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Boise city attorney returning to private practice

Boise city attorney Cary Colaianni will leave his position at the end of the month to return to private practice, the city announced Tuesday. Colaianni has represented the city since 2004.

The city’s announcement recognized Colainni’s work on reorganization of the city attorney’s office into five divisions, reorganization of the office’s management structure, and promotion of “specialty practices, including litigation, land use, transactional, and commercial law.”

“For the past 10 years it has been my privilege to serve as Boise city attorney overseeing one of the largest and most professional public-law offices in the state of Idaho,” Colaianni said in the announcement. “Having left the private practice of law in my hometown of Pocatello some 22 years ago, the time has come for me to return to my first love — representing business clients with their everyday legal needs.”

Mayor David Bieter chimed in:

“Cary has served Boise with great skill during his ten years as city attorney, Bieter said. “I’m sad to see Cary go and wish him the best of luck in whatever endeavors he pursues.”

Deputy city attorney Steve Rutherford will serve as interim director while the city conducts a search for a replacement.


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