You Need a Colorado Springs Business Attorney

Starting a business is not something that you should trust to a form prepared over the Internet at your specific direction. Unless you know the right questions to ask, or the best tools to minimize liabilities, you will likely not be able to adequately direct the preparation of your organizational documents.

For about the same cost as a set of generic forms, you can meet with a Colorado Springs business attorney, to ensure you are getting a business structure that best meets your needs and protects your interests.

Call the Business Law Group Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation


 

Experienced and Affordable Legal Advice

How We Benefit Your Business

Let the attorneys of the Business Law Group be your trusted legal counselors. We provide experienced and affordable advice for all of your business’ legal needs. The Business Law Group can assist you through all stages of your business’ life, from startup, securing financing, adding employees, managing growth and expansion, preparing for a sale or transfer, and if necessary, winding down and dissolution.

The Business Law Group can assist you in handling the wide variety of issues that come with owning a business such as:

  • Minimizing taxes
  • Preparing, negotiating, and reviewing all forms of business contracts, agreements, and documents
  • Preparing employee policies, hiring and terminating employees, and defending unemployment and other claims from former employees
  • Drafting and enforcing non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Protecting intellectual property, such as trademarks, logos, and copyrights
  • Documenting and negotiating the sale or purchase of a business
  • Updating and maintaining corporate governance forms
  • Calling and handling board meetings, shareholder meetings and votes
  • Purchasing real estate, or entering into commercial lease agreements
  • Reviewing securities and financing offerings

 

Trust Our Business Law Experience

As Colorado Spring’s trusted business attorneys, let us put our experience to use for you.

Starting a Business

  • Selecting the proper business entity (Corporation, LLC, S-Corp, etc.)
  • Limiting personal liability
  • Providing flexibility in management and governance
  • Offering multiple classes of shares or interests (preferred, common, voting, nonvoting)
  • Minimizing taxes

Contracts and Agreements

  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts and documents
  • Negotiating agreements
  • Preparing forms and standard contracts
  • Documenting positions, agreements, decisions, and negotiations

Business Litigation

  • Filing and defending business lawsuits
  • Drafting demand letters
  • Negotiating and preparing settlement agreements
  • Resolving employment and contractual claims
  • Participating in mediation and arbitration

Employee Matters

  • Preparing employment policies, handbooks, and forms
  • Drafting non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Hiring and terminating employees
  • Documenting disciplinary action
  • Challenging unemployment and workers compensation claims

Corporate Governance and Management

  • Managing and overseeing corporate and company governance
  • Advising LLC Managers on proper governance and operations
  • Calling and holding corporate board meetings
  • Calling and managing shareholder meetings and votes
  • Preparing and maintaining corporate and company minutes
  • Electing officers and fulfilling official responsibilities

Financing and Securities

  • Drafting promissory notes and security agreements
  • Issuing Shares or Membership Interests through Reg. D exempt offerings
  • Preparing Private Placement Memorandums

Buying and Selling a Business

  • Analyzing whether to structure the sale as an asset sale or stock sale
  • Negotiating purchase or sale terms
  • Drafting purchase and sale documents
  • Drafting promissory notes, security documents, and guaranties
  • Providing escrow arrangements for purchase funds

Intellectual Property

  • Drafting and enforcing non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Protecting and defending trade secrets
  • Protecting and defending trademarks and copyrighted materials
  • Preparing and filing Trademark and Copyright applications

Governing Documents

  • Preparing and maintaining corporate minutes
  • Preparing and analyzing Bylaws
  • Drafting Operating Agreements
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements
  • Drafting Partnership Agreements

Real Estate

  • Purchasing and leasing real estate
  • Renovating and building out real estate
  • Documenting real estate financing
  • Resolving easement issues and boundary disputes

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Providing legal and tax advice on M&A deals
  • Structuring tax-free mergers and acquisitions
  • Coordinating tax-free spin-offs
  • Documenting, negotiating, and mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs

Tax Planning

  • Minimizing business income taxes and liabilities
  • Structuring transactions to minimize federal and state tax liabilities
  • Resolving and compromising employment and business taxes
  • Advising on property, sales, and use tax matters

 

Fixed Legal Fee Options*

In many cases, the Business Law Group can offer the following services for the fixed legal fees shown below. In certain cases, however, your needs may fall outside those offered through our fixed legal fee program. After speaking with you about your needs, we will be able to determine if a fixed legal fee will work for your situation.

