also known as Sparkman + Foote LLP
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 (www.healthteamworks.org), 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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Av Rating (Highest Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)||Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 1999-Present||2014|
|General Counsel (1998-current); CFO (1998-2005)||Sound Surgical Technologies LLC||1998 - 2010|
|N/A||Douglas D. Foote, Attorney at Law||1996 - 2009|
|President and COO; General Counsel||Scaltech Inc.||1992 - 1996|
|CEO; General Counsel||Pincock Allen & Holt, Inc.||1990 - 1993|
|Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary||Bond International Gold, Inc.||1987 - 1989|
|Division Vice President & General Counsel||AMAX Inc.||1975 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Health TeamWorks non-profit organization||Director, Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee||2008 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee||Chair, 1998-99||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Denver Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Chair, Joint Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice||N/A|
|American Society for Pharmacy Law||N/A||N/A|
|American Arbitration Association||Member, National Panel, Commercial Arbitration||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation||N/A|
|Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|Harvard Business School Club of Colorado||N/A||N/A|
|Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Annual Proceedings||Obligations and Consequences of Ore Reserve Disclosures - Your Client and the SEC||N/A|
|King's College University of London Faculty of Law||International Law||LL.M.||N/A|
|University of Colorado School of Law||N/A||J.D.||N/A|
|University of Denver||Finance||B.S.B.A. summa cum laude||N/A|
|Harvard Business School||N/A||Advanced Management Program||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Doug Foote to Present “Preventing Legal Malpractice: Transactional Practice”||2014|
|Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute||Obligations and Consequences of Ore Reserve Disclosures - Your Client and the SEC||N/A|