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Tommy provides legal advisory and consulting services for corporate clients and investors. Services include formation, strategic tax planning, fundraising & investment, contract preparation & review, employee matters, deal advisory and negotiation, due diligence consulting, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, company sales, and more.


Tommy has a diverse background, with extensive experience serving as general counsel to companies in the finance, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, technology, executive search, entertainment, and startup industries. Tommy has personally launched and sold numerous companies in various sectors, and knows first-hand what it takes to run and lead a company. This experience allows Tommy to advise his clients with a practical business-oriented approach which is best suited to accomplishing his client's goals.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Contracts: 30%
    5 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    5 years, 100 cases
  3. Venture Capital: 20%
    5 years, 25 cases
  4. M & A: 20%
    5 years, 30 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.

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Contact info

1035 Pearl Street
Suite 400
Boulder, CO, 80302

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive201208/22/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Featured Article: Pixel Space5280 Magazine2014
Clients Choice AwardAvvo2014
"Excellent" Attorney RatingAvvo2014
25 Most Influential Young Professionals in ColoradoColoradoBiz Magazine2014
Recognition for Flood Recovery EffortsColorado Senate2014
Memorial Prize for Excellence in the field of Federal TaxationPittsburgh Tax Club2012
Legal Excellence ScholarshipUniversity of Pittsburgh2009
Deans Merit Award & ScholarshipSUNY Stony Brook2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWest Venture Law2012 - Present
Legal ConsultantSpecial Counsel2012 - 2012
AssociateChristopher Modelewski, P.C.2011 - 2011
AssociateFried Law Offices2010 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court Western District Of Pennsylvania2010 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkNew Jersey Superior Court2010 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boulder Flood ReliefOrganizer / General Counsel2013 - Present
Boulder Startup WeekOrganizer / General Counsel2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Boulder County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Boulder County Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Front Tea & Art Shop LLC v. City of LafayetteOut of court settlement.
Ayers v. AyersFavorable Settlement benefiting our Client
Statutory Amendment - C.R.S. 13-12-113.7 - Concerning Civil Immunity for Volunteers Assisting at an EmergencyBill became Law (SB14-138)
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado State SenateSenate Bill 14-1382014
5280 MagazinePixel Space: Hot New Startup in Boulder2014
West Venture LawFreelancers and Personal Liability: The Benefit (and ease) of Incorporating2014
West Venture LawBenefit Corporations: A Primer2014
West Venture LawIRS Basics: Churches2014
West Venture Law5 Questions Every Business Should Ask . . .2014
West Venture LawNon-Profit Board Directorship: Legal Risks and Roles2013
West Venture LawBusiness Plans: A Primer2013
Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health LawThe Evolution of NEPA in the Fight Against Climate Change2011
Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health LawUniversal Healthcare and Access for Undocumented Immigrants2011
Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health LawThe Octo Mom Meets Constitutional Law: Testing the Constitutionality of Restricting Fertility Treatments2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
State University of New York, Stony BrookAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CO Senate State Affairs CommitteeWitness Presentation - Concerning Civil Immunity for Volunteers Assisting at an Emergency2014
BIBAB-Corps: A Primer2014
Wild Bear Nature Ecology Center General AssemblyLegal Risks and Roles of Non-Profit Board Directorship2013
Boulder Startup WeekWelcome to Boulder2013
Boulder Flood Disaster Relief Ad Hoc ConferenceNon-Profit Corporate Governance2013