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As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers? Image

As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers?

In March, when the Colorado General Assembly added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute that put those knowingly out of compliance at risk of criminal charges and fines, it created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Now, a new bill (HB 22-1317) passed by the Colorado…

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance? Image

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance?

Colorado’s legislature has been focused on numerous employment topics this session, including a key update in Senate Bill 22-234 which adds new employer requirements regarding unemployment insurance when an employee is terminated (voluntarily or otherwise). The existing law required employers to provide notice and four key items to employees at the…

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round Image

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round

KO client Watchmaker Genomics, a life sciences company specializing in the development of high-stringency applications focused on the reading, writing and editing of DNA and RNA, has raised $40M to expand its clinical sequencing product offerings.   The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, of counsel Melissa Mellen and attorney…

Startups: Navigating Early-Stage Financing Options Image

Startups: Navigating Early-Stage Financing Options

Next to building products and making important early hires, securing and understanding funding options is a significant checklist item for founders that can make or break the sustainability of their company. In fact, a recent study examining startup post-mortems found that running out of cash or failing to raise new…

Clinimark Acquired by Element Materials Technology Image

Clinimark Acquired by Element Materials Technology

KO client Clinimark, a global leader for clinical FDA validation testing of vital sign data for medical and home health devices, has been acquired by Element Materials Technology. The KO team, led by attorney Ryan Sykora, partner John Gaddis, attorney Logan DeSouza and corporate paralegal Sara Shelly, represented Clinimark in…

Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements? Image

Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements?

The real business implications of Colorado’s “new” non-compete legislation Recent updates to Colorado’s non-compete statute have created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Through SB 21-271, the Colorado General Assembly, as of March 1, 2022, added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute, C.R.S. § 8-2-113 (the…

Legal Industry Veteran Katy Phillips Named Chief Financial Officer at KO Law Firm Image

Legal Industry Veteran Katy Phillips Named Chief Financial Officer at KO Law Firm

Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC (KO Law Firm) has named Katy Phillips as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Katy will lead KO’s finance team while providing strategic oversight of the firm’s finance-related processes. Based in Denver and Boulder, KO is an innovative corporate and commercial…

KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios Image

KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios

Budge Studio’s app portfolio includes titles featuring leading brands like Barbie, Paw Patrol, Transformers, Hot Wheels and more Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher and KO client, has acquired Budge Studios. The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, represented Tilting Point in the acquisition. Budge Studios is one…