Liz is a partner in Fortis’s litigation and employment law practice groups. She counsels individuals and companies of all sizes, from family-run businesses to Fortune 100 companies. She regularly advises CBD, construction, and technology companies, as well as individuals and companies in a wide range of other industries.
Liz is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on complex commercial litigation and employment law. Before joining Fortis, Liz practiced law in New York City, worked at another Denver law firm, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Martinez at the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Liz has assisted individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of disputes, including breach of contract, labor and employment disputes, alter ego, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other business torts, and commercial evictions. She has tried cases in Colorado and New York and has handled appeals with the Tenth Circuit and the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Liz also frequently helps homeowners and businesses manage and solve legal disputes involving construction defects and mechanics’ liens.
Liz is a skilled employment lawyer and enjoys helping businesses and employees navigate labor and employment laws. She works with her clients to proactively mitigate the risk of future employment claims both on the front end with confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements and on the back end with separation and release agreements.
When litigation is unavoidable, Liz has experience representing both sides of disputes regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wrongful termination, and wage and hour (FLSA) claims.
Liz’s employment practice includes drafting employment and independent contractor agreements and employee handbooks and advising employers on labor issues, such as collective bargaining and Department of Labor appeals.
As Fortis Law Partners’ Pro Bono Partner, Liz enjoys giving back to the community through her pro bono practice. She has represented asylum seekers and minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, assisted domestic violence victims in obtaining civil protection orders, is an active participant in the Federal Limited Scope Appearance Program and the Federal Pro Se Clinic, and represents various nonprofit arts organizations in various legal disputes through Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.
Liz is passionate about classical music and supporting the Colorado Symphony. She is the Chair of the Colorado Symphony Associate Board, which oversees the Crescendo Society of Young Professionals. Liz previously served as Vice-Chair of the Board and was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA). In addition, she is a member of the CBCA Leadership Arts Alumni Association.
She enjoys running, cycling, and playing the piano in her free time.
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