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legal services for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses


Building Business Potential

Building Business Potential

legal services for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses

Assisting Startups and Established Businesses

Whether you have a new startup or an established business, we are here to help you realize your goals and provide you with effective legal solutions.

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Serving Creative & Social Entrepreneurs is Our Mission

As a purpose-driven LLC, we understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs & others using business as a force for good. We are passionate about helping all entrepreneurs, and offer discounted rates to public benefit businesses.

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Pote Law Firm assists modern entrepreneurs and business owners of all types throughout Colorado. We offer flat- or fixed-fee services and provide effective and efficient solutions that stay within our clients' budgets.

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Nov 30, 2021

LLC Equity Compensation (and Incentive Plans)

 By a fairly wide margin, LLCs are now the most common type of entity for both emerging and established businesses. The dominance of LLCs is a testament to their ownership, management and tax flexibility, as well as the fact that all 50 states now have well-developed LLC statutes. Whether a particular LLC is still a startup or is further along, its owners and operators may want to provide equity compensation to key employees and other service providers (like consultants and advisors). Equity compensation provides the following benefits to the company: 1.It helps to align the interests of key…



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Aug. 31, 2021

Colorado Employment Law - Vacation Pay Policies After Nieto

 On June 14th, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an opinion in Nieto v Clark’s Market Inc. Employers would be wise to consider this opinion when developing or revisiting their vacation and similar policies.In Nieto, the Court held that an employer’s policy (as set forth in its employee handbook) that required the forfeiture of earned and determinable vacation pay upon termination of employment was void under the Colorado Wage Claim Act ("CWCA"). This decision has potentially far-reaching implications for Colorado employment law. Following the decision in Nieto, it is no longer unsettled…



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Mar. 29, 2021

Public Benefit Cooperatives and Limited Cooperative Associations in Colorado

 For a few more days, it’s still B Corp month! We’re pleased to have any opportunity to celebrate B Corps and businesses operating as a force for good! In previous entries, I’ve discussed Public Benefit Corporations and Public Benefit LLCs. This time, I’d like to discuss another type of PBC, the Public Benefit Cooperative. In discussion with clients, it seems that many are unaware that Colorado’s Public Benefit Corporations Act (PBCA) is not just for conventional for-profit corporations. Certainly any such corporation can be organized as a…



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