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 Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. Greenwood Village, Colorado Under existing (soon to be repealed) Rule 260.5 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, “[a]ny attorney shall be exempt from the minimum educational requirements set forth in [Rules […]

Rome v. HEI Resources, Inc., The Continuing Saga of Joint Venture Interests Subject to Colorado Securities Act Regulation By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. Amy Fliam Colorado federal and state courts have considered whether joint venture interests offered to participants for oil and gas development are securities subject to regulation under federal and state securities laws […]

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.

Michael Jewell was recently invited to speak at the Mining Exploration International 2018 Conference.  Mr. Jewell will present on “Incorporating Public Health and Epidemiological Interventions that Promote Social License and Financial Backing into Mine Closures and Reclamation Projects.”  MEI2018 will be held in Las Vegas, NV from September 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. […]

Wrong Law Applied, Wrong Words Used, But the Correct Result Reached Stockdale v. Ellsworth By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. On December 18, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Stockdale v. Ellsworth, 2017 CO 109. This opinion discussed some of my favorite subjects – piercing the veil of […]

Attorney–Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine Is Confidentiality Lost in Email? ByHERRICK K. LIDSTONE, JR. Electronic mail communications are a fact of life. There is no getting around this benefit and burden. Yet the careless use of email devices and networks by both attorneys and clients risks the loss of confidentiality and other privileges. […]

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 and Morgan will be speaking about “Process and Options for Closure of Low Risk […]

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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 […]

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