Amendments to Mandatory Continuing Education Rules The ‘65’ Exemption Becomes the ‘72’ Exemption1 By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. Greenwood Village, Colorado Under existing (soon to be repealed) Rule 260.5 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, “[a]ny attorney shall be exempt from the minimum educational requirements set forth in [Rules […]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Estate/Gift Tax Changes By Shelley Thompson and Lauren Collins On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Jobs Act”) became effective, which made significant changes to the federal tax code. Significantly, for estate planning purposes, beginning with deaths occurring and gifts given after January 1, 2018, the […]

Candy Figa spoke at the CWBA’s Storming the Bench Program on February 27, 2018. It is a unique opportunity to gain the insider’s perspective on the judicial nominating process. Ms. Figa is a member of the 18th Judicial Nominating Commission and served on a Federal Judicial Vacancy Committee.

The fall conference will cover The Future of Environmental Management in Colorado – Challenges, Big Ideas, and Solutions for the 21st Century on Tuesday, October 10th   7:30am – 6:00pm , at Bud Light Champions Club at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Scott will be speaking about “Process and Options for Closure of Low Risk Sites with Ground […]

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New Rules Under The Colorado Securities Act Now Effective By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. Introduction The Colorado Securities Act, found at C.R.S. § 11-51-101 et seq. (the “CSA”), is administered by the Securities Commissioner (C.R.S. § 11-51-701) subject to the oversight of the Colorado Securities Board (C.R.S. § 11-51-702.5(4). The […]

Burns, Figa and Will, P.C. is a proud sponsor of Grace’s Race 5k. On Sunday, May 7th, a team of Burns Figa & Will lawyers, staff, spouses and friends participated in the fifth annual edition of this race.  Grace is a pediatric cancer survivor who partners with the Morgan Adams Foundation to raise money for […]

Herrick Lidstone has published 23 papers on the Social Science Research Network. His most recent publication is a paper in process for a CLE presentation entitled “Business Law Litigators Should Know.”  SSRN’s eLibrary provides 726,225 research papers from 335,176 researchers across 30 disciplines.  Papers can be searched and downloaded without charge from SSRN’s eLibrary. On […]

Scott Clark is teaching “Environmental Law” this semester as an adjunct professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at the Colorado School of Mines.  The course is designed to provide engineering students a broad background in U.S. environmental law.

Stephen Leonhardt will be speaking and chairing a panel about Ethical and professional standards for lawyers & engineering experts in water court litigation and dispute resolution at the DU Water Law Review’s Tenth Annual Symposium on Friday, April 7, 2017. THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WATER LAW REVIEW TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM Friday, April 7, 2017 At the University […]

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