Carla w. sledge


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Carla Sledge joined Hutchinson, Black and Cook in 1992 after clerking for a federal judge in Denver. Her practice focuses on the general-counsel representation of entrepreneurs and emerging and growing businesses with an emphasis on corporate law, contract law, intellectual property matters, including, trademarks and copyrights, technology licensing, private financing, mergers and acquisitions, distribution agreements, and employment and consulting arrangements, and real estate leasing, purchase and sale. She has represented a wide variety of companies in the fields of software, hardware, science, education, biotechnology, energy, outdoor recreation and the cable TV industry, as well as professional medical, veterinary and accounting practices, manufacturing and distribution enterprises, restaurants and service organizations. Since 2001, she has been the firm's representative to LEGUS, an international association of law firms and currently serves on its Advisory Board. Carla was selected for Colorado Super Lawyers®.

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  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1991

    • Order of the Coif

    • University of Colorado Law Review

    • Legal Aid Award

  • University of Colorado, B.A. with Distinction

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado, 1991

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1991

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1991

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Edward W. Nottingham, 1991-92;
    United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Memberships / Awards

  • American Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Boulder County Bar Association

    • Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2004-2006

    • Co-Chair, Business Law Section, 1994-1996

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, 2006-2007

  • LEGUS, Advisory Board, 2011-present

  • Boulder Innovation Center, Board of Directors, 2005-2006

  • Boulder Economic Council, Member, 2004-2006

  • Leadership Boulder Graduate

  • "100 Hour Club" Award for Pro Bono Work by Boulder County Legal Services, 2001