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Kimberly Penix

Appeals Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

4.9   35 reviews

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About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    80%
    Appellate courts are called “courts of last resort” for a reason – at no other time in the litigation process are decisions so critical, so final. That is why it is imperative to choose an appellate lawyer who can maximize your chances of prevailing.

    14 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Informally, this practice area is "people fighting over money." The goal is to resolve disputes without going to court. If not possible, Attorney Penix's experience in the higher courts make her uniquely qualified to handle trial court litigation.

    16 years

Kimberly Penix is the owner of the Alderman Law Firm, which works in the areas of appeals and attorney services. For appeals, civil and criminal appellate services are offered, both directly to the public and to attorneys via subcontract. For attorney services, work is done on a consulting basis for attorneys and firms with a need for higher end contract work.


Kimberly was in the top of her class when she earned her law degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She went on to serve as a judicial clerk in the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Following her clerkship, she was an associate attorney in a general practice law firm, representing clients in state and federal courts in civil matters such as real estate disputes, personal injury cases, business litigation, civil rights cases, and contract disputes. She continued her professional journey by joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she taught appellate litigation and civil practice skills.

She has served as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group, the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and the Chair of the CLE Committee for the Wisconsin State Bar Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Kimberly has published extensively on property law and litigation in both academic journals and popular publications. She has appeared across the country to speak on the topic of cultural property law and has been interviewed by BBC, NPR, and The Art Newspaper. She is the author of The Freelance Lawyering Manual (2011), Foreclosure Defense: Litigation Strategies and Appeals (2014), and The Alderman Appeals Blog (ongoing).

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Licensed for 14 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/13/2023
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/05/2022
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 05/17/2010
State VI
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/28/2013

