We extend congratulations to Diane Goddard on her 20th work anniversary! She’s still smiling after 20 years!

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Considering options for your home if you are worried about long-term care

By: Timothy P. Brynteson Many of our older clients are worried about two things – 1. Having the resources to afford long-term care, or qualifying for government assistance if they don’t, typically Medicaid; and 2.  They want to leave their… Read More

High Court’s Wetlands Opinion Could be Game Changer

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in BizWest in June 2016. Chalk one up for property rights.  The United States Supreme Court just changed the playing field for wetland permitting, notably tipping the balance toward landowners… Read More

The First Decision in Forming a Business: What Type of Entity?

  By: Corey Moore Choosing the appropriate entity for a new business is not as easy as one might think. Most people tend to gravitate towards a limited liability company, or LLC, for its relative ease of formation and asset… Read More

Do I need an Army Corps Permit for My Project?

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the March 2016 BizWest Thought Leaders column.   This question touches many activities, from large residential and commercial developments, to stream or ditch bank repairs, to family home construction.  Generally,… Read More

Fred L. Otis Honored for Excellence in Real Estate Law

Mr. Otis saw law as a way to serve people in his community GREELEY, CO, January 20, 2016, Fred L. Otis, Attorney of Otis Bedingfield & Peters, LLC, has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in… Read More

Business Attorney Corey W. Moore joins Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC

Corey W. Moore joins OBP as an associate attorney in our Loveland office. Born in Broomfield, Colorado, Corey most recently worked as a law clerk at Donahoe & Young, LLP in Valencia, California, where he handled bankruptcy, business, and real… Read More

Texas Court’s Rejection of Endangered Species Act Listing Has Widespread Implications

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in BizWest in September 2015. Oil and gas and agricultural interests in Colorado and four nearby states celebrated a Texas federal judge’s ruling last week vacating Endangered Species Act (“ESA”… Read More

New Federal Water Rule Taps Reservoir of Angst

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the June 2015 BizWest Thought Leaders column. It is largely about perspective.  Some say that the new federal rule defining the reach of the Clean Water Act (“CWA” or… Read More

Trust – Probate

By: Tim Brynteson Estate planning attorneys are frequently asked by clients to explain the difference between a “will” and a “trust.”  This is normally in the context of planning for the disposition of assets upon the client’s death – so… Read More