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Thomas William Codevilla

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Denver, CO

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Thomas Codevilla is Partner at SK&S Law Group where he focuses on Data Privacy, Security, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Intellectual Property.

Thomas’s clients range from startups to large enterprises. He specializes in working with businesses to build risk-based data privacy and security systems from the ground up. He has deep experience in GDPR, COPPA, FERPA, CALOPPA, and other state privacy laws. He holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E designations from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Alongside his privacy practice he brings a decade of public and private transactional experience, including formations, financings, M&A, corporate governance, securities, intellectual property licensing, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, international distribution, China contracts, and software-as-a-service agreements.

Thomas began his legal career at a large law firm and refined his client servicing skills in-house as head lawyer at a venture-backed robotics startup. Along the way he obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, enabling him to understand all aspects of a business, not just its immediate legal issues. His range of experience enables him to provide high-quality legal work while communicating with clients on their terms.

Thomas has published several articles on privacy and legal services in Colorado legal publications and law reviews, provided free legal advice at women’s shelters and legal clinics, and mentored many law students. He is a member of the Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel Emerging Leaders Group and a former member of the Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court. He also works closely with the charity First Descents planning and participating in fundraisers for young adults living with cancer.

During law school at the University of Colorado, Thomas worked in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, the Deming Center Venture Fund, the Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, and the chambers of a federal bankruptcy judge. Personally, he enjoys alpine climbing, skiing, his rose garden, and attempting to keep up with his nine nephews and nieces.

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Licensed for 9 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/13/2023
State ID
Status Former Member - Resigned
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/19/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Thomas

SK&S Law Group
1616 17th St. Suite 570
Denver, CO, 80202-3921

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Posted by Marlon | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great legal partner for us
Mr. Codevilla has helped me on multiple occasions with creating business and financial contracts. He has also advised us on UGC (user-generated content) privacy and best practices. Communication and turnaround was very quick, rates were in line with market, and quality was perfect. I will be working with Mr. Codevilla in the future and recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Keith | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GDPR/CCPA
Thomas assisted us in preparing our GDPR/CCPA compliance. He was extremely thorough in his work. He hit the agreed upon deadlines and handled our project with the utmost professionalism. We would recommend Thomas and look forward to partnering with him on future projects as required.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • SK&S Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Sphero, Inc.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Holland & Hart
  • 2013 - 2016

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • GDPR Compliance for Sphero, Inc.
  • GDPR Compliance

Associations

  • Toy Association Marketing to Children Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (Colorado chapter)
  • Emerging Leaders Group
  • 2016 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Contributor
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • 2018

Publications

  • Colorado Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law
  • The Creation of Value: The Value Circle and Evolving Market Structures (with Jonathan Sallet)
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Boulder Startup Week
  • GDPR Compliance
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse Thomas
Business Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Privacy Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In addition to his strong commercial transaction background, Tom has quietly become one of the area's foremost experts in the burgeoning area of data privacy."
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Denver Contracts and agreements Lawyer Thomas William Codevilla
Thomas William Codevilla
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 9 years