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kimberly

Alderman Law Firm
S. Howes Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80521
Kimberly Penix
Alderman Law Firm
Madison, WI, 53701
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Candice for Convent | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won The Appeal!!! The Convent of the Nativity is our Norte Dame and Kimberly Penix helped us save it. Our History.
First we are owners of the Convent of the Holy Nativity In Fond Du Lac Wisconsin. To Note we won the Appeal, Kimberly Penix a Very Nice woman helped us win our Appeal. We unfortunatley we not treat right, or fair, But held onto faith in God and trying to do the right Thing. Kimberly and her Council with Our Attorney Dan Kaminsky helped us sooo much. Her knowledge of the law was impressive and she impressed the The Judges and through logic we succeeded but with her help being blessed by God. And Saved a Historic Property The Convent.., At least we were able to breathe with the help she gave and didn't have to worry over the premature razing of the property. What could be worst then having to face that awful fact. I feel like she was a real blessing to us. we were tired, exhausted and belittled by unjust prosecution and assumptions bad basically. We should have been working together, our side was but communication was awry... and against us.. leaving us dejected and feeling discriminated against in so many ways.... unreal. We were in essence being bullied. Long Story short She helped us, and you know i believe God will give her the power to help you and whom ever comes in here path... she's that good, She explained and walked us paitently through the process. Which she made it possible for us to help the future to preserve the property As God would have it... and or Enhance the Status. She's Decently Affordable, and will let you know the pitfalls if she see's any and works possibly more then you would expect she has hoodspa tenancity she's good. Now also The News papers in Fond Du Lac and the people that understood the value of the historic prooperty The Fond Du Lac Reporter also wrote stories about her case with us and its a miracle worked through with her. We who believe appreciate her talents The Convent of the Holy Nativity is Our Norte Dame and it was saved by Kimberly Penix Note This was our dream Home Commercial/bus/Res which was a nightmare we were Hurt Brokenhearted without her assistance Thank God For Kimberly Penix and Legal Council All M Candice Renovation Reservation Specialist George Pan Andreas Actor General Hospital (Luke and Laura Ice Capades) Cult Film Star GeorgePanoussis 2 Commendation Restorationalist Urban Spcl We Thank Kimberly Penix.
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Posted by Shaun | March 30, 2021
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Powerful Brilliant
Kimberly Penix is a knowledgeable, dedicated, hard working, take action type attorney that you want fighting for your rights. She did that for me were other attorneys knowingly dropped the ball. Her professional approach was extremely welcome and helpful. She has an incredible sense of humor as well! The bottom line is, if you want a top notch attorney, your journey has ended. She has a vast knowledge of the law and is able to reflect that in paperwork preparation for the courts. Her confidence, communication, commitment, and competence excited me the first time I spoke to her on the phone about my case. Her response time to all my email inquiry's was phenomenal. Her exceptional willingness to help me in every way that I have needed over the last two years (were multiple other attorneys could not be bothered to do their jobs). I appreciate all the effort and hard work she put forth in my case. An absolutely amazing attorney, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
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She is the best
Kimberly Penix is an amazing attorney. I went through a really difficult divorce and now going through an appeal process that I would never be able to navigate without her. She has been working very hard for me and my kids. I trust her knowledge, intelligence and honesty 100% I highly recommend Kimberly to everyone. She is the best.
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Posted by Daryl | February 6, 2020
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Great Appellate Lawyer
Attorney Penix is a great appellate lawyer for those who do not know the law well. Is very straight-forward and honest and will not sugarcoat you with promises. My experience was awesome.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Appellate Attorney
Faced with a unique case that intimidated other attorneys that I had initially consulted with, Atty. Penix meticulously researched my options prior to preparing my motion. She conducted herself in a highly professional manner with respect to all of her correspondences with prior counsel and in her responses to my inquiries. All documents were filed expeditiously, and overall, I could not have asked anything more of her. While I have unfortunately had the pleasure of retaining numerous attorneys across multiple areas of practice, Atty. Penix is definitely someone I would recommend and choose again for post-conviction matters if circumstances dictate.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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Great Legal Mind
I have been Kimberly's client for a few years. She has a knack for knowing what the issues are and attacking those issues head on. Her writing is clear, concise and to the point. I anticipate working with quite often with her in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A great legal mind
Kimberly has been a tremendous asset to my firm. When shorthanded Kimberly has drafted memos of law, jury instructions, motions in limine, and other legal documents. Whenever called upon Kimberly has always answered the call and provided whatever was needed in a timely manner with great legal analysis and application of the facts that only some lawyers can provide.
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Posted by Mark Hathaway | May 28, 2017
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Excellent Work, Very Responsive
We can always count on Kimberly Penix to be responsive and to prepare complete pleadings and memoranda that are thorough, well-researched, persuasive, and to the point. Ms. Penix's experience and knowledge make a very effective contribution to our very active and complex practice.
Posted by Craig | May 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Appeal
Ms. Penix was my appeal attorney. Although she was assigned to my case by the state, she was as conscientious as anyone could want their attorney to be. She was extremely well prepared each time we met, and she was able to capitalize on mistakes made by the prosecutor, ultimately saving me thousands of dollars. I recommend her highly and unreservedly.
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Posted by Matthew Lein | April 23, 2017
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Simply the best legal writer in the State of Wisconsin
