Business Formation:

When it comes to forming a new business, owners should carefully consider what form of business is best. Some questions include:

  • Do you want a for profit or not-for profit company?
  • Is pass-through or corporate taxation most likely to be advantageous?
  • Do you plan to raise money by selling equity, debt or convertible debt?
  • Do you need limited liability to prevent personal assets from being attached for business debts?
  • Do you plan to do business internationally?

Rocky Mountain Legal will help you identify the best type of business organization for your needs, and provide insight and advice to help you become and stay compliant with State and Federal business licensing laws.

Did you know?
As long as you observe legal formalities and do not treat your business as an “alter ego,” your liability for actions of the business can be limited to the assets of the business under most common business formations.

Business Collaboration Agreements

Whether you decide to form or have formed a limited liability company, corporation, limited partnership, or other business, chances are you will need a business collaboration agreement to govern how you and your fellow members, shareholders, or partners will conduct business. These documents, including Shareholder Agreements, Membership Agreements, and Partnership Agreements are essential to protect your rights, ensure clarity and transparency in operations, and keep you out of court.

Rocky Mountain Legal specializes in designing simple, clear, yet comprehensive agreements that will not break the bank. If you do not have a business collaboration agreement with your fellow business owners, you must call today.

Did you know?
Most conflicts that occur upon dissolution of or withdrawal from a business can be avoided by creating and periodically updating your business collaboration agreement.

Contracts and Waivers

No matter what kind of business you run, you will need to ensure that the deals you make with both vendors and customers are clear and represent the best value for your business. Rocky Mountain Legal can make sure you are covered by providing custom:

  • Master Services Agreements
  • Statements of Work
  • Purchase Orders
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Subcontractor Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Personal Injury Waivers
  • Waivers of Warranties
  • Legal Disclaimers

Having clear agreements will help you stay out of court with your vendors and customers.

Did you know?
In Colorado, disclaimers of liability for injury caused by recklessness or gross negligence generally are not enforceable.


Many industries require compliance with at the local, state and federal level. Let Rocky Mountain Legal take a load off of your shoulders by ensuring that you have nothing to worry about with regulatory agencies. Rocky Mountain Legal can help you navigate complex rules and regulations promulgated by the:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • State and Local Marijuana Regulators
  • Zoning and Other Local Ordinances

Insurance Review

Insurance plans are filled with legalese and “gotcha” clauses, and your broker may not have your best interests solely in mind. Don’t get stuck with an uncovered disaster after paying all those premiums, ensure that your business is getting what you paid for with a comprehensive insurance review from Rocky Mountain Legal.

Did you know?
75 percent of businesses in the United States are underinsured by 40 percent or more, according to Marshall & Swift/Boeckh.

Intellectual Property

Whether you simply need to protect your brand, license another firm’s intellectual property, or ensure that your innovations are protected, Rocky Mountain Legal has you covered. Rocky Mountain Legal and its pre-qualified consultants can help you procure and defend:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Confidentiality Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements

Did you know?
Obtaining a trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will not necessarily prevent another business from acquiring the right to use your mark if you do not actively defend it.

Real Estate

When it comes to finding a home for your business, no detail is unimportant. Renting or purchasing a business location is crucial to success and should not be left to chance. Rocky Mountain Legal can help you ensure you get the best real estate deal possible.

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Due Diligence
  • Letters of Intent
  • Joint Ventures
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Easements

Did you know?
Oral contracts conveying an interest in real property are generally unenforceable.


Perhaps nothing in the small and startup business world is as important or as unpleasant as dealing with taxes. Whether it is your bottom line or your very freedom it pays to get the most out of your filings while remaining compliant. Rocky Mountain Legal specializes in pass-through entity taxation, including LLCs, Partnerships, S-Corp and Sole Proprietors.

Did you know?
The IRS generally treats your equity interest in a pass-through entity as a capital interest after five years, allowing you to benefit from lower capital gains treatment upon sale of your interest.

Employment Law

Your employees are often your most valuable asset. Not only do you need to ensure that you are compliant with relevant employment, tax, health care and benefits laws, you will want to make sure that your contractor and employee handbooks, policies and agreements are clear and enforceable.

Did you know?
In Colorado non-competition and non-solicit agreements in employment agreements are generally unenforceable. In contrast, non-competition and non-solicit agreements in sale-of-business agreements generally are.


Whenever your company is raising money, the devil is in the details. You have invested time, capital, blood, sweat and tears into your business. Make sure you are getting the best deal possible from your investors.

Did you know?
Convertible debt is an innovative non-traditional way to raise seed-stage capital for startups. It offers future equity investors the security of debt while delaying a valuation for the company.