Andrew Newell is an experienced regulatory and corporate law attorney. Prior to returning to private practice, he served as General Counsel for two Colorado-based technology companies from 2009 through late 2017. He led teams that obtained substantial funding from federal infrastructure grant programs, reverse auctions, and government contracts. He has also negotiated hundreds of high-value private sector contracts, including international vendor agreements, software license agreements, and corporate finance agreements. He has also led public policy efforts that succeeded in making necessary changes to telecommunications legislation.

Your Small Business Exit Strategy: Think Bigger

Many small business owners dream of the day they can sell their business and retire to a life of opulent leisure.  Well, perhaps not opulent.  Comfortable.  That dream usually involves a cash sale of their business (perhaps at an unrealistic price), preferably as early as possible.  Age 65, for many, is an abstraction.  We may be hurtling quickly toward it, but most retirement dreamers don’t want to wait that long. How sophisticated is the average small business retirement dream? 

Digital Media: YouTube, Demonitization and the “Adpocalypse”

In the past ten years, social media platforms are the biggest growth story in the world. Controversy usually follows success.  Ask any big business or celebrity.  Social media platforms like YouTube have both.  Twenty years ago scandals played out in supermarket tabloids; now they play out online.  Grainy images and suspiciously unbelievable headlines about Princess Diana and Madonna in the Enquirer have given way to streaming HD video documenting the idiocy of Jake and Logan Paul and the off-color

Seven Mistakes You’re Likely to Make When Selling Your Business

You haven’t thought enough about how you’re getting paid. Business owners almost always have an idea what their business is worth, and it’s usually based on some formula they’ve either heard about or developed on their own over the years.  What owners often fail to consider is how dramatically that price can differ based on the means of payment.  An all cash at closing sale should bring a different price than, for instance, an installment sale over a term of years, or payment

Holdbacks When You Buy

REQUEST A CONSULTATION What is a “holdback” and how can it help We’ve all bought something that didn’t live up to our expectations.  When it’s something small, we may grumble about it for a moment or two, and move on with our lives.  When you’re buying a business, your financial life may hang in the balance.  Understanding your rights if you don’t get the business you were promised, or better yet, having an effective remedy, is critically important. In

Net Neutrality’s End and What it Means to You

Learn More About Us The End of “Net Neutrality”:  What to Expect as a Consumer and Business Owner Nearly every teenager spends a fair amount of time glued to YouTube, and my two sons are no different.  As the debate over net neutrality unfolded, my sons relayed to me that nearly every YouTube personality they watch made the repeal of the Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations sound like the end of the world.  If it’s a big topic online, my