"I have been in the real estate development field for over 30 years and have had many attorneys in many matters over the years. Cynthia Smith has been my attorney for over 10 years and has handled many matters from the simple to complex. The service that I receive from her always makes me feel I am her only client and a special person. Matters are always handled in an expeditious manner and with the utmost professionalism. It is not often that any of my former attorneys have taken the time to call me from time to time just to see how my businesses and I are doing. Cynthia's knowledge and expertise has always and continues to impress me, which is why I have been her client for so many years. If someone asks me for a recommendation for an attorney in any legal matter, Cynthia is number one on the list."

Bruce Banker
Blackridge Investments
Prestige Fitness and Equibank

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Cynthia R. Smith

Cynthia Smith, Business Transactions and litigation lawyerPhone: 303.861.5300
Fax: 303.861.2746
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With more than 25 years of experience, Denver-based attorney, Cynthia Smith offers her clients judgment and experience in business law matters.  She counsels individuals and businesses in business formation, employee and compensation matters, investors, and buying and selling businesses. Cynthia advises clients regarding all aspects of trademark matters including searching and clearance, adoption and registration in the U.S. and internationally, proper usage, and enforcement of trademark rights. She also advises clients in copyright protection, private securities offerings and franchise matters.

Practice Areas

Business Organization
Formation of LLCs, corporations and joint ventures
Equity compensation and incentive plans
Buy-sell agreements; buy out of shareholders and LLC members
Employment agreements; consulting agreements
Online marketing, website policies and privacy policies

Mergers and Acquisitions

Represent buyers and sellers in business sales
Preparation of purchase and sale agreements; consulting agreements; noncompete agreements
Assistance with due diligence

Intellectual Property

US and International trademark registration
Enforcement of trademark rights
Copyright protection
Trade secrets protection
Software licensing

Private securities offerings

Franchise

 

Associations and Affiliations

Mile High Community Loan Fund, Board of Directors, 2009-2014
The Delores Project, Board of Directors, 2004-2008
Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, President 2005-2006
Denver Curling Club, Board of Directors 2007-2016
Member, Colorado Bar Association, Business Law section

Education

University of Denver College of Law, J.D. 1990
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science, Economics, 1981