Attorney Penix is the best appellate brief writer I have come across. Her arguments are succinct and to the point, yet convey to the reader her client's position with reason, logic and authority. Her ability to perfectly complement my trial experience in a case with what will be persuasive to the court of appeals is exceptional. In addition, she will do all of the above within your timeline. There is no reason not to use Attorney Penix in your next case.
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Posted by James | February 26, 2016
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Helped me avoid forclosure
Kimberly and team has been outstanding is the pursuit of me keeping my family home. Kimberly listened and researched exactly what the problems were. Kimberly worked with me and oppositions attorneys to resolve the issues. I am extremely pleased with the service Kimberly and her team has afforded me and my family. I would not hesitate on calling upon her for any attorney help! Thank You, Very Happy Client
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Posted by Linda | December 2, 2015
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Exceptional Service
When I realized I needed an attorney I did quite a bit of research. Attorney Kimberly Alderman's name stood out to me. At the time I did wonder about the concept of communication by phone and email. If it was a common practice, it was new to me. After first contacting Attorney Aldermans Lawfirm, I realized I had not made a mistake in my decision. Attorney Alderman gave me a sense of satisfaction and contentment. She always seemed on top of everything going on with my case and never kept me waiting for answers to any questions I had. I was given a statement through-out to let me know where things were regarding her fees. Never once did I regret hiring Attorney Alderman and her staff. When you are needing honest, efficient and professional representation, do not hesitate to contact Attorney Kimberly Alderman. She did an excellant job for me and I would highly recommend her knowledge and services. Thank you Attorney Kimberly.
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Posted by Tiffany | November 30, 2015
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Mortgage Foreclosure
It's very hard to review Kimberly... How do you put a review on someone who goes above and beyond for her clients? What she has done for me is priceless!! I hope that I never have to call on her again for this issue but if anyone is looking for the BEST and HARDEST working lawyer look no further! She took my case on when others just wanted me to file bankruptcy. She got me a modification and put the mortgage company on notice for their sneaky behavior. Words can't express how grateful we were to find her and we live in Kenosha, Wi so its a hike for her but she took me on without any issues with the county in which I reside. All I can say is.... Thank you so much!!
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Posted by Tom | May 7, 2015
Straight forward and honest
Kimberly helped us with a foreclosure settlement after battling with our mortgage servicers for over three years. She knows how the courts work and is known and respected by the court representatives and opposing lawyers. Also, her billing is clear concise and understandable which we found as refreshing after working with a couple of other lawyers in the past. Thanks again for helping us obtain a positive resolution after a truly frustrating process.
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Posted by Judy | February 2, 2015
Professional, Timely Support in a Difficult Situation
Alderman Law Firm provided us with professional, timely support and we were very pleased with what they were able to accomplish in such a difficult situation. From the very professional and timely emails, to the follow through letters provided, we were very impressed in the services that were rendered. Kimberly is a very professional and sincere attorney and we felt as though she truly cared about our needs and went above and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Brendan | January 31, 2015
Knowledgable, responsive, and patient
First, Ms. Alderman was very quick to respond to my inquiry. She was very patient during our interactions and very informative - really knows her stuff in her area of law. Best of all, she allowed me to flush out my legal issue so that she could determine what legal assistance was needed and she quoted a very fair price. Among the several interactions with different lawyers, she certainly stood out in taking time to help figure what was needed instead of asking for a large detainer before even listening. It was a fresh of breath air to find such a lawyer.
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Posted by Carl | December 7, 2014
she signs up for only the resuts she truly believe are achievable
Signing you up based on the results she truly believes are achievable is in fact another aspect of her doing what she said she will do.
Response from Kimberly Penix December 9, 2014
Carl, I am so glad we had the opportunity to argue your case before the Seventh Circuit. It was truly a pleasure to work with you. Best, Kimberly
Posted by Juan | November 5, 2014
Foreclosure case
Given the circumstances, I was very satisfied by the way my case was handled by the law firm. I was kept informed and was given sound advice through out.
Response from Kimberly Penix December 9, 2014
It was a pleasure working with you Juan! We'd be happy to work with you again anytime.
Posted by David | April 30, 2014
Simply put, Amazing!
Kimberly is amazing. From the start, she was straight forward explaining each option available and provided all information for each option. Kimberly continued to put extra pressure on the non-responsive opposing council until they finally responded. I was kept up to date throughout the entire process. Kimberly helped make a bad situation a lot better. I felt a great deal of relief knowing she was representing me.
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Response from Kimberly Penix May 4, 2014
Aw, David. Thank you so much for the kind words. I swear I am the luckiest when it comes to the quality of my clients, and you contributed to that exceptionalism. I hope you never need me again but, if you do, we'd be more than happy to help. Thank you and best, Kimberly
Posted by Carlos | March 9, 2014
Simply the best!!!!
"I appreciated all that Ms. Kimberly L. Alderman did for me. I would highly recommend her services to anyone that is looking for a great trustworthy lawyer." "VERY PROFESSIONA, TOTALLY SATISFIED, Thank you Kimberly"
Response from Kimberly Penix March 10, 2014
Carlos, I am so glad we were able to help you to your satisfaction. Please do let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future. Always happy to help! Best, Kimberly
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Managing Attorney
  • Alderman Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • The Alan Maestas Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Cohen & Cohen, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Association for Research Into Crimes Against Art
  • M.A.
  • 2010
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • Vermont Law School
  • No Degree
  • 2005
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 2002
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Eddie Lee Anthony
  • Bank of America v. Martinson

