Before choosing a restaurant or retailer, it’s estimated that about 89 percent of consumers first read reviews of local businesses. That number jumps to 95 percent for people ages 18-34, according to last year’s Local Consumer Review Survey by Bright Local, an integrated SEO and local citation platform company. “Reviews are...
The more the merrier shouldn’t translate to employee alcohol consumption at this year’s holiday party. Limiting the number of cocktails consumed is the key to hosting a safe office party, said Elizabeth Milito, senior executive counsel at the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center. “If I could give...
The Mexican ambassador to the United States is visiting with the Colorado Attorney General John Suthers tomorrow – and visiting the Winter Night Club event at the Broadmoor. Arturo Sarukhán will speak about Mexican and U.S. relations at 7:30 p.m. Sarukhán served as deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs and was...
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is holding a summit on federal and state marijuana laws. Those attending the gathering on Friday include marijuana providers, attorneys and experts. Colorado's booming medical marijuana industry is regulated like no other. Public officials say they are tracking, measuring and taxing pot from...
Judge Doug Anderson, president of the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project, said he’s been getting calls for the last few years from people in various stages of foreclosure who need help, but he hasn't been able to find qualified attorneys to take the cases. The reason is that most general practice attorneys...
The Colorado Securities Commission has reached a settlement with a Colorado Springs company for allegedly using unlicensed sales agents, said Commissioner Fred Joseph.   Brian Sullivan, Daniel Sheriff and Fairfield Energy agreed to a permanent injunction that does not allow them to further violate the registration, licensing and anti-fraud provisions of...
The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld a cease-and-desist order issued by the Securities Commission against a Texas oil and gas company and its principal, Daro Blankenship. The company was ordered to stop selling securities in a joint venture to develop an oil and gas project in Pennsylvania to residents of...
Divorce is an inherently messy process. Tossing a business into the mix can weave an even more tangled web. “Because it’s such an emotional situation, there’s not a lot of openness on either side. It’s tough to manage expectations,” said Linda Buckley, a Colorado Springs CPA and valuation analyst who...
Rapid-fire cyber attacks and a shifting regulatory landscape are the “new normal” — and a traditional tech-focused cybersecurity stance isn’t enough anymore. Experts say prioritizing risk management and a law-led approach to cybersecurity could be the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophic breach. For any business, it could also...
Live music is every bit as vital to Axe and the Oak Whiskey House’s business model as its signature malted liquor. Mondays and Tuesdays are for acoustic music, with a house DJ on Wednesdays, said Lauren Reece, Axe and the Oak’s marketing director. Thursday through Saturday is when the more...
What do Domino’s Pizza, pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles and the streaming giant Hulu have in common? All have faced legal action in recent years for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act — but none stand accused of failing to build wheelchair ramps or install handrails. Instead, it is the...
One of the first decisions a potential business owner must make before getting a company underway is determining which legal structure best suits the business model. It’s a decision that could have substantial tax consequences if not taken seriously, said Adam Weitzel, owner of Business Law Group on Cascade Avenue. “The...