Services

We offer a broad range of services for our clients’ including:

Estate and Trust

We create plans to protect our clients’ families, assets, and businesses in the event of death or incapacity, considering each client’s values and the tax implications at each step.  We also assist clients in administering estates and trusts after a death, and work closely with them to resolve disputes through negotiation or, where necessary, adversarial processes such as litigation.

Business Structures and Transactions

We form business structures for small and mid-sized ventures that consider liability protection, tax consequences, and, most importantly, empower our clients to effectively run their businesses.  The drafting and negotiation of contracts and policies to protect businesses from liability also fits comfortably within our expertise.  Clients also rely on us to create and implement business succession plans through sales to third parties or transfers to family or key employees.  Our experience helps us identify opportunities, threats, and plans that business owners might not otherwise consider.

Litigation

We represent individuals and businesses in litigation covering a wide range of areas including, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, estate and trust, professional negligence, insurance coverage, and business and commercial litigation.  We are adept at resolving disputes at an early stage through negotiation or utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration, where possible and in our clients’ interests.

Non-Profits

We assist non-profits in creating appropriate legal structures and obtaining income tax exempt status from the IRS.  This includes advising religious non-profits and churches on the breadth of their protection under the First Amendment as well as compliance advice designed to minimize legal liability and protect non-profit status.  In doing so, we help create and implement policies consistent with our non-profit clients’ values and mission to their communities.

Real Estate

We advise clients in real estate transactions, including commercial purchase, sale, lease, development, and litigation.  We advise clients regarding different ownership structures to allow them to efficiently manage real estate compatible with their estate planning and income objectives, while also providing protection from personal liability.

Unsolicited Sports Commentary

Nearly daily we provide free consultation with clients and firm friends on the state of the Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, Rockies, and college and local prep sports.  None of the local franchises has sought or relied on our advice, and all of our clients and friends take our opinions and recommendations with a grin and a grain of salt.