Paperbark Law is a boutique law firm with practice areas in franchising, business, contracts, and prenuptial agreements.
Paperbark Law is a boutique law firm whose founding attorney was the CEO of a national franchise for 10 years. Our practice areas include franchise law, business law, contracts, and prenuptial agreements.
We have reviewed and written franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents for a wide variety of franchises, from international brands and local start-ups. We work with franchisors and franchisees across the country.
In addition to franchise law, we also work with small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of legal . Our business attorneys enjoy assisting clients in all areas of transactional business law, from creating an LLC or corporation to negotiating asset buy-outs and everything in between.
We also draft prenuptial agreements for couples in Colorado. For us, a prenuptial agreement is more like a business contract, at least from the client's point of view.ÃÂ We don't want to talk about divorce; we want to talk about how to best arrange the couples' business, their income, their assets, their liabilities. We sort out what belongs to who and how things are going to work during the marriage.
Our primary focus is to provide transparent and approachable legal counsel without pretension. Most of our projects are billed on a flat-rate basis so that you'll know exactly the fee before we even begin.
3300 E. 1st Ave
Denver CO 80206
FDD Reviews Entity Formations Contract Reviews Business Contract Drafting Prenuptial Agreements
Karen Cockrill, the founding attorney of Paperbark Law, was a successful franchisor for 10 years before becoming a franchise attorney. In 2006, she started a local dog walking company which she grew into a nationally-recognized franchise with operations in over 20 states. As the company franchisor, she oversaw the entire franchise network including drafting and negotiating the franchise agreement, supporting the franchise owners, and preparing the Franchise Disclosure Document for state filings. The franchise received numerous national awards, including being recognized as a Franchise 500 company by Entrepreneur Magazine for 4 consecutive years. It also received the designation as Best Pet Care Franchise and Top Low Cost Franchise by the magazine.
After selling the franchise to private investors, Ms. Cockrill worked as a franchising consultant while simultaneously earning her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
As a franchise and business attorney, her focus is in helping other entrepreneurs with the legal support they need. Karen is licensed to practice law in Colorado and the District of Columbia.
Bar Number: 52050
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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