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Small Businesses

Small businesses more than any other need the advice of trained experts to avoid the pitfalls that larger businesses have the infrastructure to avoid. Anyone who has run one is aware of that fact. Inexperience can lead to well-intentioned but accidental mistakes, setting businesses back and costing significant amounts of money. For these reasons, attorneys are valuable allies. They can help steer the ship in the rocky waters of finance, laws, and employment.

JVAM’s attorneys have launched and counseled dozens of businesses, giving their clients a wider view of their situations and options. While keenly aware of business needs and requirements, our lawyers provide owners and entrepreneurs legal help across a broad spectrum of issues, especially regarding real estate and employment law. Because of their versatility in handling the intersection of business with other fields of law, JVAM’s lawyers serve as general counsel for nonprofits, including electric cooperatives, homeowners associations, and other groups.

In addition to helping your small business with general needs such as drafting contracts for transactions, partnerships, operating agreements, and asset purchases, and applying for local, state, and federal economic incentives and grants, JVAM’s lawyers provide added value in these areas:

  • Business formation: JVAM works with clients to thoughtfully structure their businesses by addressing key questions on the front end so that they can avoid conflict and problems down the road.
  • Trademark and brand protection: JVAM helps small businesses protect their intellectual property by obtaining the strongest possible patent, trademark, and copyright protection. Our lawyers also have experience litigating patent, trademark, and trade secret infringement and misappropriation.
  • Employment and labor law: In addition to litigation related to unemployment claims or workplace injuries, we can advise businesses on other personnel issues such as hirings, firings, and promotions.
  • Purchase and sale transactions: We help people who want to buy a business by identifying and mitigating risks. JVAM also helps people get out of their business either through a sale or dissolution, minimizing liabilities for the parties.
  • Real estate purchase and leasing: JVAM helps businesses with due diligence related to the purchase or leasing of commercial real estate, including drafting, negotiating, and renewing leases.


With several locations across Colorado, JVAM builds and protects companies, estates and livelihoods. Let us be your partner in achieving your goals.


With several locations across Western Colorado, JVAM builds and protect companies, estates and livelihoods. Let us be your partner in achieving your goals.


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