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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…

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…

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…

Deal Makers or Deal Breakers? How Commercial Contracts Can Impact M&A Image

Deal Makers or Deal Breakers? How Commercial Contracts Can Impact M&A

In a startup’s early years, securing customer deals and negotiating key vendor and partner agreements are big priorities. Done right, these deals give startups both the foundation and the momentum they need to grow and meet key growth milestones. But there are risks, both actual and perceived, in these commercial…

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer Image

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer

When you have limited dollars for legal issues, it’s important to know where to spend those funds to maximize your company’s investment in legal resources without waste and inefficiency.​ Experienced corporate counsel will tell early stage companies in most industries to focus on two priorities as soon as possible: capital…

KO Client Five Mill Acquired by Barrington Media Group Image

KO Client Five Mill Acquired by Barrington Media Group

KO client Five Mill, a digital marketing agency and enterprise-level search engine marketing and social media marketing solutions firm, was acquired by Barrington Media Group. KO partner Jon Taylor, along with attorneys Melissa Mellen and Keenan Weatherford represented Five Mill in the acquisition. Founded in 2008 by Dan Soha, Five…

What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups Image

What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups

Startups must move fast but be pragmatic. If you’re running a startup, you know that speed and flexibility are important to your company. The right legal counsel serves as a strategic partner to help emerging companies achieve meaningful business outcomes. The checklist below is meant to help you choose counsel…