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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 seed to sale after […]
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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 in this area don’t have […]
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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 Securities Act. […]
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When it comes to chatting in the break room, two Colorado-based employment lawyers advise employees to leave politics out of the conversation. “I would say more often than not I would recommend that employers try to avoid having their employees talk about politics at work,” said Evan Withrow, an attorney with the Employers Council in […]
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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 Colorado. In the order, issued […]
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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 one piece of advice […]
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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 new word of […]
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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 be the difference between post-breach […]
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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 specializes in financial services related […]
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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 cost for breaking up […]
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George K., a 70-year-old Colorado Springs resident, recently got a call from a man who said he was with Microsoft. George (not his real name) said the man seemed legitimate and told George he needed access to his computer so he could update it. At one point during the process, he removed $30,000 from George’s […]
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As federal and state governments become more involved in wage and hour laws, employers may find themselves struggling to navigate the increasingly complex world of employee pay. Employee pay was among the topics business leaders and human resources professionals learned about during the Employers Council’s 2019 Employment Law Update Conference May 17 at the Antlers […]
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