John Schmitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Denver, CO

Law Offices of John P. Schmitz, P.C.
 | 1001 Bannock St, Ste 426
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-219-9430
Fax: 186-690-3005
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (60%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%)
Attorney Profile

John Schmitz practices intellectual property, general counsel, and mergers and acquisitions.  Born and raised in Colorado, he now serves clients here and California, advising them on a range of business law and corporate governance issues.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Schmitz has handled a number of divestitures and acquisitions that total more than one quarter of a billion dollars. He is a former chief financial officer and business analyst who has a keen eye for a company’s financial health. Having spent years poring over balance sheets and cash flow, Mr. Schmitz is able to guide clients through difficult decisions and major changes.

There is no shortage of complex regulations and laws that dictate a business’ operations. Mr. Schmitz navigates them with ease, explaining options to clients and the possible consequences. He is a responsive attorney who remains in constant contact with clients so they are able to make informed decisions and feel comfortable with how their case is progressing.

A member of the Colorado Bar Association, Mr. Schmitz is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Outside of litigation, he is a savvy negotiator who minimizes a client’s time and money spent on legal issues.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder, Mr. Schmitz received a Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston in 2005.

Outside his practice, Mr. Schmitz enjoys art history, rowing and downhill skiing.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Intellectual Property
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Mergers & Acquisitions
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018

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About John Schmitz

Admitted: 2006, Colorado

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado State Bar, 2006
  • United States District of Northern California
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Providence Network
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest lectuer copyright, Guest lecturer, University Of Colorado


  • Mergers & Acquisitions totally more than over $250 million dollars in small and mid-cap firms.

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado Leed’s School of Business – Finance, Bachelor of Science

Industry Groups

  • Apparel
  • Computer Software
  • Electronic
  • Graphic Design
  • International Manufacturing
  • International Trademark & Trade Dress Litigation
  • International/Domestic Shipping
  • Venture Capital
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Office Location for John Schmitz

1001 Bannock St
Ste 426
Denver, CO 80223

Phone: 303-219-9430

Fax: 186-690-3005

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Last Updated: 9/23/2019

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