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David U.

Attorney
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CO, AZ, OK
24 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO AZ
The University of Oklahoma College of Law

For the last 25 years I've focused on representing businesses and entrepreneurs in transactional law deals, including LLC creation, operation and sale of businesses; real estate sales and leasing; and general contract negotiation and drafting. While I've helped all manner of businesses work out a variety of contract and business matters, I am an expert at helping clients with buying and selling commercial properties including multi-family and office projects and buildings, subdivisions, and retail shopping centers. I am also a recognized expert negotiating leases for retail and office tenants and. landlords. Over 25 years I've honed my skills a lawyer at one of the largest law firms in the world, an elite real estate boutique in Aspen, Colorado and a highly regarded firm based in Denver, Colorado, before starting my own practice in 2016. Since 2016 I've been helping my clients with real estate and business deals. I'm a commercial real estate and business expert with a passion for helping clients forge successful ventures in an efficient and understandable manner.

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July 2, 2023

Suzanne E.

Attorney/Business Advisor
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30 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
Seattle University

I have been an attorney for 30 years. I am a Colorado native with many years in Alaska. I have a Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry and French, JD from Seattle University and Masters in Environmental Science and Law from Vermont Law School. I have traveled extensively, mostly in Europe, and speak several languages with more or less proficiency. I practiced law in Alaska and Colorado, much of it in remote areas but also large cities. I have taught in an environmental masters program and run large environmental nonprofits and a hot springs resort. I have worked with and run business incubators, a process I love. Empowering people to build their own futures is a passion.

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June 29, 2023

John V.

Attorney / Owner
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Boulder, CO
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
Syracuse University School of Law

Business, Real Estate, Tax, Estate Planning and Probate attorney with over 20 years experience in private practice in Colorado. Currently owner/operator of John M. Vaughan, Attorney at Law solo practitioner located in Boulder, CO. My practice focuses on transactional matters only.

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July 2, 2023

George K.

Owner & Managing Partner
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Denver, No. CO, Steamboat Springs
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
Whittier School of Law

I've represented small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies in business and litigation matters over the past twenty years. Working for various clients exposed me to a wide range of practice areas and issues. I now manage and own my firm. Contract review and drafting, negotiating agreements and settlements, and defending a variety of lawsuits is the heart of my practice. I'm efficient, solution driven, and work well with clients, other parties, and opposing counsel. I was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Writing and am an excellent writer. I'm also the recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award. I'm a Marine Corps veteran. My attitude, experience, and expertise will help you achieve your goals.

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July 27, 2023

James N.

Owner-Attorney
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Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO NM
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

I'm a Chicago native and Kansas City transplant that has made regulatory compliance and civil administrative litigation for heavily regulated industries my niche for the past decade.

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August 3, 2023

Shane S.

Real Estate/Transactional Lawyer
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Denver, CO
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
Brigham Young University

I have 13+ years of experience as a real estate, construction, and general transactional lawyer focused on drafting and negotiating commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, contractor and design professional agreements, etc.

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August 16, 2023

Ashley M.

Trial Attorney
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Denver, CO
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in CO
University of Miami

Trial attorney. Specializing in drafting and arguing complex criminal pretrial and contemporaneous motions. Former Public Defender. Cum Laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Research assistant for multiple professors in the areas of Title IX defense, post-conviction litigation, reproductive healthcare rights, and the constitutionality of affirmative defenses. Trial Team Captain, Pro-Bono Challenge award recipient, Litigation Skills Book Award and Scholarship recipient, HOPE Public Interest Scholarship recipient. Cum Laude graduate of New York University with a focus on classical theatre text and performance.

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August 26, 2023

Ryan C.

Founder & Managing Attorney
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Denver, Colorado
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
University of California, Davis

Ryan Clement, the Principal Attorney at Business and Technology Legal Group (www.businessandtechlawyers.com), has been a Colorado licensed attorney for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in all matters related to corporate law, software and technology law, intellectual property, data privacy and security, business startups/formation, commercial transactional matters, general business counsel, compliance, and litigation. Ryan graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara before attending the University of California, Davis School of Law and graduating in 2004. Post-law school, he completed an esteemed two-year judicial clerkship at the Second Judicial District Court of Nevada. In 2007, Ryan Clement became a licensed attorney in private practice, working at several prestigious law firms before forming and operating his own successful law firm in 2012 at the age of only 31. This keen business acumen and entrepreneurial drive was the impetus behind Ryan’s desire to practice business and technology law, ultimately forming the foundation of Business and Technology Legal Group. In addition to his top-tier legal credentials, Ryan also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Colorado, Denver, and has over a decade of experience working in the software industry at Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies. This vast experience in the technology and software sector, combined with his many years as an attorney provides the intersection of legal, technical, and business skill sets that sets Ryan apart from the crowd of business and technology attorneys in the market.

