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What Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer Image

What Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer

Founding a company is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor, and you’re probably not thinking about a corporate lawyer when time and resources are everything. Company founders are forced to decide how to spend limited dollars between significant competing priorities. In many cases, early stage companies either underinvest in legal expertise…

New Year, New Vacation Policy? What Colorado Employers Need to Know Image

New Year, New Vacation Policy? What Colorado Employers Need to Know

In a tight labor market, it’s often the benefits and perks that help employers compete for talent. One key benefit an employer must consider is vacation. Should vacation be offered, and if so, how much and how should it be structured? What’s the real value of vacation to employees and…

KO Client Wedderspoon Secures $5.5 Million Credit Financing Image

KO Client Wedderspoon Secures $5.5 Million Credit Financing

Wedderspoon, the largest seller of Manuka honey in North America and first U.S. company to introduce the product, has secured a $5.5 million from Business Capital, a leading commercial finance firm. Wedderspoon’s customers include major national grocers and food retailers, online retailers and food distributors, including Kroger, Whole Foods, CVS…

KO Client Bobo’s Raises $5.5 Million in Series B1 Round  Image

KO Client Bobo’s Raises $5.5 Million in Series B1 Round 

In a round led by Boulder Food Group and supported by existing investors BIGR Ventures and Ridgeline Ventures, Boulder-based Bobo’s has raised $5.5 million to expand production in anticipation of 40 percent growth this year. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorney Melissa Mellen represented Bobo’s in the financing. Read more in FoodNavigator, NOSH, FoodDive and more.

KO Client Cusa Tea Raises $2.5 Million Series A Image

KO Client Cusa Tea Raises $2.5 Million Series A

Premium, organic instant tea company Cusa Tea recently announced it has raised $2.5 million to expand distribution and accelerate product development. The Series A round was led by Break Trail Ventures and S CAP. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorney Melissa Mellen represented Cusa Tea in the financing. Read more in The Daily Camera.

KO Client Arryved Raises $5 million Series A Led by Foundry Group Image

KO Client Arryved Raises $5 million Series A Led by Foundry Group

Arryved, a point-of-sale system designed for brewery and taproom use, recently closed a $5 million Series A round to expand its marketing and branding efforts. The round was led by the Foundry Group. KO partner Jon Taylor and attorney Matt Burns represented Arryved in the financing. Read more.

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets Image

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets

Much of the focus this year at Expo West, the premier natural foods trade show, was on plant-based products. From “real” food to medicinal infusions and environmentally friendly packaging trends – plant-based products are everywhere. As head of the firm’s food and beverage industry practice, I joined attorney Samantha Pjesky…

KO Partner Jennifer Rosenthal Named Super Lawyers Rising Star Image

KO Partner Jennifer Rosenthal Named Super Lawyers Rising Star

For the second year in a row, KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal was selected as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star. This recognition goes to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state who are under 40 or in practice 10 years or less. Jennifer leads KO’s natural foods practice group and…