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SEVEN ROBINSON WATERS & O’DORISIO, P.C. ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 BEST LAWYERS® LIST We are pleased to announce seven lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The following attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America list: […]

Construction defect claims may be barred at different times for different contractors

A recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision has changed, in part, the law relating to the cut-off date for filing claims against construction professionals.  For several decades Colorado law has imposed a “statute of repose” or a cut-off date after which no defect claims may be asserted against construction professionals (architects, engineers, contractors, etc.).  Generally […]

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 4 practice areas. We are pleased to announce the following rankings: National Tier 2 Franchise Law Metropolitan Tier 1– Colorado Franchise Law Real Estate Law Metropolitan Tier 2 – […]

Thirteen RWO attorneys named 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The attorneys named to the list of 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers are: Tracy L. Ashmore in business litigation Bryan D. Biesterfeld in business/corporate Harold R. Bruno III in franchise/dealership Douglas R. Ferguson in franchise/dealership Anthony L. Leffert in business litigation Brian G. McConaty in personal injury medical malpractice defense Peter T. Moore in business/corporate John […]


A U.S. District Judge in Texas has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily preventing the effectiveness of the new final rule of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”).  The new rule would set a much higher minimum salary requirement under federal law for an employee to qualify as […]

New Colorado Laws Expand Rights of Employees and Job Applicants Affected by Pregnancy or Recent Childbirth, Allow Employees to Inspect Personnel Files, and Eliminate an Employment Eligibility Requirement

Among other bills impacting business and other organizations in Colorado, two bills imposing new requirements on employers and one bill eliminating a burden passed through the Colorado legislature this past session, as follows: Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Conditions Beginning on August 10, 2016, employers in Colorado will be required to provide “reasonable accommodations” to applicants for […]

Two Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. attorneys named to the 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers list

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio is pleased to announce that attorneys Joel Laufer and Brian G. McConaty have been recognized in 5280 Magazine’s 2019 Top Lawyers in Denver. Joel was honored in the specialty of Bankruptcy and Brian in the specialty of Medical Malpractice: Defense. This is both Joel and Brian’s fifth consecutive year receiving this […]

Supreme Court Delivers Long-Awaited Decision in Bilski Case “Business Method” Patents Are Still Viable, And It’s Business As Usual For Patent Licensors And Licensees…For Now

Introduction On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited decision in the case of Bilski, et al. v. Kappos (“Bilski”). Although the decision is the first Supreme Court pronouncement in almost 30 years on the question of what constitutes patentable subject matter, little was changed as a result of the decision. […]

SEC Approves Sixth (and Final) Extension for Non-Accelerated Filers to Include Auditor’s Attestations in Annual Reports

SEC Urges all Non-Accelerated Filers to “Work With Their Auditors to Comply” With Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements On October 2, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a six-month extension for “non-accelerated filers” to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley requirement that they include an attestation and report by their auditors as to the filers’ assessment of the […]

The ADA Amendments: Are All Employees Now Disabled?

By: Daniel Block Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) became effective in 2009, and the amendments made major changes to the ADA that employers with 15 or more employees should be familiar with. The most significant changes to the ADA greatly broaden the scope of job applicants and employees who […]

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