The strength of Allen & Vellone lies foremost in a carefully assembled legal team, attorneys who are among Colorado's most accomplished in these practice areas: Bankruptcy, Business Transaction Law, and Commercial Litigation.
The firm is strategically sized: sufficiently staffed to offer exceptional representation in complex and often integrated practice areas; small enough to adapt to every client's objectives and expectations. Sophisticated and aggressive legal representation has resulted in long-lasting client relationships and respect among peers. Since 1993, Allen & Vellone has been building toward its reputation today as one of the Rocky Mountain region's finest firms.
1600 Stout Street
Denver CO 80202
Allen & Vellone offers a wealth of experience that safeguards your business interests today, and averts future conflicts. We're a partner in the success of your business.
We provide superior legal services during every life-cycle of a business, from formation to mergers to dissolution. Our clientele range from entrepreneurs and start-ups, to mid-sized companies and Fortune 500's. The transactional lawyers at Allen & Vellone provide careful legal planning and guidance in: contract negotiations, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, partnership, shareholder, supplier and licensing agreements, business and commercial transactions, and trademark and patent protection.
Kevin D. Allen's practice emphasizes employment law and commercial litigation. In the area of employment law, Mr. Allen is experienced in matters involving federal and state civil rights litigation, restrictive covenant and misappropriation of trade secrets litigation and other business tort litigation arising out of the employment setting. He is also experienced in providing counsel regarding a full range of other personnel and workplace issues, primarily on behalf of employers. Mr. Allen is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer since 2007.
-B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1975
-J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1978
ADMISSIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
-U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
-U.S. Tax Court
-Colorado Bar Association
-Denver Bar Association
ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
-Co-presenter: "Between a Softrock and a Hard Place: The Supreme Court Revisits the Definition of an Independent Contractor." Sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, May 2014.
-Presenter: Social Media in the Workplace; Sterling Educational Services, April 2013. (Download PDF) (Download PowerPoint)
-Presenter: Saturn Systems, Inc. v. Militaire: Employers Run Rings Around Employees, and Other Recent Cases from the Non-Compete Solar System. Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, April 2011
-Co-Presenter: Employment Contract Issues: Independent Contractor v. Employee and Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements, Boulder Area Human Resources Association Annual Legal and Benefit Update, August 2009.
-Author: "What's New with the Family and Medical Leave Act," Boulder Area Human Resources Association News (April 2009).
-Presenter: Non-Compete Agreements and the Phoenix Capital Case: Into the Voidable, Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, February 2009.
-Presenter: Protecting Employment at Will; Developments in FMLA Compliance and Overlap of ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation, Sterling Education Services, June 2007.
-Presenter: Duty of Loyalty and Preparations to Compete, Colorado Bar Association Labor Law Section, February 2007.
-Presenter: Safeguarding Managers and Supervisors - Including Yourself - from Individual Liability for Violations of the FMLA, Council on Education in Management, March 2005, November 2005 and February 2006.
-Co-Author: "The Duty of Loyalty and Preparations to Compete" 34 Colorado Lawyer 61 (November, 2005).
-Presenter: What to do When Employees Leave for a Competitor: Protecting Valuable Business Interests, Colorado Personnel Law Update, Council on Education in Management, May and October 2005.
-Presenter: Analysis and Impact of Desert Palace v. Costa, Colorado Bar Association 2004 Annual Employment Law Conference Seminar, October 2004.
-Co-Author: "Dorman v. Petrol Aspen, Inc.: The Death of Employment at Will?" 25 Colorado Lawyer 97 (November, 1996).
-Author: "Annual Survey of Colorado Law, Civil Procedure," 1981, 1982 and 1983, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
-Member Colorado Bar Association
-Member Denver Bar Association
-Past Employer Co-Chairperson of the Employer of the Colorado Labor Law Forum, the Colorado Bar Association committee devoted to the study of labor and employment law issues.
University of California at Los Angeles
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