Rick Zier – 970.482.2255

Business / Contracts

If you start or acquire a business, you need to assess liability risks. Mr. Zier will advise you concerning the type of business organization that is best for you, e.g., partnership, corporation, limited liability entity, etc. He’ll provide the documents needed to establish your business in the State of Colorado and will counsel you regarding ongoing tasks you must accomplish.

Business Purchase / Sale / Succession

Mr. Zier will assist you in buying or selling a business. He has represented many buyers and sellers, and has also frequently acted as escrow agent for business sales. His drafting services include:

  • Purchase / sale agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Bills of sale and assignments
  • Corporate resolutions
  • Settlement sheets

In addition, he conducts closings and ensures that collateral for seller financing is properly perfected and that any taxes that are due from business sales are paid.

If you wish to arrange for a family member, a friend, or a key employee to accede to the ownership or control of your business, Mr. Zier will guide you in the direction you need to go. This issue sometimes arises during estate planning, and he will make sure all of your plans complement one another. (See Estate Planning)


Deals. Bargains. Understandings. These are the cornerstone of economics. When people make promises to each other about things that are important to them, intending to rely on them, it is essential that they be reflected accurately in good documents. Mr. Zier is accomplished at this.

He listens, asks questions to establish the full intent of the parties, and creates contracts that don’t contain holes or surprises and are enforceable without qualification. Clarity and succinctness are his hallmarks.

Business Set Up
Zier Law Offices LLC assists many types of business organizations from start-ups to substantial corporations. Legal guidance for setting up your business involves a number of steps, all of which are important and should not be overlooked. Rick Zier wants you to have all the information you need to select the best form of business structure for your endeavor.

For some general advantages and disadvantages please click here.