Are You Ready for the Corporate Transparency Act?

You may or may not have heard of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a component of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which takes effect January 1, 2024.   This law is, at its heart, an anti-crime law intended to combat… 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

Avoid A Lawsuit – Due Diligence in Business Transactions

  Published in BizWest’s Thought Leader column, February 2022 Businesses regularly enter mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, stock assignments, and other types of full or partial purchases of another company.  Businesses that have executed an agreement for one of these… Read More

What Is ESG and How Will It Fit into the Biden Administration’s Environmental Agenda?

A version of this article was published in BizWest in January 2021 ESG stands for “Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance,” which represent three criteria for measuring corporate sustainability and social impact.  Though it first emerged over a decade ago, it… Read More

Life Insurance and Estate Tax

As published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column June 2022 How do the proceeds of a life insurance policy impact the value of a deceased individual’s estate? Surprising to many clients, the proceeds of a life insurance policy are included in… Read More

Non-Compete Agreements and Criminal Law: A New Intersection

Published in BizWest’s Thought Leader Column in May 2022 On March 1, 2022, Colorado became the first state to criminalize the use of illegal non-compete agreements.  Any person who knowingly uses an illegal non-compete agreement commits a Class 2 misdemeanor… Read More

Operating Agreements for Single Member LLC’s

Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders Column in April 2022 Limited liability companies (“LLC’”) are increasingly popular entities under which to operate small businesses and own real estate for rental or development.  There is good reason for this as an… Read More

What is PFAS and Why Should I Care?

Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders Column in March 2022 PFAS is a shorthand reference for a large group of man-made substances (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) often called “forever chemicals” because they do not break down readily in nature.  Buyers… Read More

If you are buying property, you may be wondering if you need a survey or what kind of survey to get.

By: Stacey Shea – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in January 2022 These are much bigger questions than one might think and vary depending on the situation. A good way to start to answer this question is to… Read More