Chuong Le represents clients in the areas of private client services, corporate law, and cross-border transactions. He has represented individuals and multi-generational families in legacy planning, public and private foundations, charitable giving and tax planning. Chuong has also represented domestic and international companies during startup and formation, corporate restructures, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, import and export, and provided counsel to companies entering emerging markets, restructures, succession planning and growth strategies. He has also represented companies in various phases of real estate holdings and investments. Chuong emphasizes providing his clients with personal attention and an innovative and comprehensive approach to helping them meet their business and legal needs. He is dedicated to understanding the challenges that clients face on a regular basis and working closely with them to assist in achieving their goals.
April Greene Apking brings over a decade of legal experience to the firm with an emphasis in the areas of immigration, space and telecommunications, and business and corporate law. Ms. Greene Apking works with businesses in applying for various visas for employees and with individuals in applying for visas, permanent residence, and naturalization. In addition, she has represented clients in immigration court as well as before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She works closely with the local community to provide education on immigration processes and benefits. In Ms. Greene Apking’s business and corporate practice, she uses her legal expertise to guide decisions involving corporate acquisitions and transitions. She has worked with non-profits and start-up companies advising on corporate governance and structure.
Colby Weber brings over a decade of experience to the firm serving clients in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning, and tax law. Colby approaches complex legal issues in a practical and efficient manner that results in a solution for clients. She has represented clients with complex tax issues before the IRS, advised charities and non-profits, and represented multigenerational families in their legacy planning and wealth preservation. Ms. Weber’s background in economics steered her interest in tax law which naturally evolved into her other areas of expertise that address the needs of both businesses and individuals.
Elle Tauer has represented clients in business and non-profit formation, general litigation, tax matters and resolution, and estate planning. She has extensive experience in representing clients in front of the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court. She takes an integrated approach in solving client issues in order to account for the many variables that faces many businesses and individuals. Elle’s background in Classical Studies fostered her interest in multiple legal fields which continues to assist her multifaceted analysis of various topics and compliments the complexities of general litigation.
Dan Ackerman is 3i Law’s Chair of Intellectual Property Practice Group. Dan Ackerman partners with and supports leading brand owners in both the transactional side of intellectual property as well as the brand management side. Dan counsels clients on early phase assessment and development of IP assets, structures and negotiates the operational agreements that help brands grow, and serves as a trusted advisor in maintaining and protecting clients IP rights. His practice focuses on brand management, trademark, copyright, domain, privacy and data security, business and technology transactions, licensing and litigation matters for clients in virtually all fields of business. Dan’s experience covers a broad spectrum of technology, software, consumer products, health, medical and science, entertainment, manufacturing, food and beverage, and other industries. In a complex evolving legal market, the recognition of adding the most value to client’s business model without spoiling their budget is key. Tailored IP strategy is an integral part of developing brands into market staples. Dan focuses on carefully crafting an approach to protecting intellectual capital that is aligned with the strategic vision of each client.
Jessamyn focuses her practice on employment law, civil litigation, and commercial law. She advises employers regarding anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, return-to-work protocols, restrictive covenants, employee/independent contractor classifications and agreements, separation and severance negotiations and agreements, and employee handbooks. Jessamyn has also assisted with internal workplace investigations, as well as investigating internal Title VII complaints for numerous higher educational institutions. She has given numerous presentations to employers and human resource associations regarding workplace compliance with state and federal laws, employment law updates, and best practices. Jessamyn also practices general civil and commercial litigation, ranging from contract disputes to business separations. Her number one goal when working to resolve any dispute is to listen to the needs of the client and figure out the most efficient and effective way to achieve resolution.
Elizabeth Moss brings over a decade of Land Management legal experience to the firm with an emphasis on oil and gas matters. She has held positions as Counsel, Land Manager, Business Development Manager, and Landman at small, mid-sized, and large independent oil and gas companies. Elizabeth’s diverse background has led to a broad range of experience including negotiation and drafting agreements for oil and gas transactions including Purchase and Sale Agreements, Surface Use Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Waterflood Agreements, Operating Agreements, Lease Agreements, and Letters of Intent. Elizabeth has worked in the Eastern-Denver Julesburg, Permian, Piceance, Uinta, San Juaquin Basins. Elizabeth has negotiated agreements for the oil and gas companies with the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation and advised oil and gas companies on Tribe Preference regulations. Elizabeth has advised oil and gas companies on the due diligence and integration matters for acquisitions.
Ramon Rhymes brings over two decades of experience to the firm serving corporate and private clients, businesses, and healthcare organizations in corporate transactions including IP and technology licensing, complex service agreements, negotiations, corporate transactions, employment law, and corporate litigation. His clients range from startups to billion-dollar enterprises.
Mr. Rhymes has developed and implemented web-based metric tracking and contract template distribution and workflow systems to drive efficiencies for corporate law departments. Mr. Rhymes is the founder and CEO of ContractsRX, a SaaS company delivering innovative ways to reduce the time and risk associated with legal contracting through turnkey contracting engine solutions that help businesses drive greater transparency in the contracting process, reducing the time, costs, and risks associated with completing deals.
