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On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revoked a rule issued in the waning days of the Trump administration that had limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s (MBTA) enforcement provisions.[1]  The prior rule, issued in January 2021, limited the MBTA’s definition of prohibited “take” of covered birds to only […]

Denver, Colorado (August 20, 2021) – For the second year in a row, Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson is pleased to announce that all ten of its Shareholders and Associate Dale Ratliff have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has […]

Current Conditions Motivating Business Owners to Sell.  Post-pandemic market optimism, coupled with the specter of changes to the tax laws in 2021, present a unique climate of urgency in deciding whether to sell a business. Good businesses brought to market now may sell more quickly and at higher than normal multiples because of unusually low […]

Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson is excited to announce that Clay Taylor joined the Firm as Counsel on July 19, 2021.  Clay will practice in the Firm’s nationally recognized Environmental and Natural Resources practice areas. Clay joins the Firm after spending three years as Senior Attorney in the Denver office of Whiting Oil and Gas […]

On June 4, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, the “Services”) released its plans to revise or rescind five Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations promulgated under the prior administration.[1]  The proposed actions are in response to Executive Order 13990, which requires all federal agencies to review […]

On June 15th, 2021, federal district judge Terry A. Doughty from the Western District of Louisiana granted an injunction sought by several states to block the implementation of Executive Order 14008 issued by President Biden in his first week of office in an effort to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands and […]

Jennifer Biever and Carlos Romo to Speak on State Efforts to Control Methane Emissions from Oil & Gas Sources at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s 67th Annual Institute­­­­­­­­­­ Denver, CO (Jun 30th, 2021) Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson Directors Jennifer Biever and Carlos Romo will present at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Virtual 67th […]

This week, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision holding that Colorado employers that choose to provide vacation pay must pay employees for any earned, unused vacation time upon separation from employment. Further, any agreement or policy which requires an employee to forfeit earned vacation pay is void. Nieto v. Clark’s Market Inc. involved […]

When negotiating  commercial  leases, whether for retail, office, or industrial space, landlords and tenants often want to quickly strike the business deal and move on to the next steps.  Those business terms will usually be set out in the agreed upon letter of intent, or “LOI” – essentially, an agreement to enter into a lease […]

Denver, CO (May 24, 2021) – Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson is pleased to announce that litigator Jeffrey Lippa has joined the firm as Director, effective immediately. Jeff’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals. He represents clients in all stages of litigation relating to real estate and construction litigation, employment litigation, commercial litigation, […]

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