A WIDE RANGE
OF EXPERTISE.

A SINGLE POINT
OF FOCUS. 

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PRACTICE AREAS

The skills of our team are unsurpassed in the industry. Add to that decades of trial experience and a wide range of expertise, and Recht Kornfeld emerges as the go-to firm for individuals, corporations and other law firms alike. Our lawyers specialize in the specific areas listed below. We welcome your questions and look forward to working with you. Feel free to email us here.

 
 

APPELLATE AND CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION

Trial-hardened client advocates

Recht Kornfeld's experienced and skilled appellate advocates represent businesses and individuals in a wide array of civil,and criminal and administrative appeals. Our attorneys share a wealth of experience in state and federal courts of appeals, and our trial experience allows us to effectively frame legal arguments for appeal. We have successfully litigated complex constitutional and related issues, and have argued numerous cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, and various Federal Courts of Appeals around the country. We work on all appeals of all cases including  appeals of administrative actions, civil cases and criminal cases.

 
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
— Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate
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CIVIL LITIGATION

Strategic in the boardroom,
unsurpassed in the courtroom

Our skilled litigators bring decades of experience and a tactical approach to businesses and individuals in a wide array of civil trial court cases in both state and federal court.  We are no strangers to complex, high-stakes litigation; trial work is in our DNA, and we have collectively tried hundreds of matters. We work closely with our clients to understand their dispute, identify potential areas of legal exposure, formulate trial strategies and, when appropriate, resolve cases short of trial. Among our areas of expertise are disputes involving:

  • Business fraud and torts

  • Commercial disputes

  • Securities

  • Government contracts

  • Trade secrets and unfair competition

  • Defamation

  • Employment

  • Insurance disputes

  • Professional liability

 
“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
— Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
 

CRIMINAL LITIGATION

Tactical client advocacy

Every member of our firm is here for a reason. We are the experienced team to call when everything is on the line. Our seasoned group of trial lawyers  has extensive experience representing individuals charged with state felony, misdemeanor and municipal offenses throughout Colorado. We also represent individuals and entities in federal criminal cases throughout the United States. Our criminal practice group cut their teeth in the courtroom- we have six former public defenders who all hail from the nation’s leading public defender’s system and a former federal prosecutor, who have collectively litigated thousands of criminal cases.  We’re big enough to handle any criminal case at any level, yet small enough to provide one-on-one attention. Knowing that every criminal accusation has profound effects on the accused, no effort is spared to protect our clients’ rights and to do what is best for each individual client. 

Whether the client is facing a criminal charge only, or the accusation has parallel civil consequences, we have the reputation, dedication and knowledge to ensure that our clients are fully protected.  

Recht Kornfeld’s expertise includes the following areas:

  • Identity Theft

  • Fraud and Embezzlement 

  • Money Laundering

  • Securities Fraud

  • Health Care Fraud

  • Probation Revocations

  • Government Investigations

  • Grand Jury Investigations

  • Protection Orders

  • Assault 

  • Domestic Violence 

  • Drug Possession and Distribution

  • DUI

  • Traffic Matters & DMV

  • Robbery and Burglary

  • Sex Offenses

  • Homicide 

 


Corporate Crimes

Today’s business world brings an increase in federal criminal enforcement actions against individuals and corporations. Successful representation in state and federal courts requires a team that’s skilled in grand jury investigations, trials, and negotiations with prosecutors, law enforcement agents and regulators. We have extensive experience representing individual and corporate clients at all stages of the criminal process, from the initial investigation to indictment, trial and appeal. We have represented corporations, C-suite executives and other employees in the following types of cases:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Government Contract Fraud

  • Environmental Offenses

  • Drug and Controlled Substances Offenses

  • Immigration Offenses

  • Theft and Embezzlement 

  • Technology and Export Violations

  • Money Laundering

  • Wiretap Investigations

  • Forfeiture Proceedings

  • Conspiracy

  • Mail and Wire Fraud

  • Securities and Investment Fraud

  • Bank and Bankruptcy Fraud

  • Healthcare Fraud

  • Telecommunications Fraud

  • Pension Fraud

  • Tax Offenses

  • False Claims Act 

Our team also conducts internal investigation and compliance reviews on behalf of public and private companies, non-profits, boards of directors, audit committees and special litigation committees. We also regularly advise clients on disclosure strategies and obligations stemming from discovered misconduct.  Our criminal practice group has extensive experience in handling matters before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, including multi-jurisdictional investigations.

 
“Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.
— Bryan Stevenson
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POLITICAL LAW

When one-size-fits-all isn’t the size you need

On the same day, you can find Recht Kornfeld attorneys representing clients before one or more government agencies, lobbying for clients at the state legislature, counseling political entities about the next election, and arguing in court to vindicate client interests.  We write laws, constitutional amendments, and agency regulations and, many times, defend them in court.  Our lawyers don’t just read (or tweet) about the news; often, they’re creating it in their advocacy of causes and client concerns that reflect the most challenging issues in the public policy sphere.

We look at every client need as a unique challenge that deserves its own solution.  And we know that lawyers who only use the hammer in their toolbox are going to miss out on the fact that, many times, a client’s problem isn’t a nail. Some of the matters we can help with include:

  • Government Relations Programs

  • State and Local Legislation

  • Ballot Initiatives

  • Agency Rule-making

  • Regulatory Enforcement Proceedings

  • Judicial Review of Adopted Regulations

  • Fiscal Policy ("TABOR") Litigation

  • Public Sector Ethics Law Compliance

  • Open Records and Meetings Laws

  • Campaign Finance Compliance

  • Political Entity Formation

  • Nonprofit Entity Formation

  • Trade Association Representation

  • Procurement Matters

 
 

REGULATORY LAW

When you can’t afford a lawyer’s on-the-job training

Regulatory agencies are more and more a part of government, whether in the licensing of professionals or the oversight of key industries and activities.  For many years, we have worked with professionals facing disciplinary proceedings, as well as businesses facing compliance actions which threaten their ability to keep the doors open. We have successfully defended lawyers, doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, teachers, psychotherapists, judges, accountants, mortgage brokers, traders, casino owners and employees, law enforcement officers and many others who are parties to disciplinary proceedings. We also defend students, from grade school through graduate school, facing disciplinary or Title IX proceedings. And we are experienced advocates for highly regulated businesses whose ongoing licensed activities are put at issue. Some of the matters we work on include:  

  • Gaming and Liquor Licensing

  • Disciplinary Matters Against Licensed Professionals

  • License Revocation or Suspension Proceedings

  • Litigation Before State and Federal Regulatory Authorities

  • Proceedings Before the Securities & Exchange Commission

  • School Disciplinary and Expulsion Hearings

  • School Title IX cases

 
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