Noncompete Agreements and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

The Use of the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine to “Backdoor” a Noncompete Agreement in Colorado. Noncompete agreements in Colorado are generally disfavored.  In fact, pursuant to statute, noncompete agreements are only supposed to be enforceable in a few limited circumstances. Specifically, noncompete agreements are supposed to be void ab initio (a fancy way of saying void… Continue Reading

Choose Your Moving Company Wisely

Lawyers get many questions from buyers, sellers and real estate brokers during a real estate transaction and afterwards. Recently, I received questions from a homeowner about a moving company that brought up issues most people do not think of when moving. In my scenario that I have altered to protect the family, a family was… Continue Reading

Boulder’s SmartRegs Deadline

Boulder’s SmartRegs’ Deadline for Owners of Rental Property The health and safety of people living in Boulder is a concern for Boulder’s government.  This concern led to the enactment of its SmartRegs in 2011. These energy guidelines for rental properties in the City of Boulder are intended to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, caused by… Continue Reading

Teenagers and Parenting Time (Visitation)

Parenting Time (Visitation) Parenting time (visitation) orders and agreements in parenting plans or stipulations are sometimes made long before children are teenagers. Or, sometimes parenting time (visitation) orders and agreements are made when children are teenagers, but things change after the divorce or custody case is over – and those orders just don’t work any… Continue Reading

Service Animals in the Workplace

Service Animals in the Workplace: Considerations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.  Colorado has promulgated analogous state laws.  One way that these laws provide assistance to persons with disabilities is by… Continue Reading

How is Colorado real estate transferred when an out-of-state owner dies?

When someone dies owning Colorado real estate, a probate administration is necessary to transfer the property, either to a buyer or to the estate beneficiaries.  If the property owner died while living out of state, the type of probate proceeding necessary to transfer the Colorado real estate depends on whether a probate administration has been… Continue Reading

Landlord’s Guide to Handling Tenant Requests for Assistance Animals

What should Colorado landlords and property managers know when handling a tenant’s request for an emotional support or service animal? Landlords, owners’ associations, and property managers across Colorado have been experiencing an increase in requests for accommodations for assistance animals – either a traditional “service animal” or the increasingly common “emotional support animal.” When these… Continue Reading