SB 181 – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR MINERAL OWNERS

By: James Godbold – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in April 2019. Senate Bill 19-181, the proposed comprehensive overhaul of oil and gas regulation in Colorado, has sparked widespread controversy and debate.  The bill is now headed to… Read More

Covenants Not to Compete in Colorado

By: Tim Brynteson – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in February 2019 Whether you are an executive, top salesperson, professional employee, or business owner; it is likely you have been confronted with a covenant not to compete.   These… Read More

Otis & Bedingfield, LLC welcomes attorney James Godbold as a Senior Associate to the firm

James joins O & B as a senior associate attorney in our Greeley office. Prior to joining the firm, James was a partner with a law firm that specialized in oil & gas and mineral law. He has experience handling… Read More

The Use of Buy-Sell Agreements in Succession Planning

By: Corey Moore – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in October 2018 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

Amendment 74

By: Tim Brynteson- Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column on November 29th, 2018 It may seem like common-sense that the Government is required to compensate land owners when it “takes” or “damages” private property. In fact, this has been… Read More

Environmental Policy Change has Major Implications for Colorado

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in BizWest in November 2018. The Trump Administration’s emphasis on state empowerment has garnered significant attention, particularly in the environmental arena. So it is somewhat surprising that a recent change… Read More

Simplest Estate Planning

By: Jeff Bedingfield – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column on September 27th, 2018 Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to pass assets at death? Maybe for that elderly parent with few remaining assets? Well,… Read More

Revocable Living Trusts for Second Homes

By: Tim Brynteson- Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in July 2018 Many residents of Colorado own real estate in other states.   If you own a condo, townhome or other piece of real estate in such popular destinations as… Read More

ARE YOU THE CONTROLLING TYPE?

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the March 2018 BizWest Thought Leaders column. If so, and you own property on which tenants engage in certain regulated activities, you should consider consulting a specialist for a… Read More

Surprising Scope of Asbestos Regulation

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the January 2018 BizWest Thought Leaders column. Most know that asbestos is bad stuff. However, building owners are often surprised to learn that federal and state asbestos requirements can… Read More