On August 4th, 2016 the IRS proposed new regulations that reduce the ability to use valuation discounts, such as minority and marketability discounts, in transferring family business interests to family members.  See 81 Fed. Reg. No. 150, p. 51413 (August 4, 2016).  Such discounts have been used where families desire to gift business interests faster […]

Scott Clark will be presenting the “Environmental Hurdles, including Water and Mineral Rights” portion of the upcoming Colorado Bar Association CLE program The Life Cycle of a Commercial Real Estate Development.  The program with take place on October 13, 2016, at the CBA Offices at 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203.

Michael Jewell presented a talk to the San Juan Basin Landman’s Association entitled “Colorado Oil & Gas:  The Road to Preemption Law and 2016 COGCC Update” on Wednesday, September 14.  The presentation was held at the Seasons Restaurant in Durango, Colorado and applied recent preemption decisions and COGCC developments to industry concerns unique to the […]

The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international continuing legal education organization, awarded Colorado Bar Association CLE (CBA-CLE) with the Award of Outstanding Achievement in the publication category for its business law book Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships in Colorado by Attorneys Herrick Lidstone, Jr. and Allen Sparkman. “Attorneys Herrick Lidstone, Jr. and Allen […]

Congressman Schaffer presenting Abe Laydon his certificate. Firm shareholder, Abe Laydon, successfully completed the Leadership Program of the Rockies (“LPR”). LPR includes such notable alumni as former Colorado Attorney General and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, former Secretary of State Scott Gessler, Senate President Bill Cadman, Senate Majority Leader […]

New DOL Rule for Overtime Pay

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) has governed the relationship between employers and employees since enacted in 1938 including establishing the 40 hour work week and a minimum hourly wage. It also governs when employees must be paid overtime. The FLSA and the rules interpreting the statute set forth three tests to determine […]

Herrick Lidstone will be a speaker today, at the Colorado Bar Association’s 2016 Legislative Update co-sponsored by the Business, Tax, Real Estate, and Estate and Trust Law Sections.  Herrick will be providing the legislative update for the Business Law Section.  Among other things, during the 2016 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Herrick has testified […]

Michael Jewell, head of the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Practice Group at Burns, Figa & Will, will be presenting the 2016-2016 Colorado Public Lands and Mining Update to the Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section Luncheon meeting on June 14th at the CBA Offices at 1900 Grant St., 9th Floor Large Classroom, Denver, CO […]

Michael Jewell gave a presentation to the Denver Mensa Local Section at the Mercury Café on May 14th.  The presentation, entitled “Oil & Gas Foundations and Frac(k)ing Considerations in Colorado” included a thorough discussion of the recent City of Longmont v. COGA, et al and City of Fort Collins v. COGA, et al cases.  The presentation […]

Herrick Lidstone will be a speaker on June 8, 2016, at the Colorado Bar Association’s 2016 Legislative Update co-sponsored by the Business, Tax, Real Estate, and Estate and Trust Law Sections.  Herrick will be providing the legislative update for the Business Law Section.  Among other things, during the 2016 session of the Colorado General Assembly, […]

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