September 13-14, 2017 - Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver

Make certain your business law practice is a robust practice. Attend our “don’t-miss” Business Law Institute. You will come away from this intense learning experience, not only with increased knowledge and comprehensive course materials, but with new resources for you to turn to when advising your clients. You and your clients will benefit from your participation in the Institute for months and years to come.

Attend and also be ready for Denver Startup Week when it happens later in September! Look for the breakout sessions with the asterisk!These sessions will particularly help you better advise start up clients. 


We welcome our featured presenter Dr. Richard Wobbekind, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Finance, and Executive Director of the Business Research Division at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. For almost 30 years, he has developed an annual consensus forecast of the Colorado economy! 

• Featuring expert faculty, information-packed sessions, essential updates and useful materials

• Annual  Institute addresses recent legal developments, hot topics and essentials for Business Lawyers in the Rocky Mountain Region

• Choose from over twenty different breakout sessions, get invaluable information on topics of greatest interest to you, AND receive materials from all breakout sessions  


Program Highlights

Plenary Sessions Include: 

• Colorado’s Economic Outlook: Powerhouse on the Range in 2018? Implications for You, Your Clients and Potential Clients
Featured Presentation

• Improve Your Skill at the Bargaining Table!
Staying out of the In-House Dog House!

An In-House Counsel Panel Presentation

• Case Law, Legislative and Secretary of State Updates

• Third Party Legal Opinions and Customary Practice: Offering Advice to One Not Your Client
A Panel Presentation

Plus, Choose from the Following Breakout Session Topics:   

• Choice of Entity: A Contrarian Approach

• Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: The Important Legal Issues, and Practical Tips for Businesses

• LLC and Partnerships in Bankruptcy: Pick Your Partner Versus the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

• Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property and Confidential Information

• Warning: Employer Agreements to Fix Employee Wages or Not to Poach Employees is Now a Criminal Offense of the US Antitrust Laws

• Business Law Vignettes: From the Perspective of Occasional Expert Witnesses

• Drafting Buy-Sell Agreements

• Employment Law Update

• How to Shut Down a Distressed Business Successfully, and Without Bankruptcy

• Qualified Small Business Stock Under IRC Section 1202: A Business Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding the “Wild West”

• Employment-Related Agreements and Forms

• Selected Topics in Small Business Purchase and Sale Transactions

• Drafting LLC Essential Documents

• Essentials of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Businesses  

• Negotiating and Structuring Your Next M&A Deal

• Securities Law Survival Guide

• Drafting Clauses for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Out- of- Court Procedures and More

• Protecting Owners, Members and Shareholders from Personal Liability

• Avoiding Permanent Establishment and Foreign Income Taxes When Contracting with Foreign Entities

• What Should the Buyer’s Lawyer Look For, and Ask About in Regard to the Target’s Financial Statements?