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Thomas J. West

Business Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Tommy West

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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Entrepreneurial Attorney For Business, Venture Law, and M&A

Tommy West is an entrepreneur first, lawyer second. After all, he’s launched more than a dozen businesses and sold four of them. Tommy’s practical experience comes in handy in his legal career, as he brings both depth and breadth of business expertise to every matter. He loves helping others, and has served as a mentor at several different startup accelerators.

Tommy’s entrepreneurial spirit serves his clients well. When he sets his sights on a goal, he puts his head down and makes it happen – no matter what. Tommy is also great at seeing the big picture and effectively communicating his vision to others. When he’s not working, Tommy enjoys spending time outdoors. On any given weekend, you can find him mountain biking, skiing, or sailing.

Education & Community Involvement

Tommy graduated top of his class in the field of Federal Taxation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, having won the coveted Award of Excellence in the Field of Federal Taxation. While at the University of Pittsburgh, he specialized in business and taxation. Tommy also served as an editor of the PJEPHL law journal.

After graduation, Tommy set out to serve his community as an attorney and entrepreneur. In 2014, he was named Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals by Colorado Biz Magazine, authored Senate Bill 14-138, which was later codified as CRS , and received a US Senate Letter of Commendation from US Senator Michael Bennet for his legal work serving the greater Boulder-area community.

Tommy has won numerous client accolades, including the Avvo Client’s Choice award, and was even named 40 under 40 by the National Association of Certified Valuators (NACVA) in 2020. Throughout his career, Tommy has been featured for his work in a variety of publications, including 5280, Daily Camera, Forbes, and more.

Location

Aegis Law Boulder
1601 29th St. Suite 1292
Suite 1222
Boulder, CO, 80301
Aegis Law Denver
6870 W. 52nd Avenue
Suite 203
Arvada, CO, 80002
Aegis Law Chicago
135 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 2130
Chicago, IL, 60603
Aegis Law Tampa
1550 W. Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL, 33606
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Reviews

