Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.  is seeking a second-year law student for a summer clerk position.  The Firm practices in the areas of business law, securities, commercial litigation, natural resources (including environmental and water law), real estate, estate planning, and legal ethics. Competitive salary. Parking provided; located on the Southeast light rail line.  Interested candidates […]

Burns, Figa & Will, a well-established DTC law firm, is currently seeking an Associate with 1-4 years of experience in litigation to support the firm’s expanding practice. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, plus strong written and verbal skills. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits and a great work environment.  Please submit a cover letter, law school […]

SEC Amends Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Expands List of Entities Eligible to Qualify as “QIBs” By: Victoria B. Bantz, Esq. and Laura Fodor, Esq. On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” under Rules 215 and 501(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, […]

2020 Annual Ethics Update

2020 Annual Ethics Update   Alec Rothrock and Herrick Lidstone, Jr. will discuss current issues under the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, including proposed and recently adopted Rules, and recent Colorado cases and ethics opinions.   Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Via Zoom Registration is required in order to […]

COVID-19 Business Survival Guide

  COVID-19 Business Survival Guide by Amy K. Fliam, Kylie R. Santos and Theresa M. Mehringer. SMDCC Presentation Powerpoint – BFW

Eli Jimmerson leads the Oil & Gas Title team at Burns, Figa, and Will,  focusing on title examination for the preparation of title opinions covering fee, state, and federal lands, large scale due diligence projects, and other general title issues in both Colorado and Wyoming.  Eli joined the firm as an Associate in 2016 and […]

Shareholders Kemper Will and Scott Clark have been recognized in the 2019 Chambers USA listing of leading environmental attorneys.  Chambers is a highly respected research organization that bases its rankings through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained […]

Business Owners Should Consider Leaving Estate Unequally By Shelley Thompson, Shareholder In the area of trusts, estates, and probate litigation, one of the most common reasons for disputes between siblings after the death of a parent who owns a business or family land is the parent’s unwillingness to leave the estate unequally, or an attorney’s […]

Accepting Cryptocurrency as Payment for Legal Fees Ethical and Practical Considerations BY HERRICK K. LIDSTONE, JR. AND ERIK K. SCHUESSLER In the early 1970s, the legal community grappled with whether to allow payment of legal fees by then-innovative means: the credit card.1 Now, attorneys are faced with another cutting-edge method of paying legal fees: virtual […]

Mr. and Ms. Litigator, Your Help Is Needed By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. April 10, 2019 Too many times our judicial officers issue opinions in cases that do not accurately reflect the law of business entities. For example, in Stockdale v. Ellsworth, the Colorado Supreme Court decided a case involving […]

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