OIL AND GAS INTERESTS, PROBATE, AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP PROCEEDINGS

By: James Godbold – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in November 2021 Ownership of oil, gas and other minerals is considered an interest in real property.  When someone dies, their assets in real property are typically transferred through… Read More

Impact of Potential Tax Legislation on Inheritance

By: Corey Moore – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders in October 2021 On September 12, 2021, Representative Richard Neal, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the long-awaited details on the Democrats’ funding proposal for the $3.5… Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act and Websites

By: Lee Morehead – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in September 2021 In January 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that websites and mobile apps may qualify as “places of public accommodation” under the Americans with… Read More

DOES MY NEW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEED AN OPERATING AGREEMENT?

By: Tim Brynteson – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in August 2021 An operating agreement is one of a Limited Liability Company’s most important documents.  Although most states don’t legally require an operating agreement, all LLC’s should have… Read More

ARE YOUR OIL & GAS ROYALTIES IN SUSPENSE?

By: James Godbold – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in June 2021 Once an oil & gas well has been drilled and begins producing, Colorado has a statute requiring that oil & gas companies pay proceeds/royalties due to… Read More

Reduce Business Risk – Use an MSA

By: Danielle Palardy – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in May 2021 Business owners are aware that detailed contracts are the best way to reduce risk in each transaction. However, for companies with quick customer turnover, frequent orders,… Read More

Restrictions on Foreclosures and Evictions Loosen

By: Lia Szasz – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in March 2021. Private landlords and lenders’ hands were tied in initiating and prosecuting some legal actions against defaulting tenants and borrowers in Colorado for some or all of… Read More

New EPA Memorandum Gives States Further Incentive to Consider Clean Water Act Section 404 Program Assumption

By: John Kolanz – September 30th 2020 New EPA Memorandum Gives States Further Incentive to Consider Clean Water Act Section 404 Program Assumption Clockwise from top left:  Gunnison Sage-Grouse (threatened); Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse (threatened); Colorado Pikeminnow (endangered). A memorandum… Read More

The Use of Buy-Sell Agreements in Succession Planning

By: Corey Moore – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in September 2020. If you are a business owner, do you know what will happen to your business in the event you pass away or become permanently disabled? Every… Read More

Easements: What’s Snow Got to Do With It?

By: Stacey Shea – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in September 2020 It is increasingly common for property owners to divide their properties into two or more lots. While the resulting lots are owned by a single owner… Read More