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September 11, 2023

Torrey L.

Attorney
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Denver, CO
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO
Emory University

Torrey Livenick, Esq. is a fourth generation Colorado lawyer. Although she was born in California and raised in Nevada, she spent every summer in Colorado and knew she planned to make Denver her home. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Classical Culture and Society, she returned to Las Vegas to work as a paralegal. Once she spent five years building her skills and confirming her interest, she attended Emory University School of Law. Torrey’s interests include trivia (she even was a contestant on Jeopardy! during her law school days), video games, playing with her cats, and the arts. She is active in pro bono organizations including Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

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November 5, 2023

Darren W.

Attorney
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South Jordan, Utah
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO AZ, UT, WY
J. Reuben Clark, BYU

My main focus is estate planning and business transactions, but I have had many practice areas throughout my career, including criminal defense and prosecution, civil litigation from neighborhood squabbles to corporate contentions. I have also worked in bankruptcy, family law, collections, employment law, and personal injury. I stand ready to assist in any area to which I feel I can be of service, but will not try to fake it if I do not know the area of law I am being asked to serve in.

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Estate Planning Legal Questions and Answers

Estate Planning

Durable Power of Attorney

Colorado

Asked on Nov 5, 2021

How does a durable power of attorney work when the person dies?

If you have a durable power of attorney and the person dies, do you still have the authority or does it go to the spouse. I have a durable power of attorney for my aunt, she just died and I'm trying to take care of her funeral and things. Does her husband now have the right to make decisions or myself with the durable power of attorney?

Sarah D.

Answered Nov 30, 2021

A Durable Power of attorney for finances (and healthcare) expires once your aunt dies. It is the executor of her will who now acts in that stead related to her finances. If the executor is the spouse, it will be his right to make the decisions. However, if all property was jointly owned between spouses, there is no need to probate the will under Colorado law.

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Estate Planning

Power of Attorney

Louisiana

Asked on Aug 1, 2022

I need a power of attorney lawyer

I have power of attorney papers and someone else has file

Domonick G.

Answered Aug 16, 2022

I can assist with that

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Estate Planning

Prenuptial Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Apr 21, 2023

How does a prenuptial agreement affect estate planning?

I am getting married soon and I am interested in understanding how a prenuptial agreement would affect my estate planning. I would like to know what steps I should take to ensure that my assets are protected and that my wishes are carried out after I pass away. I am also curious as to how a prenuptial agreement might affect the distribution of my assets to my family members and other beneficiaries.

Briana C.

Answered May 23, 2023

A prenuptial agreement does not create an estate plan. But it can do two things. First, a prenuptial agreement can create a contractual promise on the part of one or both spouses to do something in particular with their estate plan (such as promising to leave the marital home to the surviving spouse, or promising to leave everything they have to the surviving spouse, or promising to set up a trust, etc. etc.). If this contractual promise is broken, the surviving spouse has a contract claim against the estate of the dead spouse. Second, and almost the opposite, in a prenuptial agreement one or both spouses can waive the rights they would otherwise have by statute, thus freeing up the other spouse to do whatever he or she wants with her estate plan. Without a prenuptial agreement, a surviving spouse is entitled by statute to inherit a certain proportion of the estate of the dead spouse (the exact proportion depends on whether or not the dead spouse has a will, and/or has surviving children). The prenuptial agreement can override these statutory rights and provide that the surviving spouse is not entitled to inherit anything from the dead spouse, except for anything the dead spouse may choose to leave the surviving spouse in his or her will.

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Estate Planning

Power of Attorney

New York

Asked on Nov 17, 2021

I would like to kno if an estate hold harmless form is bad or good in my situation

I have p.o.a of my brother and he has unclaimed funds in Nys I filed for it and the said I had to complete that for b4 they released the funds

Jane C.

Answered Nov 30, 2021

You need an attorney to review your case in order to provide you with an answer.

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Estate Planning

Fee Agreement

California

Asked on Mar 7, 2023

Do I need to provide my personal and assets info to an estate planning attorney before signing a fee agreement so they can begin prepping a living trust

Looking for an estate planning attorney to prep a living trust and all other necessary docs

Jane C.

Answered Mar 10, 2023

No. You do not need to provide any information until you agree to work with the attorney.

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