Herrick K. Lidstone

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Attorney

6400 S Fiddlers Green Circle

Suite 1000

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

United States

http://www.bfwlaw.com

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Adjunct Professor

2255 E. Evans Avenue

Denver, CO 80208

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Piercing the Corporate and LLC Veil

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2014
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 751 (33,801)

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The Anatomy of a Legal Opinion

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 08 May 2013 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2018
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 600 (45,780)

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legal opinion, customary practice, third-party opinion letters, custom and practice

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The Long and Winding Road to Public Benefit Corporations in Colorado

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 May 2013 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 259 (122,496)
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benefit corporations, corporate social responsibility, directors' standard of care, Hobby Lobby

4.

Capital Formation Simplified

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 159 (193,208)

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securities, exemption, crowdfunding, broker-dealer, finders, letter of intent, capital formation

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'Social Responsibility -- Doing Good While Also Making Money and Protecting Owner Interests' -- Introduction and Questions (Without Answers)

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2018
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 152 (200,659)

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social responsibility, profit maximimization, marketing, corporate phlianthropy

6.

Issues in Partner Migration and Law Firm Dissolution

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 121 (240,210)

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attorneys, law firm dissolution, Jewel v. Boxer

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The Department of Justice's Yates Memo - Is It Now a Case of the Corporation versus Its Executives

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Oct 2015
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 112 (254,147)

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Using the Cloud: Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Aren't So Secret

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2014
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 108 (260,672)
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confidentiality, cloud, trade secrets, ABA Formal Opinions, Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys

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Beneficial Ownership Legislation and Geographic Targeting Orders

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 107 (262,391)

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Email Disclaimers – A Worthwhile Endeavor or a Waste of Electronic Ink?

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2015
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 102 (273,040)

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confidentiality disclaimer, emails, attorney-client privilege

11.

Crowdfunding in Colorado Is Not Working - A Solution Proposed

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 100 (274,964)

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Planning the Exit - Start with the End in Mind; Buy-Sell Agreements and the Importance of Forethought

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Apr 2014
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 97 (280,531)

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13.

Joint Venture Interests as Securities

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 93 (288,235)

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joint venture interests, securities, registration, exemption

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Accepting Cryptocurrency As Payment for Legal Fees: Ethical and Practical Considerations

Ethical and Practical Considerations, October 5, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone and Erik Schuessler
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 92 (290,232)

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Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethics, Rules of Professional Conduct

15.

Business Law Litigators Should Know

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 82 (311,798)

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Ethics Rules Lawyers Should Remember

Number of pages: 97 Posted: 29 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 79 (318,704)

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Rules of Professional Conduct, Lawyers, Transactional Lawyers, Model Rules, Rule 8.4(g)

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Crowdfunding in Colorado – State Rules versus the Federal Rules

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2017
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 77 (323,483)

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18.

LLCs — Top Ten (or So) Mistakes, and Why They Are Important

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone and Amy Fliam
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 75 (328,512)

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LLC, Limited Liability Company, Formation, Operating Agreement, Mistakes

19.

Crowdfunding in Colorado Is Now Available

44 The Colorado Lawyer (CBA) No. 11 at 49 (Nov. 2015)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 73 (333,569)
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Pick Your Partner versus the United States Bankruptcy Code

Texas Journal of Business Law vol. 46:2 at p. 23 (2015)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone and Allen Sparkman
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Sparkman + Foote LLP
Downloads 69 (343,980)

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The SEC Says That Crypto Tokens are Not Securities (Finally)!

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 67 (349,514)

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Let's Keep All of the Lawsuits in One Place; Choice of Forum Provisions in a Corporation's Bylaws

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2014
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 64 (357,904)

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choice of forum, bylaws, Boilermakers Local 154

23.

Bernie Madoff After Ten Years; Recent Ponzi Scheme Cases, and the Uniform Fraudulent Transactions Act

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Jan 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 61 (366,828)

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Ponzi, Fraudulent Conveyances, Voidable Transfers, Bernie Madoff, Sean Mueller

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Email Confidentiality or Waiver of Privilege?

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2017
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 56 (382,430)

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Crowdfunding in Colorado Is About to Be Legal

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 May 2015 Last Revised: 06 May 2015
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 55 (385,656)

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crowdfunding, intrastate exemption, securities, capital formation, small business

26.

LLCs - Read the Contract Before You Sign It

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2018
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 44 (424,184)

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LLC, operating agreement, contractual interpration, LLC is not a corporation

27.

Recording a Conversation with a Client

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 36 (456,809)

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recording conversations with a client, attorney ethics, model rules

28.

Securities Exemptions - Amended and Reinterpreted

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Nov 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 35 (461,099)

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Rule 504, Rule 147, Rule 147A, Rule 701, Rule 144

29.

How the Colorado General Assembly Works

The Colorado Lawyer (CBA), v. 45, no. 12 at p. 33 (December 2016) (co-authored with Jeremy Schupbach)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone and Jeremy Schupbach
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Colorado Bar Association
Downloads 33 (470,140)

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general assembly, legislative process, Colorado Constitution, Colorado Bar Association

30.

Confidentiality in the Electronic World

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 27 (500,173)

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confidentiality, electronic communications, ransomware, ethics, professional responsibility

31.

Your Honor – An LLC Is Not a Corporation

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 May 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 26 (505,748)

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limited liability companies, corporations, business entities

32.

Wavering on Waivers - Bad Boy/Bad Actor Waivers Under Federal and State Law

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 May 2015
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 25 (511,280)

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Crowdfunding in Colorado - One Person's Opinion

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Oct 2017
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 23 (522,973)

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crowdfunding, securities

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Sedgwick Props. Dev. Corp. v. Hinds; An LLC Is Not A Corporation

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Oct 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 22 (528,917)

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limited liability companies, piercing, alter ego, disregarded entity

35.

Can Attorneys Guarantee Confidentiality in the Era of Smartphones and Voice-Activated Devices?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 18 (553,309)

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voice-activated devices, smartphones, privacy, confidentiality

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The Colorado Division of Securities Issues New Rules - The Crowdfunding Small Offering Exemption and Other Changes

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Sep 2018
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 9 (610,862)

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securities, blue sky law, crowdfunding, Colorado, small business capital formation

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Are Hourly Rate Matters 'Unfinished Business' Following Law Firm Dissolution?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Mar 2018
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 9 (610,862)

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unfinished business, hourly rates, jewel waiver, law firm dissolution

38.

Colorado's Small Crowdfunding Offering Exemption - Perhaps Now It will be the Game-Changer We Hoped

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2020
Andrea Welter and Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 7 (624,274)

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crowdfunding, Colorado, capital formation, small business

39.

Advising the Cannabis Client

Number of pages: 6
Herrick K. Lidstone and Kylie Santos
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and University of Denver
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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 117
1.

Proposed Agenda for Unincorporated Entity Drafting Group

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2015
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
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The Business of Law and the Balance of Life

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 May 2016 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2019
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 36

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balance of life, wellness, law firm economics