Abby T. Parker focuses her practice on corporate law, healthcare law, employment law, and data security and HIPAA compliance. Abby has experience in drafting business license applications relating to state marijuana laws, hemp laws, and public policy. She has also completed extensive legal research and drafted memoranda on topics including corporate law, criminal law, civil law, and marijuana law. While attending the University of Colorado Law School, Abby was the lead editor for a law journal and participated in Moot Court. Abby brings attention to detail, empathy, and hard work to her clients and is passionate about helping clients achieve their desired outcome in every transaction.
Jeffrey A. Cramer brings more than three decades of experience to the firm with a focus on estate planning, estate administration (including probate), guardianship and elder law, personal client services, and civil litigation. He has represented a wide variety of contract and family disputes, personal injury and employment-discrimination claims, as well as probate and guardianship contests in both trial and appellate courts.
Jeff has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as both a circuit court and family mediator. He has received the highest rating from his peers, “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Company, is listed in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” and “Who’s Who in American Law.” Jeff has served as Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association President and both as Northwest Florida Chapter President and member of the National Board of Directors of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. Jeff also has been an adjunct professor of employment law at Florida Coastal School of Law, a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and has published several articles on civil trial issues.
The extensive trial experience gathered from handling thousands of diverse civil matters over several decades has provided the skills necessary for Jeffrey to enable individuals and families to plan effectively for their future. He focuses his practice on providing compassion and personalized attention to his clients in their initial estate planning and ensuring they remain up to date and current on an ongoing basis.
Debra Conroy brings over two decades of legal experience to the firm with an emphasis on private client services, estate planning, business, and tax. She represents families, entrepreneurs, and numerous businesses including operating farms and ranches, restaurants, and medical practices.
The most important part of her practice is to educate clients and explain in a straightforward manner, the often-confusing information and options related to personal, tax, and business planning. Deb’s goals are to ensure that none of her clients feel overwhelmed by the planning process and each person she meets knows she cares about their best interests and happiness.
Nga Vương-Sandoval concurrently serves as the Immigration DEI Advisor for 3i Law, the Refugee Congress Delegate for Colorado and serves as an Investigator in regulatory compliance. She previously served at the Office of the Inspector General at the state homeland security office and specialized in counterintelligence, counterterrorism, security threat groups and prison radicalization. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at University of Colorado and Metropolitan State University.
Nga and her family fled their homeland due to the Việt Nam War and became refugees. They were displaced in refugee camps before resettling in the U.S. and were known as the “boat people.” As a Việtnamese refugee, she embraces her heritage and refugee experience and is a fierce advocate and educator to the plight and struggle of other underrepresented communities.
Justin R. Cruz focuses his practice on helping clients identify their intellectual property assets and create strategies to protect and enforce them. Justin has extensive experience litigating intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases in federal courts. He also has assisted clients with validity challenges to patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, both assisting clients invalidate patents and defend against challenges to the validity of clients’ patents.
Justin’s experience also includes assisting venture clients with their IP strategy, such as helping clients navigate IP issues on the transactional side including addressing and allocating litigation risk with IP assets and with IP due diligence.
Justin is also a blockchain enthusiast. He was a co-leader of the Blockchain group of an AmLaw 200 firm. He also volunteered with then Governor Hickenlooper’s Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology, where he worked with the smart contract subgroup to identify possible use cases and promote the adaptation of blockchain technology. Justin’s enthusiasm for all things blockchain can be seen with his understanding of a client’s vision leveraging blockchain technology and how to help achieve those goals
Grant T. Shibao focuses his practice on civil litigation and commercial law. Grant has experience representing clients in all stages of litigation at both the State and Federal level. His practice includes contract disputes, general business disputes, general civil claims. Grant also practices in the area of sports law. He represents and advises athletes during review by governing bodies of their respective sports and legal actions to preserve the athlete’s rights. Grant’s objective with every client is to use prompt communication to ensure that the client’s goals and expectations are achieved efficiently and effectively throughout all phases of litigation.
Jennifer A. Wadhwa represents clients in business and family-based immigration matters. She has represented serial entrepreneurs and established companies in securing lawful immigration status for foreign workers, owners, and family members. Jennifer has also represented individuals at the Denver and Los Angeles Immigration Field Offices and numerous U.S. Consulates and Embassies around the world. In addition to direct representation in immigration matters, Jennifer provides I-9 audits and training to ensure business clients avoid costly errors and remain in compliance with these regulatory requirements.
In addition to her legal experience, Jennifer is a seasoned HR professional with more than 10 years of experience working with pre-IPO start-ups and Fortune Global 500 companies in computer software and information technology services. In those roles, Jennifer facilitated the corporate immigration practice with outside counsel to secure both immigrant and non-immigrant visas for non-U.S. workers.
Jennifer provides accessible, high-touch legal services to ensure that clients are heard, informed, and supported throughout their immigration process.
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