Lease Agreement – Time for an Update?

If you are a landlord and have not updated your lease agreement in recent years, it may be time to do so. In the past few years, Colorado has enacted many new laws affecting a landlord’s obligations to its tenants.… Read More

The Contract Clause Small Businesses Should Never Go Without: Fee-Shifting Provisions

Did you know the default rule in Colorado is that each party to a lawsuit pays their own attorneys’ fees, no matter who prevails? Colorado law also generally prohibits a non-attorney from representing a company in court, subject to a… Read More

Colorado Limits the Use of Non-Compete Agreements

Twenty percent of America’s workforce are subject to some form of a Non-Compete Agreement (Agreement) with their employers.  These Agreements have been popular among employers in certain industries but have also been viewed by many as an obstruction to the… Read More

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

As published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column, January 2023 It is increasingly common for property owners to divide their properties into two or more lots, with the resulting lots being owned by either a single owner or several related parties.… Read More

“The Little Fish That Could” Comes Full Circle

A version of this article was published in BizWest, December 2022. Many have heard of the legend, but few know the story behind how a 3-inch fish became the star of a United States Supreme Court opinion and managed to… Read More

Beware of the Unintended Partnership

As published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column, December 2022 To many, the legal threshold to form a partnership is surprisingly low. Under Colorado law, a partnership is created by the association of two or more people who carry on, as… Read More

Is a Member-Managed or a Manager-Managed LLC Right for My Business?

  As Published in BizWest’s Thought Leader column, November 2022 Two of the first decisions a new business will be faced with are:  the selection of a business structure, and an outline of the business’s day-to-day operations. The most popular… Read More

Livestock Owner Liability to Motorists in an Open Range State

As published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column, October 2022 Livestock owners are generally aware of the laws enacted that make Colorado a “fence out” or “open range” state. Many owners are also aware that they may be liable in some… Read More

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Raises Major Questions for Regulators and Businesses

A version of this article was published in BizWest in September 2022 For better or worse, depending on your perspective, the United States Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) has certainly shaken things up lately.  While much attention has focused on the… Read More

The Importance of Due Diligence – Title Commitments

As published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column, September 2022  Regardless of if you are purchasing commercial or residential property, it is always a good idea to make sure you do your due diligence. Due diligence can cover several aspects of… Read More