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Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers appear on this list. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. RWO has […]

When Do Unilateral Attorney’s Fees Provisions Become Mutual?

By Nicholas F. Labor and Harold R. Bruno III As seen in ABA’s Forum on Franchising publication – The Franchise Lawyer, Spring 2022 edition The recovery of attorney’s fees is a consideration in almost every litigation. The prospect of not only paying your own legal fees but also the other party’s fees can deter meritorious […]

19 Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch Lists

We are pleased to announce that 16 RWO lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 3 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.  In addition to our Best Lawyers, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C.  attorney Stephen L. Waters was recognized […]

Arkell Appointed to Colorado Venture Capital Authority Board

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. (RWO) shareholder, Betty Arkell, was appointed by Governor Polis to Colorado’s 8-person Venture Capital Authority Board (VCA). The VCA supports access to venture capital for Colorado’s entrepreneurs and startup businesses. The VCA was originally established by Colorado legislature as a funding program in 2004 to fill a gap in private capital […]

New Restrictions on Noncompetition Agreements Under Colorado Law; and Including Confidentiality Agreements

By Dan Block Changes in Colorado law effective August 10, 2022, based on a bill that passed the legislature and that has been signed by the Governor (the “Restrictive Employment Agreements Bill”), will significantly restrict the enforceability and legality of noncompetition restrictions under Colorado law; and will make certain confidentiality restrictions unenforceable and illegal. New […]

RWO Recognized for Real Estate and Corporate/M+A Excellence in Chambers USA 2022

We are pleased to announce Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio has again been ranked for its Real Estate department in the prestigious Chambers USA 2022 guide. In addition to the firm recognition, the following RWO attorneys have also been listed in this year’s guide. John O’Dorisio, Jr. Band 3 – Real Estate – Colorado As head […]

Fourteen RWO Attorneys Named 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that fourteen attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list. Robinson […]

Healthy Families and Workplaces Act

October 14, 2020 MANDATORY COLORADO EMPLOYER PAID EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY MEMBER LEAVE BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2021 By Dan Block Beginning January 1, 2021, Colorado employers with 16 or more employees, and beginning January 1, 2022 all Colorado employers, will be required to provide paid leave to their employees and the “family members” of those employees […]

Employers and Employees Be Aware: Major Changes In Colorado Minimum Wage and Overtime Regulations

By Dan Block and Juli Lapin The Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (the “Division”) has adopted new regulations that make major changes to the minimum wage and overtime law in Colorado—which will have a significant impact on many employers and employees.   The Division adopted the new Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order […]

Biesterfeld Helps Boulder Community Foundation Acquire Headquarters Building

The Community Foundation Boulder County recently purchased the Spruce Street building where its offices reside relying upon pro bono expertise from Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio shareholder Bryan Biesterfeld. The foundation’s transition to property owner and landlord with a fully-leased property went off “without a hitch” thanks to Biersterfeld’s efforts in conjunction with other volunteers in […]

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