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August 2014 Archives

Even savvy business owners need help with contract law

For many Colorado business men and women, contracts are a part of daily life. However, a simple oversight or misstatement can turn an ironclad deal into a future liability. By seeking expert-level assistance with complex business contracts, business owners and operators can protect themselves as well as their consumers, employees, products and brand.

Faulty lights in Colorado Springs result in the deaths of 2

If you were injured or lost a loved one because a faulty traffic light told you it was okay to cross an intersection, would you be okay with it being left as it is? More than likely, you'd want the truth to come out and to receive compensation for your injuries and loss. In this case involving an incident in Colorado Springs that left a mother and her 10-year-old son dead, the lights involved won't be changed.

Construction defect change could impact commercial real estate

A business law in Colorado that gives homeowners' associations an unfair legal advantage is currently being reconsidered by state leaders and legislators. Current legal provisions were designed to protect condominium buyers from defects in the homes they purchased. However, a growing number of real estate contract disputes have also involved homeowners' associations that file massive group lawsuits for development construction problems. Now, experts say that the state's economy is being hindered by gun-shy developers who are afraid of unnecessary legal action.

Common questions when starting a Colorado business

All potential first-time business owners have questions when they are in the process of starting their companies. From a legal standpoint, there may be many things that have to be done that they do not have experience with simply because they have not gone through the business formation process before. It can be good for Colorado residents to look at frequently asked questions to see if they are looking for some of the same answers.

Important Legal Advice as Your Child Heads Off to College

So, your "baby" is now 18 and about to trade his bedroom for a dorm room. It is a moment toward which you have saved and worked as a parent for many years - college! You have been a steadying force in your child's life for all this time and part of all the important decisions that he/she has made. Yet, you may not realize - now that he or she is 18 - you no longer legally have automatic access to your child's health and financial information nor a voice in some of the decisions your child can make.

Coordinator asks for education for drivers to protect cyclists

Whether your accident happened due to a driver passing through a red light or simply speeding through the area, you know that they shouldn't have been and that you deserve to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Have you considered seeking out information on what's being done to prevent these types of accidents in the future? You might be able to help move legislation along. For instance, this man in Colorado is focusing on ways to prevent bicycle-car accidents from taking place, helping more people stay safe on the roads.

Business formation might not be as easy as it seems

So, you are considering starting up your own Colorado business. It should be a simple process, right? Not so fast. Business formation actually requires some legal finesse. Even though it is possible to establish your own business without help from an attorney, it is not always advisable, particularly if you are looking to incorporate a large corporate entity. Today, we walk you through the basic steps of establishing your business, so you can be prepared when the big day arrives.

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