Hutchinson Black and Cook partner Carla Sledge and associate Thomas Scott closed the acquisition by an oilfield services company of the assets of a trucking company in Ohio. HBC's client provides oilfield services and supplies to large oil and gas companies in Colorado and six other states.
Carla Sledge attended the Fall meeting of LEGUS, an international network of law firms, in Austin, Texas. HBC has been the exclusive Colorado member of LEGUS for over 15 years. Carla also serves on LEGUS' Advisory Board. LEGUS has 78 member firms across the globe, allowing HBC to offer its clients seamless representation in any member state or country. For more information on LEGUS, click on the LEGUS logo / link on the HBC home page.
HBC attorneys Bill Meyer, Chris Ford and Justin Konrad recently obtained a $300,000 judgment for a client in a trademark case against Toys “R” Us in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. They represented Katherine Dines, an award-winning children’s songwriter, recording and teaching artist who, since the early 1990s, has performed and sold children’s music throughout the world under the Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® brand. In 2012, Ms. Dines learned that Toys “R” Us was advertising children’s products under the brand “Hunk Ta Bunk Ta.” After more than a year of intense litigation based on copyright infringement and related state law claims, Toys “R” Us agreed to the entry of a judgment against it for $300,000.
Seven HBC lawyers, Bill Meyer, Jim Carpenter, Baine Kerr, Brad Peterson, Kimberly Hult, Chris Ford and Connie Eyster, have been named in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America." Notably, Bill, Baine, Brad and Connie have been named Best Lawyersin their practice area for at least the last five years. The selection process is based on an exhaustive peer review survey of nearly 50,000 attorneys. HBC is very proud to have its lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers. The practice areas for which the selections were made are:
Bill Meyer - Commercial Litigation; Jim Carpenter - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acqusitions Law; Baine Kerr - Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice; Brad Peterson - Construction Litigation; Kimberly Hult - Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice; Chris Ford - Plaintiffs' Personal Injury and Connie Eyster - Trusts and Estates.
The North Boulder Little League All-Stars (aka the Wildcats) coached by HBC Partner Brendan Chatham recently battled to win the Colorado District 2 Majors Division (11/12 year olds) Championship and the Colorado State Majors Division Championship earning a trip to the Little League World Series Southwest Regional tournament in Waco, Texas broadcast by ESPN. The Wildcats played well in the Texas heat and humidity and did the Boulder baseball community proud. Watch the Wildcats' video here.
Carla Sledge was a speaker at the annual meeting of LEGUS, an international organization of leading law firms, in Rome, Italy, in June. HBC has been the exclusive Colorado member of LEGUS for over 15 years and Carla has been the firm's representative to LEGUS since 2002. Carla also serves on LEGUS' Advisory Board. LEGUS has member firms across the U.S. and on 5 continents, allowing HBC to offer its clients seamless, trusted representation in any member state or country. More information on LEGUS is available at www.leguslaw.com
In April, 2014, a team of Hutchinson Black and Cook lawyers led by Carla Sledge assisted in the acquisition of Advanced Oilfield Services, Inc. and Raptor Industries, Inc. in a transaction valued in excess of $30M. Advanced Oilfield Services, Inc. and Raptor Industries, Inc. are leading providers of oilfield production facility services and supplies in Colorado and six other states. With an eye on future growth, the companies attracted the interest of a successful New York-based private equity firm with significant experience in the energy industry. The buyer entity will continue to offer the same excellent services to the companies' customers.
HBC is proud to be a principal sponsor of the reception following the World IP Day 2014 event in Boulder, Colorado. World IP Day is a celebration intended to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity, created and promoted in the United States as a joint effort of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
For 2014, the World IP Day theme is "Movies - A Global Passion." The Colorado Bar Association will host an event at the Cinemark Theater in Boulder from 2-6 PM on Wednesday, April 23, which will feature HBC entertainment and IP attorney Justin C. Konradspeaking about IP in the movies. Other speakers at the event will include Donald Zuckerman (Colorado Film Commissioner), Gary Sharp (Chief Technology Officer at RealD), and a panel of award-winning filmmakers and producers. A reception will follow at Cantina Laredo, sponsored by HBC. The event is free and open to the public, and 4 CLE credits have been applied for. More information is available on the event poster and at the Colorado Bar Association website.