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

Are Verbal Agreements Enforceable in Colorado?

To the surprise of many non-lawyers, most verbal agreements are enforceable under Colorado law, subject to a few categorical exceptions. Generally, the formation of a binding contract requires only that the contracting parties reach a “meeting of the minds” about… Read More

Colorado Businesses Should Understand Implications of New U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

The United States Supreme Court continues to shake up the regulatory environment, this time with a ruling under the 50-year-old Clean Water Act (CWA or Act) that has important ramifications for businesses, governmental bodies, and other entities in Colorado and… Read More

The Importance of Due Diligence – Title Commitments

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 property and document review including, but not limited to,… Read More

Due Diligence in Purchasing Income-Producing Real Estate

If you are considering purchasing commercial real estate as a tool to earn rental income, you may be considering a property that already has a long-term tenant. This can be a terrific way to start seeing a return on your… Read More

Are There Alternatives to Litigation?

The process of civil litigation and trial can result in costly outcomes for all parties; however, it is important for anyone involved in a civil legal matter to note that there are various ways to create and encourage dispute resolution.… 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

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