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Sparkman Foote Minor LLP is a small firm of highly experienced business lawyers focused on achieving clients' objectives with creative and practical solutions. We focus our practice on entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses and their owners and managers in all aspects of business organization, domestic and international business transactions, contracts, debt and equity financing, human resources law, tax planning, real estate, corporate governance, intellectual property management, trademarks, and general business law.


I have served as CEO, COO and CFO of companies in the medical device, environmental, and engineering and consulting fields. My representation and advice reflect an experience-based understanding of the effects of legal issues in real-world business situations and practical advice to meet those situations.


In addition to advising businesses, I also counsel lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal departments on matters of legal ethics and professional responsibility.


A reformed suburbanite, I live very near downtown Denver where I can walk or bike to work.  Before returning to Colorado, I lived in Connecticut and worked there and in New York City, and lived and worked in Australia and Hong Kong.  My wife and I enjoy the privilege of living in Colorado and take advantage of the wonderful skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and sailing [yes, sailing - Lake Dillon, at 9,000+ feet, is on the published list of 50 places in the world to sail before you die!] in the beautiful Colorado mountains.


My great pleasures in life come from my family, helping my clients understand legal matters in plain English and achieve practical solutions, assisting other lawyers to practice law ethically, and helping direct the non-profit HealthTeamWorks (, focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare, both in Colorado and nationally. I also teach Pharmacy Law atf the Regis University School of Pharmacy.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    43 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    43 years
  3. LLC: 20%
    43 years
  4. Corporate: 10%
    43 years
  5. M & A: 10%
    43 years



Hourly ($350-380/hour)

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Contact info

Sparkman + Foote LLP

1616 17th Street
Ste. 564
Denver, CO, 80202-1278


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Av Rating (Highest Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 1999-Present2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General Counsel (1998-current); CFO (1998-2005)Sound Surgical Technologies LLC1998 - 2010
N/ADouglas D. Foote, Attorney at Law1996 - 2009
President and COO; General CounselScaltech Inc.1992 - 1996
CEO; General CounselPincock Allen & Holt, Inc.1990 - 1993
Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryBond International Gold, Inc.1987 - 1989
Division Vice President & General CounselAMAX Inc.1975 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Health TeamWorks non-profit organizationDirector, Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee2008 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeChair, 1998-991987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Denver Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationChair, Joint Task Force on Multidisciplinary PracticeN/A
American Society for Pharmacy LawN/AN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMember, National Panel, Commercial ArbitrationN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationFellow, Colorado Bar FoundationN/A
Colorado Association of Corporate CounselN/AN/A
Harvard Business School Club of ColoradoN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Annual ProceedingsObligations and Consequences of Ore Reserve Disclosures - Your Client and the SECN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
King's College London, Dickson Poon School of LawInternational LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
University of Colorado School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of DenverFinanceB.S.B.A. summa cum laudeN/A
Harvard Business SchoolN/AAdvanced Management ProgramN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Bar AssociationDoug Foote to Present “Preventing Legal Malpractice: Transactional Practice”2014
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law InstituteObligations and Consequences of Ore Reserve Disclosures - Your Client and the SECN/A