— Areas We Cover —

  • RICO Litigation

    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) contains both civil and criminal provisions. Civil RICO creates a cause of action which has been described by the American Bar Association as the “ultimate remedy in business and commercial litigation.” This ultimate remedy includes treble damages (three times the actual loss) plus cost of suit including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

  • COCCA Litigation

    COCCA is the State of Colorado’s version of the RICO Act.

  • Fraud

    Fraud is a broad term that refers to a variety of offenses involving dishonesty or “fraudulent acts.” In essence, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain. Fraud offenses always include some sort of false statement, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct.

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty

    A fiduciary duty is a heightened standard of care owed by one person to another arising out of a relationship of trust and confidence. A fiduciary duty may arise in a number of business relationships, such as between members of a partnership, and imposes a duty on a party to act with utmost care toward another. A breach of fiduciary duty, as well as aiding and abetting the breach of a fiduciary duty, may give rise to a cause of action.

  • Colorado Consumer Protection Act

    The Colorado Consumer Protection Act identifies certain business practices that are considered deceptive, outlining civil and criminal penalties for violations and related trade regulations. The statute, which adopts the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, addresses general consumer protection provisions and also provides details about specific practices and specific industries.

  • Shareholder Derivative Suits

    A shareholder derivative suit is a lawsuit brought by a shareholder on behalf of a corporation against a third party. Often, the third party is an insider of the corporation, such as an executive officer or director, for actions that have damaged the value of the corporation.