Clean Water Act Rule: Review of the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule Considerations for Moving Forward by: John Kolanz

John recently had an extensive article published in The Water Report (see link below).  He also spoke at CSU on June 13th on the Waters of the United States rulemaking at the 2017 Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for… Read More

Utah Rodent in Middle of Ideological Tug-Of-War

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in BizWest in May 2017. Against the backdrop of the Trump Administration’s determined deregulatory efforts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Colorado) recently affirmed substantial federal authority to… Read More

Should I Form a Corporation or an LLC for My New Business?

By: Lia Szasz – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in January 2017. Two of the most popular entities chosen by entrepreneurs when forming a new business are the corporation and the limited liability company. Both entities offer protection… Read More

Turning Over the Keys to Your Business

By: Jeffrey T. Bedingfield We’ve all heard the saying that there are only two things in life that are certain – death and taxes. The same might be said for your business that you’ve spent a good part of your… Read More

Should I Look for Environmental Issues Prior to Completing My Real Estate Transaction?

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the November 2016 BizWest Thought Leaders column. When purchasing (often even leasing) commercial or industrial property, the answer is usually yes. Environmental issues take various forms, such as soil… Read More

Is your property titled correctly?

By: Timothy P. Brynteson – Published in the BizWest Thought Leaders column in October 2016 Most couples assume that if one them dies, their home or other real estate will pass automatically to their spouse.  Normally couples own their home… Read More

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

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

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