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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

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  • Jennifer Rosenthal
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  • April 16, 2019

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…

Doing Business in China? How Colorado Outdoor Recreation, Retail and Manufacturing Industries Can Navigate the U.S.-China Trade Dispute Image

Doing Business in China? How Colorado Outdoor Recreation, Retail and Manufacturing Industries Can Navigate the U.S.-China Trade Dispute

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  • Matt McKinney
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  • March 19, 2019

As part of the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, the U.S. has recently imposed $250 billion in tariffs – that may or may not be lifted in the near future – on imports from China. While recent reports suggest a trade deal may occur in the coming weeks, the uncertainty of…

Why Emerging Life Science And Pharma Companies Should Apply The CRO Model To Commercial Contracts Image

Why Emerging Life Science And Pharma Companies Should Apply The CRO Model To Commercial Contracts

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  • Brad Schoenfeld
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  • February 19, 2019

2019 is off to a fast start in the life science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries with unprecedented market growth. Life sciences, in particular, continue on an upward trend, accounting for nearly 15 percent of venture deal flow in 2018, more than 60 percent of which were deals of $50…

KO Client Enbala Inks Deal with Operator of Australia’s Largest Electricity Generation Portfolio Image

KO Client Enbala Inks Deal with Operator of Australia’s Largest Electricity Generation Portfolio

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  • February 13, 2019

Enbala was selected to provide the cloud-based control and optimization platform for AGL Energy’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project in South Australia. Enbala’s technology ensures stability of the world’s power grids through the power of distributed energy. KO partner Dan Fredrickson worked closely with the Enbala team to negotiate the deal.…

Getting Organized for the New Year Image

Getting Organized for the New Year

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  • Andrea Policky
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  • December 11, 2018

Insights from Contracts Management Expert Andrea Policky As a new year approaches, many of us are making new resolutions or perhaps recommitting to good habits we’ve lost, making it a great time to reflect on your business’ achievements and goals for 2019. While year-end reporting and financial management can be…

KO Client G1VE Wins Intuit’s 2018 App Showdown Image

KO Client G1VE Wins Intuit’s 2018 App Showdown

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  • November 21, 2018

November 19, 2018 – KO client G1VE is a unique service enabling businesses to easily donate a percentage of their monthly revenue to worthy charitable causes. G1VE has been integrated into Intuit’s QuickBooks Online accounting platform as an approved app and was recently crowned the winner of the prestigious Intuit…

Are Your Legal Operations Keeping Pace With Your Growing Business? Image

Are Your Legal Operations Keeping Pace With Your Growing Business?

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  • Andrea Policky
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  • October 29, 2018

The most successful companies have operationalized legal. As they seek to increase valuation, minimize costs, increase flexibility and effectively manage their essential legal needs, best-in-class companies are causing a global paradigm shift in the legal marketplace by fundamentally changing how they use legal services. Innovative companies are seeking legal assistance from a growing number of non-lawyer professionals and testing new alternative billing models, so they can “do more with less.”

At the same time, businesses make decisions more quickly and with more real-time information than ever before. In any growing business, legal operations must keep pace to avoid missing out on key opportunities or making decisions in the dark.

Contracting 101: Insights from KO Partner Dan Fredrickson Image

Contracting 101: Insights from KO Partner Dan Fredrickson

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  • Dan Fredrickson
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  • September 26, 2018

Contract negotiations are a critical component of every deal. For many startups, contracting can feel like a substantial hurdle at the end of a long sales process. Recently, KO partner Dan Fredrickson hosted a session with Galvanize Boulder to share strategies to make contracting as efficient as possible for business,…