Legal

Jan 8, 2023

10 Things You Should Check for in Home and Property Insurance Policies

Real estate investing is risky enough even before you consider the typical challenges of owning a property. If you are planning on adding to your investment portfolio, here are 10 things you should check for in your home and property insurance policies. READ — 5 Tax Benefits for Real Estate Investors  Landlord Insurance Also [...]

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Jan 4, 2023

Save Time and Money in the Courtroom — Advice from a Family Law Attorney

Google can be a blessing and a curse. At 1:00 AM, when you have a screaming baby that won’t settle, Google is a blessing. However, Google can be quite the curse when you are searching for answers that impact far more than a good night of sleep. For example, “How should I draft a Parenting […]

Dec 22, 2022

The Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado is one of the states in the country where marijuana is legal. Since its legalization, marijuana has had varying effects on the people, economy, and general existence in Colorado. Identifying the benefits and risks of marijuana use in the state is vital for CBD enthusiasts. Marijuana laws in Colorado first changed when t[...]

Dec 12, 2022

2023 Will Be the Year of the Earndown: What Every Colorado Small Business Owner Needs to Know 

Even with whispers of a possible recession on the rise, there continues to be high demand in the Denver metro and Front Range areas from buyers looking to buy all kinds of small businesses, at any price point. However, as we look ahead to 2023, small business owners in Colorado hoping to sell their business […]

Nov 28, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Business Succession Planning and Estate Planning?

Business owners have a lot on their shoulders when considering the future of their businesses. Unfortunately, succession planning can feel so daunting that many successful business owners put it off longer than they should. As a result, they fail to take action or succumb to misconceptions about what should be done. READ — Exi[...]

Nov 28, 2022

Independent Investigations and Decision-making Can Help Employers Avoid Liability

In one of Aesop’s fables, a monkey dupes a cat into pulling roasted chestnuts from a hot fire, promising the cat a share of the bounty. The flattered cat complies — burns its paw in the process — only to watch the monkey devour the whole snack. This imagery has become engrained in the employment-law […]

Nov 17, 2022

How the Inflation Reduction Act May Impact Your Business

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law on Aug. 16, but some have criticized it as another round of spending in an already inflated economy. Still, others saw it as a necessity for the future of the country. When asked about the implications of the IRA, Larry Summers, the former treasury secretary under both presidents [&he[...]

Nov 14, 2022

What Business Owners Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit

If you’re reading this, you probably missed the window on filing for the Employee Retention Tax Credit. But not all hope is lost – businesses have until 2024 to look back on their pandemic payrolls and retroactively claim the credit by filing an amended tax return. Companies have up to three years to determine whether [&hell[...]

Oct 26, 2022

What Is Trade Secret Misappropriation: Is Your Business at Risk?

KFC’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, Burger King’s secret sauce, and Google’s algorithm are all examples of trade secrets. They are things that competitors do not know and, accordingly, provide a competitive advantage. While it’s easy to name these famous examples, not all trade secrets are so high-profile. Most bu[...]

Oct 26, 2022

Guest Column: UMB Bank — How to Select a Fiduciary

One of the most important decisions you can make when completing your estate plan is naming the fiduciary or fiduciaries who will execute your wishes and manage your assets after death, or when you are no longer willing or able to handle your financial affairs. A fiduciary is a person or institution appointed to manage […[...]

Oct 21, 2022

Haynes Boone Hires Top Colorado Banking and Finance Lawyer Erin Simmons in Denver

Erin Simmons, who handles complex lending transactions for financial clients, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a Denver-based partner in the firm’s Finance Practice. Erin has a broad lending practice representing banks, financial institutions, businesses, and private equity sponsors in structuring and negotiating secured an[...]

Oct 21, 2022

Getting Divorced with No Equity in Your Home

Ideally, if you are getting divorced, you will have money in your bank accounts, reliable retirement savings, and some equity in your home. While you can’t keep everything under Colorado property division laws, the more you start with, the more you should end up with. Unfortunately, divorce isn’t usually an ideal situation, [...]