With offices in Denver, Dallas – Fort Worth, and Houston, our team of nationally recognized attorneys provide top quality legal services to business and individual clients located throughout the United States and abroad. Our attorneys believe in representing our clients with professional integrity, deliberate guidance, practical advice, and personalized attention.

Allen Sparkman: Allen shares his time between the Denver and Houston offices. Allen possesses the qualifications and experience to guide clients through the most complex situations, whether the client needs advice on how to set up or operate a business, how to raise money for a new venture without running afoul of securities laws, how to navigate the complex shoals of the Internal Revenue Code, how to set up or operate a nonprofit organization, how to pass one’s wealth on as desired, or how to comply with an attorney’s ethical obligations. Allen enjoys a national reputation as an expert in partnership, limited liability company, and federal taxation law. He also enjoys being an expert witness in these areas. Click here to read Allen’s full profile. 

Doug Foote: Doug is based in Denver and is an experienced lawyer in the areas of business entity selection and organization, domestic and international business transactions, debt and equity financing, business IP management, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and general business law. Doug focuses on entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses and their owners and managers. He has served as general counsel in both public company (NYSE) and private settings and as CEO, COO and CFO of small to mid-sized companies in a variety of industries. Doug has sound understanding of fundamental and nuanced business and operational issues, as well as finance and accounting implications. The result is creative, practical advice and solutions for clients. Click here to read Doug’s full profile. 

Christina E. Saunders: Christina is passionate about entrepreneurship and the arts. Christina works out of the Denver office, and her practice emphasizes intellectual property and corporate law in the areas of startups and emerging companies, the cannabis industry, and art and entertainment. She advises her clients on intellectual property portfolio growth and management, prosecution, licensing matters. Christina has substantial experience with legal matters relating to the Internet including, but not limited to E-commerce, and BitTorrent protocol lawsuits. Christina additionally provides legal counsel to a variety of startups and existing businesses on formation, organization, operation (including contracts and regulation), and sales, acquisition and dissolution.  Click here to read Christina’s full profile.

John Koechel: John shares his time between the Dallas – Fort Worth office, and the Denver office. John’s practice focuses complex commercial real estate transactions as well as other real estate, corporate, and business matters. Click here to read John’s full profile. 

Kieran Lasater. Kieran is Of Counsel and works out of the Denver office, where his practice focuses on Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property disputes, Marijuana law, as well as Auto and Powersports Dealer representation. Click here to read Kieran’s full profile. 

Sara Sharp. Sara works out of the Denver office, where she specializes in employer-sided employment law, healthcare law, regulatory advisement, and all related matters.In addition to her business law experience, Sara also has a strong background in litigation and uses this to inform her employment law and healthcare law practices. Her employment law expertise includes ADAA compliance, harassment and disability claims, Older Worker’s Benefit Protection Act claims, Equal Pay Act claims, hiring and termination processes, severance negotiations, employee handbooks, and independent contractor matters. Click here to read Sara’s full profile. 

Valery Treida: Valery practices in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate and business transactions. Valery manages the litigation docket for the firm’s Dallas/Fort Worth office, which focuses on the representation of clients in business and partnership disputes, subcontractor and development disputes, tenant and commercial lease disputes, and general contract and real estate disputes. Click here to read Valery’s full profile.