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Posted by Thomas | September 15, 2014
Dedicated and Trustworthy
Mr. West provided advice and counsel for our organization after the floods in September 2013. His assistance was invaluable. Before our first meeting, we had no idea how badly we needed his help. He was able to guide us in registering and organizing our non-profit while ensuring we took steps to reduce risk to our core members. He was thorough and supportive, even in situations when we chose actions that were contrary to his recommendations.
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Response from Thomas West February 1, 2017
Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by Gerrit | March 19, 2014
SEC and business case
I received a subpoena from the SEC and would never be able to go through this process without Thomas. He fought for me and the case was dismissed, even not be guilty can bring you in serious trouble and stress but thanks to Thomas everything went very smoothly.
Response from Thomas West February 1, 2017
It's always a pleasure working with you Gerrit.
Posted by Matt | February 22, 2014
Highly recommend!
Tommy is incredibly knowledgable, and very responsive. He'll go out of his way to get you what you need. He's passionate in what he does, and it shows.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
I have consulted with Mr. West on and off for quite some time regarding start-ups, tax implications of different entities and transactions, as well as other matters. Mr. West is an extremely knowledgable attorney. This knowledge, when coupled with his solution-based approach, allows him to come up with numerous valid options for any one legal problem. His ability to break down these complex matters of law into layman's terms is perhaps his most valuable asset.
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Response from Thomas West February 1, 2017
I appreciate the review! Thank you.
Posted by Chris | February 11, 2014
Tommy is a fantastic individual and very competent lawyer
In response to the major flood disaster in Colorado in September of 2013, Tommy helped us establish a grassroots organization dedicated to getting volunteers out in the communities most impacted by the flood. Tommy helped us establish a charitable organization to get our organization off the ground quickly and has frequently been available to consult our board of directors with issues concerning insurance and attaining nonprofit status among various other issues in the months after the disaster. Throughout my relationship with Tommy, he has been an incredibly knowledgeable source of legal counsel for our organization and he regularly goes far beyond our expectations to ensure that we thoroughly understand the legal process. It's clear to me that Tommy's admirable personal values closely align with his values as a lawyer and his vision for how legal consultation ought to be conducted. I would unquestionably recommend Tommy to anyone seeking legal consultation.
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Posted by Tamara | February 9, 2014
Working with Tommy West has been asset to my small business.
I was referred to Tommy through a trusted colleague. I have appreciated working with Tommy from the first meeting. As my business grows, I plan to retain Tommy as a much trusted counsel. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any small business owner who wants to paper up things the right way, the first time.
Posted by Nathan | February 3, 2014
Excellent Attorney. Knowledgable, Responsive and Thorough!
Mr. West was extremely responsive and knowledgeable; his services exceeded my expectations. He originally helped me set my business up, and walked me through the licensing process. I've since used Mr. West for various other matters - I can say from experience that Mr. West's knowledge and expertise extend far beyond business law matters, and I am happy to refer him without reservation.
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Posted by Erica | January 21, 2014
Extremely Knowledgable Business Lawyer
Tommy was extremely knowledgeable and responsive; he was able to explain complex issues related to my business in a way that I could actually understand. We were able to resolve my matter much quicker than I expected, and without litigation. I highly recommend Tommy without reservation for any business related issue.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Venture and M&A Lawyer | Partner
  • Aegis Law
  • 2023 - Present
  • Business Attorney | Managing Partner
  • Blue Valley Law
  • 2020 - 2022
  • M&A Advisor & General Counsel | Partner
  • Sagewood Advisors
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Founder, Managing Director & General Counsel
  • Timber & Bolt
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Founder, Managing Director & General Counsel
  • Enigma Escape Rooms
  • 2014 - 2016
  • General Counsel
  • Boulder Flood Relief
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Consultant
  • Special Counsel
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Business and Startup Attorney | Partner
  • Mason West Law
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Christopher Modelewski, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Fried Law Offices
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court Western District Of Pennsylvania
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sisson v. Timber and Bolt, et. al.
  • Case successfully defended and dismissed.
  • Ayers v. Ayers
  • Favorable Settlement benefiting our Client
  • Statutory Amendment - C.R.S. 13-12-113.7 - Concerning Civil Immunity for Volunteers Assisting at an Emergency
  • Bill became Law (SB14-138)
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Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boulder County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boulder Flood Relief
  • Organizer / General Counsel
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Boulder Startup Week
  • Organizer / General Counsel
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Boulder County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Wild Bear Nature Ecology Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • NACVA 40 Under 40
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • 2020
  • Member
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Superb Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • "Excellent" Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • US Senate Letter of Commendation
  • Senator Michael Bennet
  • 2014
  • Recognition for Flood Recovery Efforts
  • Colorado Senate
  • 2014
  • 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado
  • ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Featured Article: Pixel Space
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2014
  • Memorial Prize for Excellence in the field of Federal Taxation
  • Pittsburgh Tax Club
  • 2012
  • Legal Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2009
  • Deans Merit Award & Scholarship
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
  • Editor
  • 2012
  • Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
  • Editor
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (19)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Thomas West is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Thomas makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Thomas West has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas J. West is a great lawyer with excellent judgment and legal ability. He is an attorney well-respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mr. West for your employment law questions."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. West has amassed an impressive command of business law subjects and, as importantly, he utilizes that knowledge to help his clients accomplish their goals. I am pleased to endorse him."
Business Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney West is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced business and corporate attorneys on AVVO. His hands-on approach is always focused directly on the main issue, helping clients with small businesses achieve their goals in a most effective way. He is considerate, meticulous, diligent and hard-working. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any client who needs legal assistance with transactional or corporate issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed Mr. West's responses to legal questions on Avvo and I am impressed with his legal analysis and advice."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Any clients of West Venture Law are in good hands with Tom West. Attorney West is an entrepreneurial lawyer in the deepest sense of the phrase. His value as a resource goes even beyond his legal expertise because he has so much experience dealing with startups. He knows the legal and practical issues facing new businesses. I strongly recommend Tom West to any business."
Business Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney West is an excellent advocate and very skilled in his practice. His knowledge of business law paired with his personal experience with companies in all stages of development makes him an asset for any entrepreneur or businessperson looking for legal advice and assistance."
Business Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. West and I practice in many of the same fields and thus answer many of the same CO questions for business, contracts, and estate planning on Avvo. He provides extensive, thorough, and incredibly accurate responses to people on Avvo every day. He is extremely conscientious and is a credit to the legal community as well as the Avvo community. I will not hesitate to refer clients in Boulder or North Denver to him for representation if they are closer in proximity to him, as I am sure that they will be in excellent hands."
Business Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy West—no-nonsense, pragmatic, and skilled. He understands how to achieve business objectives within the realities of the law. Tommy impressed me, and I have no doubt he will impress you."
Business Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney West is a "top-notch" legal advocate. His creative strategies and ability to be aggressive when required is surely appreciated by his clients."
Business Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have just reviewed the answer and follow up of Mr. West. I was impressed by his willingness to go the extra mile to provide an understandable explanation appropriate both for an Avvo asker and attorney. This would be a quality that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
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