rossi said. “I’m pleased to bring my experience to help clients navigate the changing federal regulations, financial structures and growing demand in these industries.”

A member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, Rossi received his J.D. and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan.

Rossi is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

· Changing federal regulations for clean energy companies
· Growth of clean energy companies
· Mergers and acquisitions

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

or Kelly Womer, Linhart PR,, 303-951-2553

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.
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