beyond a reasonable doubt

Presented by:  Rich Tremaine, managing attorney, KLAUZER & TREMAINE, LLC

Introduction and Disclaimers:  This program is primarily BAFL (Business Advice From Lawyer), though some portions will include reference to legal rules or guidelines that apply in business situations.  You should not consider any comments as “legal advice” that you would apply to a specific situation; specific legal advice should be sought.  The “stories” that are included in the presentation are based upon true events, but have been modified to protect client confidences.

Topics Planned for Discussion, with References:

1.  The Three Requirements for a Contract to Exist —  An Offer, Acceptance of the Offer, and Consideration.  (Colorado Jury Instructions, Civil, chapter 30 and related citations)

2.  Attorney Ethics for Consideration in Business – Examples for Discussion include “Competence” (Rule 1.1), “Communication” (Rule 1.4), and “Fees” (Rule 1.5). [For the full text of Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, go to www.cobar.org, select “For the Public” in the left column, then choose the option “Opinions, Rules & Statutes” and finally the “Rules of Professional Conduct”.

3.  Business Entity Choices in Colorado – Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies.  Registration info at:  www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/main.htm For an example of legal services and documents related to corporate set-up, go to www.ktlaw.com and select the “business” category.

4.  Written Contracts – Basic Provisions recommended for inclusion.

5.  Business issues related to e-mail, social media, and electronic communications.

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