About

CRUX LEGAL

Crux Legal partners closely with its clients to understand their business opportunities and risks, and how those intersect with their legal opportunities and risks. Crux believes a deep understanding of those risks and opportunities is essential to achieve the best results possible, as efficiently as possible. Crux actively engages with its clients at the outset to develop strategic plans that maximize client opportunity and minimize client risk and expense. Guided by the principle that only the best is good enough, Crux then executes those plans with expertise and efficiency.

Crux also works with clients to tie fees to value and to directly align Crux’s fees with the clients’ goals. While many clients prefer the traditional hourly fee pay arrangement, and Crux often works on such a basis, Crux also works on alternative fee arrangements, including contingency fees, fixed fees, staged fees, blends of alternatives fees, and blends of alternative and hourly fees.

Crux’s work with its clients leverages the planning referenced above, as well as Crux’s investment in technology. The development of cloud-based legal platforms today allows small firms to utilize cutting-edge technology that, in the past, would have been available only to the largest firms. Crux has invested in those cloud-based platforms and utilizes available technology to deliver exceptional service and results quickly and cost effectively. Crux also works with clients to tie fees to value and to directly align Crux’s fees with the clients’ goals. While many clients prefer the traditional hourly fee pay arrangement, and Crux often works on such a basis, Crux also works on alternative fee arrangements, including contingency fees, fixed fees, staged fees, blends of alternatives fees, and blends of alternative and hourly fees.

CRUX’s successes include:

  • Successfully defending multiple LLCs and LLC Members against co-Member’s claims of mismanagement in connection with real estate assets owned by LLC;
  • Successfully recovering amounts owed to companies and individuals under various forms of contract, including services agreements, purchase agreements, promissory notes, LLC Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and, licensing agreements;
  • Successfully resolving breach-of-operating-agreement, breach-of-partnership-agreement, and related claims, including theft claims;
  • Successfully representing owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and contractors in real estate and construction disputes;
  • Successfully representing property owners in disputes with property owners’ association and neighboring owners;
  • Successfully resolving claims surrounding executive departure, including confidentiality, noncompetition, trade secret, compensation, and contract claims;
  • Successfully assisting executives departing businesses in achieving smooth exits and additional compensation;
  • Successfully helping trust beneficiary recover substantial trust funds improperly distributed to or taken by others;
  • Successfully representing companies challenging tax liability imposed by, and seeking tax refunds from, government entities;
  • Successfully representing business and property owner to enforce land-use agreement with government;
  • Successfully representing trademark owners in trademark disputes;
  • Assisting clients compelled to provide document or deposition discovery in disputes between other parties; and,
  • Assisting clients with a wide variety of contracts, as well as business organization, operation, and investment documents.

CRUX Practice Areas

Intra-Business Disputes

Disputes between owners in LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and other organizations. Disputes include “business divorces” where owners want or need to separate, as well as claims arising from one person’s breach or alleged breach of a fiduciary duty to another.

Contracts

Disputes based on contracts and one party’s failure, or alleged failure, to perform consistent with the contract’s terms, or to perform in good faith. In addition, claims arising where one party improperly interferes with a contract (or is alleged to have done so).

Employment/Non-competition

Disputes arising when employees and employers end their relationship. Such disputes often involve non-competition restrictions, confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations, and payment obligations.

Civil Theft

Colorado’s Civil Theft Statute permits recovery of triple damages and attorneys fees in certain cases. Theft claims arise in commercial disputes when someone has taken what doesn’t belong to them.

Unfair Competition

Claims arising when a business has used or copied another’s products or services and deceived or confused consumers regarding the source of the products or services.

Real Estate

Disputes arising in connection with real estate transactions, such as disputes associated with purchase/sale transactions, leases, and development agreements.

Trade Secret and IP Disputes

Disputes arising in connection with misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, licensing and royalty fees and obligations, among others.

Fraud

Claims that a party fraudulently induced another to take action, or defrauded another person in the course of their dealings.

Injunctions

Obtaining pre-trial orders when necessary to protect clients from irreparable injury that cannot otherwise be adequately remedied.

Receivership

Representing clients seeking or opposing the appointment of a Receiver.

Government Disputes

Disputes with government entities such as industry regulators, and taxing and licensing entities.

Business Transactions

Assisting clients with various business transactions and contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, service agreements, and vendor agreements.