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 (47)

1.

Piercing the Corporate and LLC Veil

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 834 (33,061)

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piercing the veil, corporate veil, limited liability company, reverse piercing,

2.

The Anatomy of a Legal Opinion

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 08 May 2013 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 715 (40,717)

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

3.

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 273 (129,038)
Citation 1

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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 162 (210,199)

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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 156 (216,999)

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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 129 (252,739)

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attorneys, law firm dissolution, Jewel v. Boxer

7.

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 125 (258,785)

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confidentiality disclaimer, emails, attorney-client privilege

8.

Corporate Annual Meetings of Shareholders in the COVID-19 World

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 124 (260,315)

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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 122 (263,643)

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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 121 (265,222)

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

11.

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 118 (270,085)

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

12.

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 113 (278,473)

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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 111 (281,883)
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confidentiality, cloud, trade secrets, ABA Formal Opinions, Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys

14.

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 106 (291,302)

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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 104 (295,071)

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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 (302,910)

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17.

Business Law Litigators Should Know

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 94 (315,171)

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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 94 (315,171)

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joint venture interests, securities, registration, exemption

19.

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 85 (335,806)

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

20.

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 83 (340,594)

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

21.

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 78 (353,280)

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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 76 (358,610)
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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 72 (369,556)

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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 66 (387,306)

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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 65 (390,391)

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choice of forum, bylaws, Boilermakers Local 154

26.

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 (423,611)

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

27.

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 52 (434,428)

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

28.

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 40 (483,063)

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recording conversations with a client, attorney ethics, model rules

29.

Securities Exemptions - Amended and Reinterpreted

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Nov 2016
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 37 (496,611)

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

30.

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 36 (501,249)

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limited liability companies, piercing, alter ego, disregarded entity

31.

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 35 (506,016)

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confidentiality, electronic communications, ransomware, ethics, professional responsibility

32.

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 35 (506,016)

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

33.

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 34 (511,011)

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voice-activated devices, smartphones, privacy, confidentiality

34.

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 31 (526,344)

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limited liability companies, corporations, business entities

35.

Advising the Cannabis Client

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone and Kylie Santos
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, PC
Downloads 30 (531,643)

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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 25 (560,919)

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crowdfunding, securities

37.

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 (560,919)

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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 21 (586,640)

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crowdfunding, Colorado, capital formation, small business

39.

Securities Law 101 - Is a Promissory Note a Security Under the Colorado Securities Act?

BFW Attorneys, 2020
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Oct 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 14 (634,007)

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securities, family resemblance, Reves, promissory notes, Colorado Securities Act

40.

The Entity Is A Corporation Because It Has A Board Of Directors And Officers. Who Would Make That Argument?

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Jun 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
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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 12 (648,419)

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

42.

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

43.

Why Business and Real Estate Lawyers Need to Worry About the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2021
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 8 (677,272)

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business transparency, business formation, Corporate Transparency Act, Geographic Targeting Orders

44.

Chan v. HEI Resources, Inc.; The Continuing Saga of Joint Venture Interests Subject to Colorado Securities Regulation

BFW Attorneys, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Oct 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone and Amy Fliam
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 8 (677,272)

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securities, joint venture interests, securities regulation, what is a security

45.

Ethics for Lawyers in the Cyber World

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Downloads 4 (706,677)

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ethics, Rules of Professional Conduct, cyber security, cyber breaches

46.

This Piece of Paper is Actually Worth Something? Enforcing Charging Orders in Colorado.

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
Herrick K. Lidstone and Ben Figa
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 3 (714,737)

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charging order, foreclosure, creditor-debtor, LLC, partnership

47.

Ratification of Defective Corporate Acts - H.B. 20-1013

BFW Attorneys, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Oct 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone and Kylie Santos
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. and Burns, Figa & Will, PC
Downloads 3 (714,737)

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ratification, defective corporate acts

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 131
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: 23 Posted: 09 May 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2020
Herrick K. Lidstone
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
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balance of life, wellness, law firm economics