BKDers work hard and play hard.

BKD is committed to highlighting interesting stories about BKDers and the clients they serve. BKDLife is our way of sharing those stories with you. As you read through these stories, you’ll see what makes this firm—and the people who form the backbone of the firm—so special.

Open Hearts, Open Homes

Four Stories of BKDers Who Adopted Kids in Need of Loving Families


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In the Garden of the Gods

Retired Partner Brenda Smith Is Divinely Happy Running Colorado Country Club

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A Unique Perspective

Glois Appleton’s 50 Years at BKD Make Her a Firm Treasure


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A People-Centered Firm

With the holidays in full swing, I’m constantly reminded how blessed I am to work at BKD. One of the things I’m most thankful for is how great the people are who work here. BKD strives to instill strong values in its employees after they’re hired, but BKDers already are living our PRIDE values—passion, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence—before they ever walk through our doors.

The stories in this edition of BKDLife point to those incredible qualities. In both their personal and professional lives, BKDers continually strive to exemplify these aspirational values in everything they do.

In this issue, follow four families as they share their unique stories of adopting children, how they came to the decision and the ups and downs associated with the emotional process. Then, learn about the unorthodox way retired Managing Partner Brenda Smith is spending her retirement:  running a luxury country club. Finally, take a trip down BKD memory lane with client service veteran Glois Appleton as she celebrates 50 years with the firm.

As we wrap up the year and enter 2017, take a moment to enjoy these encouraging stories and learn more about what makes our One Great Firm so great!

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