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The smallest assets can create some of the biggest headaches when someone dies.  We often see cases where the larger assets pass smoothly, such as the house, retirement assets, life insurance, investment accounts and bank accounts.  Then wrinkles appear with smaller assets that have minimal value and yet are difficult and costly to deal with.  […]

Northern Colorado has been home to an abundance of oil and gas development and drilling over the last century and remains a hotbed for drilling in the state. In the last ten years, state and local laws that govern setbacks – how far lots, homes, buildings, and other improvements need to be from oil and […]

The Business Attorneys at Lyons Gaddis have been advising our clients to take a slow approach to the required Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) filings for existing businesses.  With regulations changing regularly late into 2023, we advised clients to see how the new filing system works once others began filing on a large scale after January […]

By: Megan Henderson Starting January 1, 2024, if you own a small business or just an LLC that owns one piece of property, you will be required to comply with a new federal law: The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA” for short). Failure to comply with the CTA can lead to civil and criminal penalties. We […]

By: Brian L. Allard In 2023, the Colorado legislature passed seven bills related to residential landlord-tenant laws. Two Colorado court cases were also decided in 2023, which have impacted residential landlord-tenant actions. The following is a list of all the new landlord-tenant laws with their effective dates, a general description of the new requirements, and […]

Many small business clients find granting employees or key service providers a stake in the business an attractive concept as a tool for encouraging employee retention and quality work product. However, stock options and other grants of equity in small businesses often meet significant tax challenges that derail business owners’ good intentions. One traditional type […]

The Special District Association (SDA) hosted its annual conference in Keystone in September 2022. In attendance this year were over 1,000 special district board members, district leaders, and administrators, as well as attorneys and other professionals who work with these local governmental entities.  The SDA conference provides three days of education from experts and professionals […]

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Anton Dworak.  He was recently diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a very rare and fatal condition, and passed away on August 3rd at the age of 54.  Anton leaves a significant hole in our firm, this community, and the Colorado […]

On April 7th, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 86 into law, drastically increasing Colorado’s homestead exemption to $250,000 for most individuals and $350,000 for older and disabled Coloradoans, in addition to broadening what constitutes a homestead in Colorado, granting using cars, trailers, RVs, tents, and other non-traditional residences as home exemptions for those dwellings. The […]

A Knot of Benefits In part due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in part due to a political push to provide enhanced minimum benefits for workers, the federal government, the Colorado legislature, and, most recently, Colorado voters have approved multiple leave benefit laws that apply to the majority of Colorado employees. While the many different […]