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Colo. Supreme Court: Presence of 3rd Party Waives Attorney-Client Privilege

  • December 6th, 2018
  • Miles Buckingham
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The Colorado Supreme Court  entered an opinion resolving an attorney-client privilege issue that has long been open under Colorado law – whether and when the presence of a non-client destroys the attorney-client privilege. Pursuant to the opinion authored by Justice Gabriel, the answer is – always, except when the presence…

NP in the Community – Nancy Miller Volunteers with Tribal Wills Project

  • April 28th, 2017
  • Miles Buckingham
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In January, 2017, Nemirow Perez attorney Nancy D. Miller served as  supervising attorney and team-member as a part of the Tribal Wills Project. Working with twenty-two University of Denver Strum College of Law students, one student from Vermont Law School, and other supervising attorneys, Miller prepared wills and basic estate documents…

Employees, Independent Contractors, and Volunteers-oh my!

  • February 23rd, 2017
  • Miles Buckingham
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Do you know how many employees you have? The answer may not be as clear-cut as you think. Many employers classify workers as independent contractors and volunteers, but Courts might consider those workers as actual employees. A recent case from the United States District Court  in Denver, Colorado, Johnston v….

Slack as a client communication tool: Bad idea or Worst idea?

  • April 12th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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Recently, a business attorney posting in The Lawyerist proposed that attorneys could use Slack to communicate with clients. As we represent attorneys in legal malpractice actions brought by the clients of those attorneys, we had to stop and ask: Is using Slack to communicate with clients a bad idea, or…

Nemirow, Perez, Buckingham Named SuperLawyers; Brown a Rising Star

  • February 29th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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February 29, 2016 — All three shareholders of Nemirow Perez P.C. have been recognized with the designation of 2016 SuperLawyers in Colorado by SuperLawyers Magazine. Chris Brown, of counsel with the firm, has been named as a Rising Star by the same publication. The firm is grateful to all of the attorneys who…

Colorado Supreme Court’s Baker Opinion Affirms Narrow Window of Liability for Attorneys

  • January 20th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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  On January 19, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Baker v. Wood, Ris & Hames, 2013 SC 554. In its Opinion the Court reexamined the issue of whether an attorney may be held liable to a non-client for legal malpractice and affirmed Colorado’s history of (by-and-large) classifying malpractice claims by…

The sophomore* stage of professional, or creative, development

  • April 6th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Ira Glass of This American Life puts to words how difficult it is, and how much work it takes, to bring the quality of your work to the level that you expect of it. He is speaking of creative personalities, but his words speak just as much to young attorneys,…