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What We Are

Legal Services for Savvy Entrepreneurs in Colorado

McCarthy Garber Law helps startups and entrepreneurs who need legal or business guidance in forming, financing, and managing their company to become a success.

We guarantee quality, responsive service tailored to your needs.

Whether you’re launching the next Facebook or just looking to strike out on your own, we can help you get there.

What We Are Not

Colorado Business Lawyers, Without the BS

We believe what’s most interesting about a business is not what’s identical to every other business. It’s the things that one business does that others don’t.

If you want to know what’s essential and different about a business – you need to know the controversial positions they’re willing to take.

With that in mind, here are a few things about our firm:

Practical Thinking. Clear Answers. Better Lawyers.

5 Ways to Beat a Non-Compete in Colorado

Once rare, non-compete agreements are now everywhere. For the companies that use them, they’re a great way to ensure employee loyalty and to protect against theft of trade secrets. For the employees who are subject to them, they can be a horrible restriction on the...

How to Know if You’ve Found the Right Lawyer

How do you know if you’ve found the right lawyer? It should be obvious. As in, you should know within the first few minutes of talking to them. If, after a 15-minute conversation with a prospective lawyer, you don’t immediately see the potential benefits from that...

The Single Worst Reason for Choosing a Startup Lawyer

If you were getting a divorce, would you ask your soon-to-be-ex-spouse for a divorce lawyer referral? No, you wouldn’t, because that would be so obviously stupid that no rational person would ever consider such an idea. Your soon-to-be-ex-spouse would be the last...

Why Most Lawyers Are Terrible At Assessing Risk

One of my biggest pet peeves with lawyers is when I hear the expression, "there's a risk here." In life, there's always a risk. There's a risk to waking up in the morning and getting out of bed. There's a risk to walking your dog on the street. There's a risk to NOT...

Limits on Limited Liability: When You Become Liable For Your Business’s Debts

Many people form LLCs or corporations to protect their personal assets. You don’t want to lose your car, your house, or your personal savings because a business venture didn’t work out. Forming an LLC or corporation gives you access to limited liability. But LLCs and...

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A Personal Story About Giving

I grew up in good living conditions, in suburban Denver. But my parents grew up in poor conditions in rural Ireland. And my grandparents grew up in very, very poor conditions in rural Ireland. My great-grandfather was beaten to death by the British army during the...

Summary of Colorado Blue Sky Laws (Updated)

I’ve found that while entrepreneurs have an excellent sense of the law when it comes to term sheets and venture deals, they have a much more limited understanding of securities laws. What’s worse, many lawyers I’ve talked to aren’t aware of the details of Colorado’s...

How Your Investors Affect (the Cost and Risks of) Your Capital Raise

The type of investors you have drastically changes what you need to do to raise capital, the risks your company will incur, and how much it all costs. Understanding the difference will save you money and a lot of wasted energy. This effect is so drastic that—depending...