Colorado Business / Commercial Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

Commercial Litigation Overview – Burg Simpson

Commercial law encompasses everything that relates to “the rights, relations and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales.” Increasingly, this area of law has been organized in the Uniform Commercial Code, which has been adopted in almost all 50 states.

Burg Simpson’s Colorado commercial litigation lawyers have decades of experience navigating the complex world of business law and commercial litigation. We work with all kinds of clients, such as corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships, among others. We even represent individuals with issues of business and commercial law. We will resolve your case, whether it’s through a negotiated settlement, arbitration, and even if takes a trial by jury.

We’re particularly well-versed in some of the most common areas of business and commercial law, such as:

  • Breach of contract: This is the failure of a party “to perform any term of a contract, written or oral, without a legitimate legal excuse.” Breach of contract is the most common cause for any civil lawsuit.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: A fiduciary duty is one party’s obligation to act in the best financial interest of another party. When that obligation is forsaken, then a breach of fiduciary duty can occur.
  • Corporate disagreements: This can encompass a wide range of business dealings, such as business mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions, to name just a few.

Our Denver corporate litigation attorneys have represented clients in disputes for complex commercial litigation in every Colorado state and federal courts, and beyond. We’ve also fought and won intricate commercial cases in California, Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Wyoming. We employ a smart, cost-efficient, goal-oriented representation of our clients. We also adhere to the highest standard for all work we generate for our clients, with the goal of achieving the most cost-effective resolution. Every action we take is for the specific purpose of achieving the goals agreed to with the client before the case begins. Success isn’t just winning a case, it’s advancing the best interest of our clients.

What makes our Colorado corporate litigation attorneys so effective is our legal “SWAT” team approach. Our department is comprised of Burg Simpson shareholders, senior lawyers, and a former judge. Our trial teams provide high-level, in-depth research, top-notch writing, and impeccable analytical services. The experience and knowledge of our commercial corporate litigation attorneys allows our firm to offer the very best legal assistance to our clients.

If you find yourself caught up in a clash over a contract dispute or a dispute over your business, call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 to determine how we can best help you.

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Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017


If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Tesla Liable - Denver Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 May 4, 2017

Was Tesla Liable?

When a product harms a consumer, the victim or surviving family has the right to file a product liability or a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal actions determine if the manufacturer of the product was negligent in designing, manufacturing or testing the product’s safety prior to release. When Tesla finally allowed the self-driving car onto… Read more »

Co-counsel – Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 April 12, 2017

Strong Co-counsel Can Crack Complex Cases

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Laws, like houses, lean on one another.” It’s a lesson more lawyers should take to heart. For newer, or even simply independent attorneys, it can make all the difference to find a more experienced lawyer to lean on and partner as co-counsel. Collaboration and referrals with other law firms can benefit… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note Banned - Colorado Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 April 6, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned on Planes

Despite extensive pre-market testing, some unsafe products reach the market where consumers suffer unexpected, and sometimes serious, injury. Late last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, prohibiting travelers from carrying the phones on their person, in their hand luggage or in checked baggage – even if they were powered down.  Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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