G.W. MERRICK & ASSOCIATES, LLC (the Firm) was founded in the Denver Tech Center in January of 2006 by Glenn W. Merrick, a highly respected trial and insolvency lawyer who had spent more than twenty-five years practicing in large and prestigious law firms in downtown Denver. The Firm was formed to provide superb corporate, real estate, litigation, arbitration and insolvency representation to an impressive range of clients – small, medium and large. To each of our engagements we bring experience, sensitivity, sensibility, professionalism, responsiveness and an uncompromising commitment to those that we represent.
The Firm is an AV peer rated law firm, consisting of a coterie of highly talented lawyers (Glenn W. Merrick, Mark K. Shaner, and Joseph T. Bernstein). This collection of professionals has compiled an impressive history of serving client needs across Colorado, throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond. Our lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Colorado Super Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law and other publications of professional prestige.
On the transactional side of the practice, our lawyers have served as lead counsel in diverse corporate and real estate transactions that span the spectrum of present day commerce (including entity selection, formation, governance, financing, operational issues, acquisitions, leasing, divestitures and tax advice) for some of the most respected entrepreneurs and businesses across the commercial landscape of the Western United States. These include clients in industries as diverse as banking, retail garment sales, fine art, software development and sales, truck sales and leasing, gaming, radio station operations, real estate development, merchant services, natural resource exploration and development, title insurance and professional athletics.
On the litigation side of the practice, our lawyers have served as lead trial counsel in litigation that has resulted in very substantial verdicts and judgments (many tens of millions of dollars), both in state and federal court. We have also triumphed as lead trial counsel in trials on behalf of clients facing tens of millions of dollars in liabilities. Finally, we have represented clients in very significant appeals in both the federal and state court systems which resulted in highly favorable outcomes. Our litigation experience includes claims for fraud and deceit, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of express and implied warranties, strict liability claims, lender liability claims, construction claims, mechanics’ lien claims, malpractice claims, informed consent claims, intellectual property claims (trade secret and copyright), employment claims, negligence claims, RICO claims, COCCA claims, CCPA claims, unfair competition, real estate foreclosure, Receivership, UCC claims and a host of other legal theories. Finally, we have successfully represented high profile clients in NASD and AAA arbitrations.
On the reorganization/workout side of the practice, our lawyers have posted remarkable results. Over the past several years, we have served as lead counsel in numerous successful reorganizations of business enterprises in natural resources, finance, real estate development, communications and medical products (e.g. Redstone Resources, Inc., D.E. Frey Group, Inc., Peoples Wireless, Inc. and U.S. Orthopedic Corp.). And our lawyers have successfully represented money center banks, asset based lenders, institutional lenders, real estate and equipment lessors, Creditors’ Committees, trade creditors and acquiring parties. Of a less public nature, the Firm has been highly successful in achieving out-of-court workouts that have reorganized substantial business concerns (natural resources, construction, technology and manufacturing businesses) without the cost, burden and publicity of highly visible judicial reorganization and insolvency proceedings.
Our professionals are proud of their fine reputations and track record, and each one of them looks forward and is committed to continuing to represent our clients with principle and proficiency.