Business and Corporate Law
Hutchinson, Black and Cook, LLC has long been recognized as one of the leading business law firms in Colorado. For over one hundred years, our business attorneys have worked with generations of Coloradoans to provide solutions in a broad range of business contexts, from counseling entrepreneurs and organizers of emerging and start-up companies in choice-of-entity issues and developing initial financing strategies to negotiating complex transactions for multimillion dollar corporations. Hutchinson, Black and Cook's strong reputation is a result of our unique ability to balance the expertise and resources of a large firm with the personal attention and cost-effectiveness of a boutique law practice.
Our attorneys' expertise encompasses nearly all aspects of business and corporate law practice, including the following:
Business Formation and Transactions
Our business lawyers regularly advise clients in choosing and developing effective and tax efficient business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, nonprofit entities and professional organizations. After formation, our business attorneys provide guidance and assistance through the complexities of operating a business, including director manager and officer compliance, management and control issues, financing, contract negotiation, employment issues and ownership transition and succession planning.
Our transactional attorneys have a wealth of experience in contract negotiation and drafting for the transactions our clients encounter while doing business here and around the world, including:
- Ownership relationship documents, including partnership agreements, operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements
- Asset purchase agreement and stock purchase agreements
- Manufacturing, distribution and reseller agreements
- Joint venture agreements and strategic alliance agreements
- Employee, consulting and independent contractor agreements
- Professional services agreements
- Non-disclosure, non-solicitation, non-competition and assignment of inventions agreements
- Technology development and licensing agreements
- Financing and leasing agreements
- Web site user agreements
Financing and Securities
We provide counsel on a diverse range of financing activities, including private placements of debt and equity and venture capital transactions, and represent lenders and borrowers in loan and asset-based financing transactions and letters of credit. For more information, please see our full practice area description for Financing and Securities and our Financing and Securities Attorneys.
Our firm maintains a vibrant practice in acquisition, protection, licensing and commercialization of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade dress and trade secrets. For more information, please see our full practice area description for Intellectual Property and our Intellectual Property Attorneys.
In a globalized economy, it is critical to have experienced counsel in order to access and navigate international markets. Our attorneys regularly assist our clients with expansion beyond the borders of the United States, including establishing foreign corporations, international sales of goods and services, strategic alliances and distribution arrangements, cross-border employment issues, and protection and licensing of intellectual property. For more information, please see our full practice area description for International Transactions and our International Transactions Attorneys.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Even the experienced businessperson can be overwhelmed by the complexities involved in the purchase or sale of a business. Our attorneys can provide sophisticated guidance based on our extensive experience negotiating and documenting transactions from the perspective of both buyer and seller, including stock sales, asset purchases, mergers and other forms of corporate acquisition. For more information, please see our full practice area description for Mergers and Acquisitions and our Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys.
Complex tax issues arise in almost every area of business law. As part of our business practice, we advise clients in connection with a broad spectrum of local, state, federal and international tax matters, with an emphasis on creative problem solving and planning. Our expertise includes income, excise and sales tax, as well as compliance issues for tax-exempt entities. For more information, please see our full practice area description for Federal and State Tax and our Tax Attorneys.