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Put simply, no other business law firm in Colorado provides the quality of legal work we do at our rates.

 

We’re Duke-educated attorneys with nearly 30 years of combined experience. We’ve sat across the table from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. We’ve briefed the U.S. Supreme Court. We’ve helped a company raise $10 million in capital from one of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. We’ve worked on matters that were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. We offer top-end expertise with down-to-earth prices to startups and small-to-mid-sized businesses. If that sounds like what your business needs, we invite you to learn more to see if McCarthy Garber Law is the right fit for you. 

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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.

How (and How Not) to Pay with Equity

More and more, I’m hearing frustration from post-revenue or post-capital raise corporations that want to pay new hires in common stock. It seems like an obvious win-win: a new hire, with faith in the company’s success, gets paid in common stock for a future pay day,...

No, You Don’t Need a Holding Company for Your Startup

One question I seem to be hearing more often from prospective clients lately: “How do I set up a holding company for my startup?” The answer is you don’t. Or, perhaps more precisely, you shouldn’t. A holding company is a company that owns other companies. The classic...

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...

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