Douglas D. Foote has been engaged in the practice of law since 1968. He focuses on serving the needs of entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses and their owners and executives in the areas of domestic and international business transactions, business entities, contracts, corporate law, corporate governance, financing, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment and general business law. He also counsels lawyers and law firms on matters of legal ethics.
In addition to providing legal counsel, Doug has served as CEO, COO, and CFO of companies in the medical device, environmental, and engineering and consulting fields. His representation and advice reflect an experience-based understanding of the effects of legal issues and advice in real-world business situations.
Doug is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, Colorado and Connecticut and the U.S. Court of International Trade; the Colorado Bar Association (Ethics Committee 1987-, Chair 1998-99) (Chair, Joint Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations) (Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation); American Bar Association; National Panel, Commercial Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association; the American Society for Pharmacy Law; and the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado. He is past-president of the Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel. Doug is on the faculty of the Regis University School of Pharmacy and was Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Law at the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy for many years.
He also serves as a director, treasurer and member of the executive committee of HealthTeamWorks, a non-profit multi- stakeholder collaborative working to redesign the healthcare delivery system and promote integrated communities of care, using evidence based medicine and innovative systems. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy and continued in active reserve service, retiring as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; earned an LL.M. in International Law at King’s College, University of London; a J.D., Order of the Coif, at the University of Colorado; and a B.S.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, at the University of Denver. He also holds a Diploma in Chinese Law from the University of East Asia (Macau).
The century-old Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ has granted Doug its highest “AV” rating in legal ability and ethical standards for over a decade. He also is rated 10/10 by AVVO.com, an on-line attorney peer and client review site.