Start-up and Governance
  •   – $1,500*
  • $1,500*
  • $850*
  • $1,500*
  • Shareholder Agreement – $2,000
  • Multi-Member Operating Agreement – $2,200
  • Draft Corporate Minutes or Resolutions- $300
Employment Issues
  • Basic Employment Contract – $750
  • Non-Competition Agreement – $750
  • Basic Independent Contractor Agreement – $750
  • Employee Handbook with Acknowledgments and Forms – $2,000
  • Employee Drug Policy – $500
  • Anti-Violence Policy – $500
Contracts and Agreements
  • Contract Review with written comments – $65/page
  • Simple Asset Purchase Agreement – $4,000
  • Complex Asset Purchase Agreement – $9,500
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiating – $1,800 – $5,000
  • Promissory Note and Security Documents – $1,850
Disputes and Litigation
  • Draft Simple Demand Letter – $1,000
  • Draft Complex Demand Letter (legal research required) – $2,500
  • Business Collections – $5,500*
  • Defend or File a Civil Business Lawsuit in County Court – $7,000 – $15,000*
  • Defend or File a Civil Business Lawsuit in District Court – $15,000 – $35,000

*In addition to the legal fees set forth above, the Client is responsible for all filing fees, court costs, and expenses. Please refer to our Fixed Legal Fees page for additional information and requirements.

Incorporating an S-Corporation Includes

  • Consultation with a licensed attorney on selecting the right business entity, and the pros and cons of your selection
  • Preparing and filing Articles of Incorporation with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office*
  • Preparing and filing the necessary forms with the IRS to obtain S-Corporation status
  • Drafting Bylaws to govern the operations of the company
  • Preparing Minutes of the Incorporator to elect the initial members of the Board of Directors
  • Preparing Organizational Minutes of Board of Directors to facilitate the opening of a bank account
  • Obtaining a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the new company
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Revenue for a state tax ID and sales tax license
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Labor before hiring employees

* Client is responsible for all filing fees with the Secretary of State

Additional Bonus

In addition to the legal advice and document preparation discussed above, we also include:

  • A Corporate Minute Book
  • Share Certificates for each shareholder, representing their interest in the corporation

This is a $ 100 value, that we provide at no additional cost! Also, if you require a corporate seal, we have them available for an additional charge.

A basic Shareholder Agreement, defining the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the shareholders can be included for a reduced rate if prepared in connection with your business incorporation.

Organizing an LLC Includes

  • Consultation with a licensed attorney on selecting the right business entity, and the pros and cons of your selection
  • Preparing and filing Articles of Organization with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office*
  • Drafting a basic Operating Agreement to govern the operations of the company and to define the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the members
  • Preparing Organizational Minutes to facilitate the opening of a bank account
  • Obtaining a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the new company
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Revenue for a state tax ID and sales tax license
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Labor before hiring employees

Client is responsible for all filing fees with the Secretary of State

Additional Bonus

In addition to the legal advice and document preparation discussed above, we also include:

  • A Company Minute Book
  • Certificates representing your Membership Interests in the Company (similar to stock certificates)

This is a $ 100 value, that we provide at no additional cost! Also, if you require a company seal, we have them available for an additional charge.

Organizing a Single-Member LLC Includes

  • Consultation with a licensed attorney on selecting the right business entity, and the pros and cons of your selection
  • Preparing and filing Articles of Organization with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office*
  • Drafting a basic Operating Agreement to govern the operations of the company and to define the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the sole member
  • Preparing Organizational Minutes to facilitate the opening of a bank account
  • Obtaining a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the new company
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Revenue for a state tax ID and sales tax license
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Labor before hiring employees

Client is responsible for all filing fees with the Secretary of State

Additional Bonus

In addition to the legal advice and document preparation discussed above, we also include:

  • A Company Minute Book
  • Certificates representing your Membership Interest in the Company (similar to a stock certificate)

This is a $ 100 value, that we provide at no additional cost! Also, if you require a company seal, we have them available for an additional charge.

Forming a Partnership Includes

  • Consultation with a licensed attorney on selecting the right business entity, and the pros and cons of your selection
  • Preparing and filing the necessary registration documents with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office*
  • Drafting a basic Partnership Agreement to govern the operations of the partnership and to define the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the partners
  • Preparing Organizational Minutes to facilitate the opening of a bank account
  • Obtaining a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the new partnership
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Revenue for a state tax ID and sales tax license
  • Providing information and advice on how to register with the Colorado Department of Labor before hiring employees

Client is responsible for all filing fees with the Secretary of State

Additional Bonus

In addition to the legal advice and document preparation discussed above, we also include:

  • A Company Minute Book
  • Certificates representing your Partnership Interests in the partnership (similar to share certificates)

This is a $ 100 value, that we provide at no additional cost! Also, if you require a company seal, we have them available for an additional charge.