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Operations

This month of September, we will be addressing various issues related to operational issues for businesses.  This post will give an overview of the primary sources of risk an average business is subject to as it relates to third parties. Taking a page from one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, there are too equal […]

  At Hackstaff & Snow, community involvement and charity endeavors are crucial to our mission. We not only want to serve each of our clients in the best ways possible, but we also strive to serve those outside our client base whenever we can. We are excited to announce that our next charity event involvement […]

Contracts perform at least two functions: Notice and Communication:  Contracts are a form of communication in which the parties state their intentions and expectations while also providing each other with notice regarding what they care about and how they are wiling to work together. Accountability:  Contracts not only provide the parties with information, they also […]

With so many unknowns in the Colorado business environment, many investors are looking for assurance that company culture is prioritized and can withstand change in 2021. The challenge of board building is enormous, and most companies are unsure of where to start.   A board is only as good as its members, and high-quality members are surprisingly hard to find. A study conducted by the Harvard Business Review found that 81 percent of survey […]

Our attorneys at Hackstaff & Snow LLC know that Colorado corporate governance sets an organization‘s tone. It identifies the use of power and decision–making in the company. For decades, corporate governance has focused on its shareholders, regulation of its directors and executive team, accounting, tracking operational activities, and other duties.   In 2010, the International Finance Corporation (“IFC“) described corporate governance as the framework and methods used to direct and control […]

In a recent Colorado case involving a debt collection agency that stored customer service information in a password protected web database, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the enforcement of claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a nonsolicitation agreement against a independent sales agent who left to work for a competitor.  The […]

Most often the value of legal services is expressed in terms of avoiding risks and loss, which is very true. This line of reasoning focuses on how a small business is able to keep the revenues it generates, keep its assets, protect its assets and resources, and similar issues. Beyond avoiding risks or losses, it […]

Work From Home-Image of Home Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Americans conduct nearly every aspect of their lives, including where they work. Almost twice as many employees are working from their homes as at the workplace. According to Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, the U.S. has morphed into a work-from-home economy. Bloom recently conducted several national surveys, which revealed that […]

One of the functions that an attorney can provide, and that The Griess Law Firm, LLC offers to clients, is the IP Audit.  Many of the fundamental assets held and used by businesses are intellectual property assets.  However, many times, businesses have not taken the actions they are able to take to fully protect or […]

Two guys that I really like and respect are Chuck Blakeman of the Crankset Group and David Sandusky of Your Brand Plan.  Each recently posted an article that I found very insightful.  Chuck wrote You Don’t Own Your Brand Anymore and David wrote Rules and Policies Kill Your Culture, Your Brand.  However, I have to […]