Civil Lawsuits & Litigation Attorneys
Legal Services in Business Litigation and Business Partner Disputes
I am an award-winning and top-rated business litigator with Keating Wagner Polidori Free. I represent professional clients in business disputes, civil trials, and arbitrations. I regularly represent clients in partnership disputes, business divorce, and other business separations as well as legal malpractice cases which can involve professional liability. My business torts and commercial litigation practice includes areas such as fraud, contract disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, embezzlement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. I have successfully served families, individuals, and trusts that have been harmed in business schemes and questionable investments. I also represent beneficiaries and successor fiduciaries in trust and estate litigation. There is no one-size-fits-all to my law practice and I have earned a reputation for success in complex, sensitive, and high-profile commercial disputes. A great example was my representation of the family of a man murdered by a high-level Scientologist wherein we were able to obtain compensation from related Scientology-based enterprises.
Ethics, Professional Liability and Attorney Malpractice
My approach to trial practice for the past two decades has been one that is creative and tailor-made in order to obtain the desired result for my clients. For example, professional malpractice cases are unique and often more complex than personal injury. When a trusted professional such as an attorney, real estate broker, or accountant commits an error or engages in wrongdoing, it is especially devastating to the client. I treat every client and every case as unique. I have recovered millions of dollars against licensed professionals who have injured their former clients through negligence or other wrongdoing.
For more than a decade I have been a contributing author to Lawyers Professional Liability in Colorado, the leading comprehensive treatise on legal malpractice in Colorado. The publication is a guide for every Colorado attorney, regardless of practice area, and discusses legal ethics, client-lawyer relationships, and attorney discipline. I advise other lawyers and law firms on issues involving professional ethics and liability through lectures at continuing legal education seminars. I also served as the President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association in 2015-2016.
Fraudulent Conveyance in Colorado
As a business plaintiff attorney, my experience in finding assets that debtors try hide to avoid paying a claim or judgment is of great importance when it comes to high-stakes disputes. I have recovered millions of dollars for clients through strategic and thorough investigation and by novel arguments and legal theories under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. I’m often hired by other attorneys to help locate and recover defendant’s assets, as well as asked to testify for other lawyers as an expert witness in similar cases.
In addition to writing and extensively lecturing about fraudulent transfers in Colorado civil matters, I led an effort in 2014 to amend the law to penalize debtors who transfer assets with intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors. That successful effort was a result of my experience representing plaintiffs against defendants who seek to avoid paying claims by simply transferring their assets.