Associations

  • Pro Bono Honor Society
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice Institute
  • Planning Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Appellate Practice Committee | American Bar Association Section of Litigation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division | American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Appellate Practice Section | Wisconsin State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board Member and Chair of the CLE Working Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • ABA Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee (Vice Chair 2011 to 2013)
  • Steering Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Solo Practice University
  • Lecturer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (Member 2008-present, Education Committee 2010-present)
  • Education Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Research into Crimes Against Art
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Member (Active)
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Mensa
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Society of International Law's Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group
  • Chair of the Executive Committee
  • 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Board of Editors (Member 2009-2011, Chair 2011-present)
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Mensa
  • Virgin Islands Area Coordinator and Proctor
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Featured in ABA Perspectives article
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Graduated Cum Laude (With Honors)
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Departmental Honors
  • University of Maryland at College Park Department of Art History & Archaeology
  • 2002
  • Graduated Cum Laude (With Honors)
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • 2002
  • National Merit Commended Student
  • National Honor Society
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Art Crime
  • 2014
  • Mercer Law Review
  • National Treasure: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Laws Criminalizing Illicit Excavation and Exportation of Archaeological Objects
  • 2014
  • Virgin Islands Bar Newsletter
  • Should Trial Lawyers Handle Their Own Appeals?
  • 2013
  • Cultural Heritage & Arts Review
  • Rubin v . The Islamic Republic of Iran: Satisfying U.S. Judgments Against Foreign Sovereigns by Seizing Museum Collections
  • 2012
  • New Mexico Lawyer
  • The Ultimate White Horse Job: An Interview with AG Gary King
  • 2011
  • New Mexico Lawyer
  • Supervising the Legal Writing of Junior Attorneys and Non-lawyer Employees
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Calculating Judgment Interest in the Wake of Wis. Act 69
  • 2010
  • Journal of Art Crime
  • The Ethics of Context: Exploring Assumptions in Discussions about the Looting of Archaeological Sites
  • 2010
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Pitfalls of Discussing IAC Claims with Trial Counsel
  • 2010
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Protecting Confidentiality in Ineffective Assistance Claims
  • 2010
  • Virgin Islands Bar Journal
  • Dispositive Motions Deadlines in Superior Court Practice
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • The 2012 International Conference on Law and Society
  • Intellectual Property, Heritage, & Cultural Rights
  • 2012
  • Assoc. for Law, Property, and Society 3rd Annual Meeting
  • Decolonizing Cultural Property
  • 2012
  • Symposium on Ethics in War, Terrorism, and Military Law
  • The Designation of West Bank Mosques as Israeli National Heritage Sites: Using the 1954 Hague Convention to Protect Against In Situ Appropriation of Cultural Sites
  • 2011
  • Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference
  • Down to the Wire: How Popular Narratives about the Criminal Justice System Influence Client and Student Experiences in the Clinical Context
  • 2011
  • Journal of International Law Annual Symposium: Sovereignty in Today's World
  • The Evolution of the Cultural Property Protection Model Toward a Human Rights Framework and the Implications for Sovereignty
  • 2011
  • Class Crits IV: Criminalizing Economic Inequality
  • Decolonizing Cultural Property
  • 2011
  • Assoc. for Law, Property, and Society 2nd Annual Meeting
  • The Evolution of the Cultural Property Protection Model from a Property to a Human Rights Framework
  • 2011
  • American Mensa Regional Gathering 2011
  • History of the World in 100 Looted Objects
  • 2011
  • American Society of Criminology: Crime and Social Institutions, November 2010
  • Antiquities Trafficking – Complementary Countermeasures
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Appeals Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a brilliant mind and is a fierce advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is a well respected attorney who is known for her effective and exceptional advocacy."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 09
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Alderman is very well versed in family law. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Alderman is an excellent attorney - very knowledgeable."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 08
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 27
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows her business when it comes to appellate practice!"
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