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Representative Cases

Boyle/Apelman offers representation in commercial transactions and disputes. Our clients range from individuals to mid-sized and established corporations, large, publicly-traded organizations, associations and foundations. We also provide local counsel services for national law firms.

As a small firm with big-firm clients, we have an enviable record of success in a wide range of fields. In recent years we:

  • Filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of a Colorado software development company whose patents were infringed.
  • Represented a real estate broker against federal criminal charges of mortgage fraud.
  • Represented a Colorado company which settled claims against it brought by a former employee. After the former employee refused to follow the agreed-upon settlement agreement, we filed suit in Colorado state court to enforce the settlement. We won in the trial court, and again in the Court of Appeals, and again in the Colorado Supreme Court. Yaekle v. Creative Door. (In this case, the Colorado Supreme Court decided an important issue concerning the scope and interpretation of the Colorado Dispute Resolution Act, a mediation statute used by thousands of practitioners every year.)
  • Defended a Colorado business against claims brought by a former employee, and obtained an award of attorney fees against the former employee and his lawyer.
  • Represented a real estate developer whose property was improperly condemned.
  • Representing a Denver retailer, sued an insurance carrier which denied coverage for damages to our client’s inventory caused by a leaking roof.
  • Represented a plaintiff against the manufacturer of a hot water heater for wrongful death due to defective design. We reached a favorable settlement before trial. The manufacturer prevailed in trial against another victim.
  • Assisted in the representation of a Texas trucking company sued in Colorado for negligent hiring when one of its drivers was involved in a fatal accident on Interstate 25.
  • Represented a software development company against claims that it violated the Colorado Trade Secrets Act.
  • Brought claims on behalf of the former employee of a Colorado company under an employment agreement and under the Colorado Wage Claim Act.
  • Defended the wholly-owned subsidiary of a Fortune 50 company against claims brought under the Colorado Premises Liability Act after an employee died in a factory accident.
  • Represented a multi-national pharmacuetical company against claims that one of its vaccines injured a child.
  • Represented an Illinois Bank against charges brought under the federal False Claims Act for alleged bank fraud in connection with SBA loans.
  • Represented the former President of a $3.0 billion a year chemical and fertilizer company against claims brought by the SEC.
  • Represented a Colorado dentist in an action against his license brought by the Colorado Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Defended a Fortune 50 company against USDA administrative citations for violations of the Federal Meat Inspection Act relating to ecoli bacteria in beef.
  • Advised a major national sports franchise when one of its key players was charged with a crime in Colorado.
  • Represented the owner of a national sports franchise on business-related issues.
  • Represented a Fortune 50 company in a major fraud action against a foreign supplier.
  • Hired to assist with the briefing at the U.S. Supreme Court level on a major securities case.
  • Represented a neighborhood association in its fight to preserve a square block from development.
  • Assisted in the defense of a national timber company charged with criminal violations of the Clean Air Act.
  • Assisted in the defense of a Boulder, Colorado couple investigated and ultimately exonerated in the death of their young daughter.
  • Assisted in the defense of a former Congressional candidate charged with violating the Alien Sedition Act. .
  • Assisted in the defense of a Colorado newspaper sued for defamation.
  • Represented a national bank against allegations of accounting fraud by the FDIC.
  • Represented the President of a Nebraska bank against a federal criminal indictment alleging banking and accounting crimes, ultimately obtaining a complete dismissal of all counts.
  • Obtained judgment on behalf of the former CFO of an oil and gas company and used post-judgment remedies to collect monies due under his employment agreement.
  • Represented the former CFO of a private investment firm in a FINRA investigation and against a federal lawsuit filed against him in the District of Connecticut.
  • Represented the terminated President of an alternative fuels company in his efforts to recover compensation due under a Change in Control agreement.
  • Represented the heir of an estate in a bitterly contest probate matter.
  • Represented a coffee company in a federal trademark dispute in the District of Colorado.
  • Represented the Trustee in the largest probate action filed in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Represented the name partner of a prominent California law firm against claims of legal malpractice.
  • Represented the owner of an office building in a dispute with a major tenant. Resolved the matter by negotiating and drafting a new commercial lease agreement and keeping the tenant in place.
  • Represented the Trustee of a Supplemental Needs Trust in probate litigation against claims of wrongdoing and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented a large national company in litigation relating to the scope and enforceability of D&O policies and issues of indemnification.
  • Negotiated employment agreements for top executives at numerous companies, often in connection with leveraged buy-outs.