What You Should Know About Protection Orders

In human relationships, sometimes things go bad. Particularly volatile, it seems, are intimate relationships, at times between friends or business partners, but more often when domestic bonds take a turn for the worse. Too often, there is violence and/or threats. Commonly, when a former love finds a new partner, passions can erupt. And when anger, […]

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Why Do Judges Wear Robes?

One of the first things you notice when you enter a courtroom is the guy (or, increasingly, gal) up front in the robe.  So what’s with that?  Who—other than a porn star, maybe—wears a robe to work?  And if he wants to stand out from the crowd, why of all things, a robe?  Why not, […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Legal Playbook

So you want to start a business. Good for you! Every business, large or small, starts with a dream. But as that American soul band, the Chambers Brothers, observed in their 1968 hit, “There are things to realize.” Here are some of those things, a legal starter kit, if you will, for the mogul in […]

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Are my Retirement Assets Safe from my Creditors?

ARE MY RETIREMENT ASSETS SAFE FROM MY CREDITORS? By Craig Weinberg Like many things in the law, it depends. Colorado permits individuals to exempt certain property from garnishment or collection. In most cases, the law permits an individual to retain those exempt assets rather than lose them to a creditor. As relevant here, the Colorado […]

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On Waiver, Subrogation and Indemnity

Perhaps the main thing waiver, subrogation, and indemnity have in common is how frequently misunderstood they are. I often get a glazed-over “huh?” when I float one of them out before someone who rarely swims with sharks. First things first; a “waiver” is not a friendly Walmart greeter. Instead, at law, a waiver is simply […]

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Should you be paying Overtime pay to your ‘white-collar’ employees?

Recently the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) came out with proposed regulations that will significantly change the law governing certain “white collar” workers who are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. Currently, certain employees can be classified as “exempt” from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. One of the most common exemptions is the […]

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Justice and the Law

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What is a lawyer’s responsibility: to “win” or his or her client, or to achieve “justice?” Every client carries his or her own expectation of success in a legal matter. Some clients deemphasize pursuing justice, choosing instead to focus on winning a […]

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Business and Commercial Activities

The Firm prepares and reviews business organizations, contracts, and security documents and feels that it approaches such drafting, and scrutinizes the documents, with the broad knowledge of lawyers who have litigation experience. Helping the client choose a business form takes particular legal skills. Such factors as central management, ease of management, duration, income tax treatment, […]

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