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The KO team is always tracking and making news across various practice areas and key industries. See the latest below.

KO Supports Longmont Startup Week

For more than 15 years, KO has partnered with thousands of entrepreneurs and emerging companies to help them grow by providing strategic, practical business solutions and just the right amount of lawyering. This week, KO continued its support for local entrepreneurs by participating in Longmont Startup Week, an event organized…

KO Expands Commercial Contracts Practice, Adds Contracts Manager

End to end contract management supports companies throughout business lifecycle KO has expanded its commercial contracts practice with the addition of contracts manager Andrea Policky. Andrea’s contract lifecycle management and legal operations expertise strengthens KO’s offerings for seed, startup, growth and mature companies. “Proactive contract management provides significant value to…

Streamlining the SaaS Contract Process

Best Practices from Ben Oelsner All too often, software as a service (SaaS) deals get stuck in negotiation, with roadblocks popping up at each step in the process. In a recent interview with J. Ryan Williams of Sales Collider, KO partner Ben Oelsner shared his insights and best practices to…

Sphero Acquires KO Client Specdrums

Boulder based connected toy company Sphero has acquired fellow Boulder based startup Specdrums. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn by users that can turn color into sound when touched. This can be used to create music as well as to help those with color blindness. Read the full story here.

Does your company work with a faculty or student advisor?

Take these steps to protect your IP. Faculty and graduate students (collectively referred to as faculty) at large research universities are generally able to commercialize their expertise as employees or consultants in the private sector. However, those universities generally have detailed policies governing how much time faculty can spend on…

New Colorado Law Sets Shortest Data Breach Notification Requirements in U.S.

What you need to know to be ready by Sept. 1, 2018 On May 29, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 18-1128, which sets stricter requirements for data breach notifications, reasonable data security, and the disposal of personal information regarding Colorado residents. Under the new law, which takes effect…

KO Client Madwire Acquires SilverEdge

Longtime KO client Madwire, a Fort Collins-based digital marketing software and services company, recently acquired SilverEdge, a Loveland-based small business payment systems provider. The KO team comprised of Jennifer Rosenthal and Melissa Mellen represented Madwire in the transaction. KO has represented Madwire in connection with financings and acquisition work. Read more about the acquisition.

KO Client BIGR Ventures Invests in Soozy’s Muffins

KO client BIGR Ventures and AccelFoods led a $2.5 million round of funding for frozen baked goods company Soozy’s, the first institutional funding for the grain-free, gluten-free brand. The funding reflects increased interest in grain-free products which are expected to grow from $200 million today to $4 billion by 2020.…