Colson-Quinn's dedication to its Business, Technology and IP Law clients is not only our day-to-day commitment, it's built into our structure and ideology. For 15 years, Colson-Quinn has used effective and efficient senior counsel, low overhead, customer oriented billing, direct responsibility and accountability to deliver lasting results to our clients.
Colson-Quinn combines the accessibility and personal attention of a small law firm with the expert strategic counsel of the large law firms.
With more than 25 years of business transaction experience, Boulder-based attorney, Joyce Colson offers her clients expertise, perspective, high energy and a passion for great results. She brings substantial business insight to each client, which comes from her work with many diverse companies in varying stages of development.
Representative transactions in the past few years have included:
Publications and Presentations
Joyce has spoken on a variety of corporate, technology, employment and intellectual property topics. Articles authored by Joyce have appeared in the Boulder County Business Report, the Colorado Law Review, Colorado Software Association, and Colorado Trial Lawyers
University of Colorado Deming Center for Entrepreneurs, Advisory Board Colorado Photonics Association, General Counsel ; Colorado Internet Keiretsu, Counsel; Start Up Base Camp, Co-founder; P3, Director (2004), Historic Boulder, Director (1996-2002) ; Community Table Volunteer
This article is the second part of a series providing and explaining tips for negotiating non-compete agreements and non-solicit agreements. Common themes among the tips in this part of the series are preserving the employee's ability to file...
November 22, 2011
Covenants not to compete and covenants not to solicit customers (existing or potential) are part of many employment agreements between companies and their key employees. This article begins a two-part series setting forth ten tips for...
November 19, 2011
Failed contracts, or contracts which are disadvantageous to one party or the other, can easily end in costly litigation. The result of this is that it is often mutually beneficial for both parties if the contract is renegotiated before trial...
September 25, 2011
Lawyers negotiate a lot of deals--an experienced lawyer has a remarkable breadth of experiences on which to draw when entering into a new negotiation, whereas an entrepreneur starting their first business will not. While an experienced lawyer...
Since startups are often cash-strapped enterprises, having a business customer who is not paying their debts in a timely fashion can jeopardize the startup itself. Therefore, a startup which is able to collect more of its debts will have a...
This article applies skills using legal research to customer relations. The basic idea of this article is that the more you know about your customer, the better chance you will have to make mutually beneficial deals with them. So, this...
Venture capital is notoriously difficult to raise for all but the most select companies, but as this article explains, angel investors are much more approachable, much more willing to invest in earlier-stage companies, and have much more realistic...
If you allow people who use your products and/or services to pay on credit, you need to try to manage the risk that the people to whom you extend credit will not be able to pay. This article by Joyce Colson provides several guidelines and...
September 24, 2011
Angels have long invested in startups, but Joyce Colson notes that the diligence they perform is more and more looking like that of venture capitalists. In this article, Ms. Colson details what angel financiers want to see (and don't want to...
September 15, 2011
Following proper corporate formalities and maintaining complete records is essential for you to realize the benefits of incorporating. Part of that process involves conducting proper board meetings and maintaining complete minutes of those...
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