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Ms. Aguilar established The AR Group after more than 17 years of providing legal, human resource, and compliance counsel to Fortune 500 companies including GE, Time Warner Telecom, and US WEST. She also served as the VP of HR and General Counsel to a 2000+ union/non union employee construction firm with operations in four states and managed HR and Legal for two high tech start-up enterprises experiencing rapid growth.
As a result of these experiences, Victoria recognized the need for sophisticated and strategic legal counsel, HR support, and compliance management. This recognition was in part borne out of her professional experience and in part borne out her recognition of increased regulation and penalty enforcement by government agencies in conjunction with employee and contract management. In considering the need for these services, Ms. Aguilar evaluated the degree to which these needs were being served by the existing legal or HR consulting marketplace. She immediately saw that they were not: Law firms were too costly and seemingly unapproachable with their $300, $400, and $500 an hour fees and most HR Consulting firms were unable to bring the legal and/or compliance expertise to the table with their service offerings. The AR Group was founded to ensure that businesses would have available sophisticated yet practical and comprehensive legal, HR, and compliance management services by a collaborative and cost effective provider.
Victoria holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston College (Summa Cum Laude), where she was also awarded the distinction of “Scholar of the College.” After BC, Ms. Aguilar attended The University of Michigan Law School where she graduated in 1992. Ms. Aguilar is licensed in Colorado and Minnesota, is certified as a Senior Professional Human Resource Executive (“SPHR”), and is a member of the American Bar Association and The Society of Human Resource Managers.
Representative Clients: United States Postal Service; Denver Water; WealthTouch, Inc.; ZeaChem, Inc.; The Hispanic Chamber of Metro Denver; LegalZoom, Inc.; Rocke Orthodontics; IMA; InTandem, LLC; and The Girls’ Athletic School of Denver.
Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|MN||Authorized to practice||1993||11/26/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Women Lawyers 2013||Colorado Law Week||2013|
|Business Woman of the Year||Hispanic Chamber of Metro Denver||2012|
|Emerging Leader (e200)||U S Small Business Administration||2012|
|Triumphant Woman||Excelsior Youth Center||2008|
|Managing Partner||The AR Group||2007 - Present|
|Compliance Officer||GE Access||2006 - 2007|
|Corporate Counsel||Republic Financial||2004 - 2006|
|Corporate Counsel||Time Warner Telecom||2001 - 2004|
|General Counsel||NexGen Telecom||1999 - 2001|
|Vice President, Compliance||U S WEST Communications||1994 - 1999|
|Associate||McGrann Shea||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Excelsior Youth Center||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Society of Human Resource Managers||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Diversity Council||Board of Directors||2012 - 2013|
|Audience of One Youth Theatre||Board of Directors||2011 - 2012|
|Hispanic Chamber of Metro Denver||Board of Directors||2010 - 2013|
|I.M., a minor child v. DOING HIS TIME PRISON MINISTRY, INC., 72 Hour Fund and as Barn-A-Bus; James Vogelzang, individually||Case settled favorably following submission of my expert testimony|
|Marie Schwarz v BRC Real Estate, et. al.||Favorable settlement shortly after submission of expert testimony|
|Romain Ochoa v Holcim U.S.||Favorable settlement shortly after submission of expert testimony|
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|National Hispana Leadership Institute||Leading Effectively Through Change||2012|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Warner Pacific||The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business||2013|
|2nd Annual Thrive Small Business Event||Human Resources in a New World||2013|
|Roper Insurance Client Seminars||FLSA Compliance Management||2012|
|NHLI Professional Development Series||Drafting a Career Business Plan||2011|
|Alpine Buick Employer Training||EEO Compliance Strategies||2011|