Aug 1, 2017 - Moving the Needle for Diverse Clientele

Welcome Henry Baskerville!

Our firm is thrilled to add award-winning trial lawyer Henry Baskerville to our elite team. Henry Baskerville is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on white collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, government contracts, and construction law. 

He has significant experience defending individuals and businesses facing governmental scrutiny all the way from the investigation stage through appeals. In the civil context, Henry has represented clients in facing a variety of issues from fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty to simple breaches of contract, on both the plaintiff and defense side. He often represents parties in disputes over the governance of small businesses. He also helps businesses avoid litigation by serving as their outside general counsel. 

Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America, Henry is an accomplished attorney who will add depth and expertise to our thriving practice. You can read Henry’s full bio here.

Successful Client Results

Congratulations to Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center, LLC for breaking ground on a world-class aquatic training facility in Colorado Springs. Fortis ensured this venture was protected by legal safeguards by advising on the land purchase, raising private capital from investors, drafting tenant lease agreements and negotiating and closing bank debt financing which included an SBA loan.  

Our firm’s tenacity was crucial to selling an insurance brokerage company’s six-figure book of business to a strategic buyer. Our client was granted favorable tax terms and industry-specific provisions including an earn-out, non-compete, and on-going independent contractor agreement.   

Fortis represented a Spanish venture capital firm for a $1 million Series A investment in a California technology start-up and assisted with the negotiation and implementation of certain financing and commercial agreements to both protect our client and help the start-up prosper.   
Collaborative work from our litigation attorneys won a motion to dismiss on behalf of an Adams County landowner who was sued regarding sub tenancy rights in a lease agreement. Resolving four of five claims in favor of our client, the dismissal was based on several legal theories involving the lease language and ability to sublease to a potential marijuana business subtenant.   

Fortis represented an executive officer in a multi-million dollar leveraged buyout of a telecom and technology solutions company through a tax efficient two-step stock acquisition and merger deal structure.    

Have You Heard?

Our very own Julie Herzog will share her expertise on securities law as a featured presenter at the annual Colorado Business Law Institute this September. Learn more about this insightful event and register at http://cle.cobar.org/business-law-institute/