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Steven T. Mulligan


Denver Office
1099 18th Street
Suite 2150
Denver, CO 80202

(O): 303.390.0192
(F): 303.390.0177

Steven T. Mulligan is Counsel in the Construction industry group, focusing primarily on business and commercial law. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Denver, Colorado.

Steve represents construction contractors, businesses, business owners, and sole proprietors helping them review and negotiate contracts, buy or sell companies and assets, obtain financing, forming and governing business entities, and planning for business succession. He has helped numerous chapter 11 debtors succeed in confirming plans of reorganization and selling assets through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. On behalf of creditors, Steve has successfully litigated motions for relief from the automatic stay allowing his clients to pursue their creditor rights and remedies or pursued non-dischargeability actions for such creditors. 

Steve’s vast experience ranges from his restructuring and reorganization cases to his role as a former in-house counsel for a privately held, diversified group of international companies. During his tenure as in-house counsel, he provided advice on a wide range of legal issues relating to the companies’ diverse operations. This is the type of institutional experience that allows him to provide the insight others can’t.

His well-rounded legal abilities aside, Steve’s competitive nature reaches outside of the office and onto the ice. He began playing hockey 20 years ago and soon found himself competing on an adult team called the Thoroughblades. The highlight of his time on the ice was being joined on the same team by his son, making his love for the game a family affair although he doesn’t get to play as often as he would like. Steve also is a man of travel, having lived in different destinations throughout his career, even spending three years across the pond in London, England. When he isn’t in the office, he can also be found hiking and biking new trails and documenting his views through photographs.

Steven’s knowledge and understanding of the industries he serves and his practice areas continue to raise the bar at Jackson Kelly.


  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2020-2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell:  AV Preeminent Rating

Notable Legal Experience

  • Argued cases to the Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Argued cases to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Represented creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases throughout the United States
  • Represented numerous Chapter 11 debtors in successfully confirming plans of reorganization
  • Former in-house counsel for privately held, diversified group of international companies

Work History

  • Jackson Kelly PLLC (2014-Present)
  • Bieging Shapiro & Barber (k/n/a Shapiro Barber Beiging & Otteson) (2007-2014) 



  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Restructuring
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate


  • Construction


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A. in English, 1983)


  • Colorado (1990)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1996)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado (1998)

Professional Organizations

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • Standing Local Bankruptcy Rules Revision Committee, Member 
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Business Section, Legislative Policy Committee Liaison
  • Denver Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, "Negotiating Insurance Provisions in Construction Contracts," National Business Institute's Construction Insurance Bootcamp Video Webcast, Nov. 20, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Types of Construction Project Insurance Policies:  Ensuring They Protect Your Clients," National Business Institute's Construction Insurance Bootcamp Video Webcast, Nov. 20, 2019
  • Co-lecturer, "'Bid rigging' and the Ever-Growing Consumer Protection Act (CPA)," Colorado Bar Association's 2019 Annual Business Law Institute, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Changes and Delays in Construction Projects," National Business Institute's Construction Law From Start to Finish Seminar, Aug. 2, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney," National Business Institute's Construction Law From Start to Finish Seminar, Aug. 2, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Key Contract Provisions:  Pitfalls and Preventative Measures," Colorado Bar Association Construction Law Section, Construction Law in Colorado Seminar, Denver, Colorado, July 25, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Change Orders and Extra Work — Payment Issues Disentangled," and "Determining Responsibility and Remedy for Delays," National Business Institute's Advanced Construction Law:  Tackle Complex Construction Law Issues With Confidence Video Webcast, March 4, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Additional Insureds and Indemnity Issues in Construction Contracts," and "Construction/Surety Bonds (Guarantees)," National Business Institute's Construction Law:  Indemnification, Risk Transfer and Insurance Coverage Video Webcast, Jan. 18, 2019
  • Lecturer, "Indemnification Disputes and Additional Insured Pitfalls, National Business Institute's Construction Law:  Advanced Issues and Answers Seminar, Denver, Colorado, Dec. 17, 2018
  • Lecturer, "Payment Problems with Change Orders and Extra Work," National Business Institute's Construction Law:  Advanced Issues and Answers Seminar, Denver, Colorado, Dec. 17, 2018
  • Lecturer at Advanced Construction Law, Sept. 25, 2018
  • Lecturer, “How to Analyze Insurance Claims in Real Estate Transactions,” Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Spring Update — What’s NEW in Colorado Real Estate, March 29, 2018
  • Lecturer at Advanced Construction Law, Dec. 20, 2017
  • Lecturer at Construction Law:  Advanced Issues and Answers, Dec. 9, 2017
  • Lecturer at Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, Dec. 7, 2016


  • Author, “Debts from Colorado’s Construction Fund Statute May Now be Dischargeable in Contractor Bankruptcies,” The Daily Journal, Dec. 16, 2014
  • Author, “Denver Won’t be Area’s Last P3 Project,” Aug. 28, 2017
  • Co-Author, “2017 Construction Legislative Update: In House Defense Quarterly,” Aug. 2017
  • Editor for American Bankruptcy Institute’s Volo Project
  • Frequently posts on LinkedIn


  • Volunteer work at local homeless shelters 
  • Metro Caring volunteering 
  • Former Youth Ice Hockey League, Board Member and Coach