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I have served as legal and general counsel for business, professional and non-profit enterprises engaged in biotechnology, charitable organizations (art, education and human services), financing, health care, real estate, software and other industries, services and technologies. I enjoy the excitement of working with start-ups and entrepreneurs.


As legal and general counsel to closely and more widely held businesses and professional practices, I advise my clients in the areas of corporate governance, entity formation, employment matters, financing, IP licensing, marketing/distribution, mergers and acquisitions, protection of trade secrets and intellectual property, purchase and acquisition matters, real estate transactions, risk management, shareholder/ownership disputes, and the  myriad legal issues and challenges that business enterprises face on a daily basis.


I assist clients in resolving commercial, organizational and personal disputes through negotiation, mediation and, when necessary, litigation. I am a trained, neutral mediator and as both an advocate and mediator have successfully resolved many complex disputes without litigation.


I approach my clients first as a business or businessperson with many interests and concerns apart from the legal issues on which my counsel and advice are sought. I work to develop an understanding and appreciation of my client’s broader business concerns and interests so that my legal counsel and services make business sense and fit my client’s overall business positioning and strategy.  I am viewed by my clients as a valued advisor to their ongoing business interests and concerns.


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Contact info

3200 Cherry Creek Dr S #380
Denver, CO, 80209

Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    34 years
  2. Health Care: 20%
    34 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    34 years
  4. Internet: 15%
    21 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Woodson Randolph Barnhart

    I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a former law partner of mine. I have known him since he began practicing law. I have always been impressed with his level-headed approach to problems. He has a keen mind and ability to find sensible solutions to difficult issues. Since Howard and I joined new firms, I have referred several friends and family members to him. I have received very high praise for his work from those I have referred to him.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Volunteer of the YearColorado Coalition for the Homeless1994
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional LawThe Lawyer Co-Operative Publishing Company1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-ShareholderAntonio Bates Bernard Professional Corporation1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar Association, Legal Fee Arbitration CommitteeMember-Hearing Officer2003 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Colorado - BoulderSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest LecturerLegal Considerations in Dental Emergencies2010