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.
Dan Ackerman is a Partner of 3i Law and Chair of the 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.
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.
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.
Justin R. Cruz understands that intellectual property is often the lifeblood of companies, and he is dedicated to helping his clients protect and enforce their intellectual property assets. With a deep understanding of the complex world of intellectual property law, Justin helps clients identify their intellectual property assets and create effective strategies to protect and enforce them.
Justin acts as a strategic partner for his clients, understanding that while intellectual property is an important piece of business strategy, he believes a holistic approach is best in protecting a company’s competitive advantage. With extensive experience litigating intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases in federal courts, Justin has the knowledge and expertise necessary to help clients navigate even the most challenging legal issues.
In addition to his litigation experience, Justin has worked with numerous clients to develop and implement comprehensive intellectual property strategies. Justin offers strategic guidance on licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions. He has assisted clients in navigating IP issues on the transactional side, including addressing and allocating litigation risk with IP assets and conducting IP due diligence. He has also assisted clients with validity challenges to patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, both helping clients invalidate patents and defend against challenges to the validity of clients’ patents.
Whether you are facing an intellectual property dispute or need assistance developing an intellectual property strategy, Justin can assist you in protecting and enforcing your valuable intellectual property assets.
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.
Piper W. Turner focuses her practice on Banking and Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Legal Compliance, Real Estate, and Corporate Law. With more than two decades of experience representing clients with regulatory and legal concerns, she is gifted at identifying business issues and mitigating risks. Removing the mystery of potential legal impacts allows her clients to focus on serving their customers.
In the courtroom, Piper has defended class action lawsuits, real estate transactions valued at more than $100 million, and everything in between. She possesses the strong discovery, analytical, and writing skills integral to a winning case. Piper has represented clients in the financial services and banking sectors on matters including compliance management, preparing for regulatory examinations, interfacing with regulators, and responding to MRAs, drafting policies, procedures, agreements, disclosures, and customer notices. She is experienced in investigating customer and whistleblower complaints, addressing data breaches and privacy matters, and mergers and acquisitions.
A personalized touch allows Piper to deliver legal services differently. Working with clients, she focuses on understanding their business goals and legal needs, allowing her to customize representation to the client’s unique needs.
Zachary S. Dougherty represents corporate clients in a broad range of transactional matters including employee ownership structures, corporate and non-profit formation/governance, construction contracting, UCC commercial transactions and real estate work. Zach also specializes in the myriad legal issues surrounding uncrewed aerial systems (UAS, or drones), helping clients navigate the sometimes unpredictable legal and regulatory requirements for drone operations. His work in this area includes best practices, risk assessments, insurance requirements, and civil liability (trespass, invasion of privacy, etc.). He currently serves on the board of directors for Mountain West UAS, a 501(c)(3) devoted to drone education and safety and has made numerous public speaking engagements on a range of drone law issues.
Zach’s professional philosophy is two-fold: 1) trust is at the core of meaningful client relationships; and 2) attorneys should be more than defensive “shields.” Providing clients with a clear understanding of the law enables them to find new pathways to innovation.
Nga Vương-Sandoval concurrently serves as the Immigration DEI Advisor for 3i Law, the US Refugee Advisory Board Project Manager and the Refugee Congress Honorary Delegate. She previously served at Colorado Department of Law, Office of the Inspector General and in homeland security and specialized in counterintelligence and counterterrorism. 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. She’s a fierce national and international human rights advocate and a passionate educator for the plight and struggle of other underrepresented and forcibly displaced communities.
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