John Schmitz

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Denver, CO

Law Offices of John P. Schmitz, P.C.
 | 1001 Bannock St, Suite 426
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-219-9430
Fax: 186-690-3005
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Intellectual Property (40%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)
    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, acquisitions and opinions 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
    • 40%Business/Corporate
    • 40%Intellectual Property
    • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018

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    About John Schmitz

    Admitted: 2006, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: http://www.schmitzlegal.com/about-law-office-of-john-p-schmi...

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed in California as well as Colorado, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Providence Network
    • Matthew Shepard Foundation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest lectuer copyright, Guest lecturer, University Of Colorado

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Lead counsel on successful arbitration bringing matter to satisfactory conclusion regarding breach of contract and illegal use of client's Intellectual Property., 2016
    • Over 4 favorable verdicts in major Intellectual Property litigation spanning years of litigation.
    • Successfully defended copyright infringement matter from a willful infringer.  Result was the protection of client's valuable copyrighted video., 2019
    • Successfully defended copyright infringement matter from a willful infringer.  Result was the protection of client's valuable copyrighted video., 2019
    • Settled large trademark infringement action protecting client's multi-million dollar trademark against a foreign company.  Result was a large monetary settlement to my client.
    • Co-counsel in successful multi-million dollar jury trial award for breach of employment contract.2009, 2009

    Transactions:

    • Performed multiple corporate reorganizations for a wide variety of companies to protect against liability., 2019
    • Mergers & Acquisitions totaling more than over $400 million dollars on equity portion 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
    Suite 426
    Denver, CO 80223

    Phone: 303-219-9430

    Fax: 186-690-3005

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