Starting Your Side Gig the Right Way

Thinking about starting a side gig? You are part of a growing trend. Forbes[1], Business News Daily[2], Time[3], and Fast Company[4] have all published articles within the last year discussing success stories and tips for an ever-growing sector of workers who are starting businesses outside of their 9-to-5 job. This work as an independent contractor, […]

Contracts 101

While we certainly enjoy reviewing a contract before there is a dispute, the reality is that many contracts are not reviewed by legal counsel. For various reasons, people opt to do it themselves. With that in mind, here is a short list of rules to live by and contract clauses to always scrutinize.

Getting a Colorado Liquor License

It’s finally time to fulfill your lifelong dream to open a restaurant. Did you know that you have to ask both the State and the county for a Colorado liquor license?

Interpleader: Your New Best Friend?

Are you involved in a dispute over money or property? Are you sure that you in the right? Either way, be careful. Giving that property to another person may not resolve the dispute. Keeping the property can expose you to breach of contract, theft, conversion and a host of other claims. In this situation, interpleader may be the answer.

Reefer Madness, Part II – Rise of the Preemption Machine

The people of Colorado have spoken. Doobies and roach clips are in. Jail time for marijuana use is out. Governor Hickenlooper said, “don’t break out the cheetos or gold fish too quickly.” Just what do you
suppose the Governor was saying? Could it be, preemption?

Commercial Litigation: Using Time To Save Money

Being sued has to be one of the most stressful and expensive events for any small business to experience. Nothing about the legal process from the filing of the lawsuit to the date of trial is intuitive. Most business owners want a quick resolution. Unfortunately, a quick resolution is seldom a realistic option. It is best to avoid the litigation if you can; but if you cannot; being patient and letting time pass can actually save money.

Reefer Madness: Colorado Medical Marijuana Licensing

Tired of your current job? Looking for a change of scenery? Are you thinking about going green? Perhaps a license to grow and sell medical marijuana is the answer. There is money to be made in this budding industry, but getting a license may be tougher than you think.

Are Colorado Noncompete Agreements Enforceable?

Jobs are hard to come by these days. Colorado employers routinely request Colorado employees to execute noncompete and nondisclosure agreements. The general rule is that Colorado noncompete agreements are not enforceable except for certain limited but important exceptions.

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – Liability of Owners and Officers for Corporate Acts in Colorado

Piercing the corporate veil is when a court reaches through a business entity and finds the owners, officers or employees liable for actions taken by the business. Business owners and officers want to know whether they are personally liable for business liabilities. The answer depends upon the facts and circumstances of each situation.

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Service Dogs

Federal and state laws protect the rights of disabled individuals who need a service dog or other service animal in places of public accommodation. Unfortunately, some individuals take advantage of this federal law to allow their pet to accompany them.