Denver, Colorado

Tenacious, trusted advisors

We provide business and select private clients with legal and advisory services to optimize financial outcomes and personal justice.

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Introduction

Our multidisciplinary attorneys have earned the reputation of delivering innovative, cost-effective legal solutions.

Since 2004, BRUFF KENTISH, LTD. has been providing specialized, legal and related advisory services to our clients. We are a dynamic, forward-thinking firm.

Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA with multidisciplinary solutions a cornerstone of our practice. We understand the solution to the problem may not be framed solely as a matter of law.

Where business meets life

Why Choose Us

Discover the difference

We take pride in our approach. While we may not have an impressive art collection, nor will you find us up on a billboard, we boast a seasoned team dedicated to offering practical advice in business, commercial, real estate, and personal law.

Our collaborative spirit drives us, emphasizing both core expertise and unwavering integrity. We have the honor of having a majority, referral-based practice built upon long-term relationships with our clients and colleagues.

We are committed to client communication. We embrace new technology to increase efficiency and support fair pricing. We are tenacious in our commitment to your cause, fighting hard yet fair.

We are proud to serve as your bannerman.

What We Have Done

Selected highlights

Private Client Services

Successfully represented trust against contingent beneficiary’s attempt to attack and receive trust assets.

Private Client Services

Representing Plaintiff in US District Court, District of Colorado, in 1st party common and and statutory bad-faith claims, including breach of contract against automobile insurer related to traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Natural Resources & Energy

Led Australian global resource company on its preliminary due diligence investigation related to purchase of lithium assets and related leases in Argentina.

Business & Commercial

Advised next-gen air quality monitoring company on its $1.25M Series A equity raise.

Insurance Disputes

Successfully represented homeowner in claim against property insurance company that failed to pay for damages resulting from a water leak

Insurance Disputes

Filed complaint on behalf of clients against roofing contractor and its insurance company for breach of contact, and negligence; disposition pending.

Business & Commercial

Advised numerous health care companies establish new ventures and SPVs including entity selection, operating and professional services agreement, on-going corporate governance, commercial agreements, including SaaS licensing and related IP.

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Filed complaint against client’s HOA, contractor, and property management company for negligence, violations of Colorado’s Common Interest Ownership Act, breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, breach of fiduciary duty and duties of good faith; settled prior to trial.

Natural Resources & Energy

Innovatively solved $3M wastewater treatment plant/leachate field replacement requirement by negotiating and permitting a 99-year ground lease for beneficial reuse/surface discharge of treated wastewater for agricultural (orchard irrigation).

Private Client Services

Represented private client with respect to wage theft claim and unjust enforcement of non-compete agreement; matter favorably settled.

Real Estate

Represented buyers and sellers in over $15M in residential sales transactions in last 24 months.

Real Estate

Represented residential Buyer successfully obtain a return of his earnest money deposit by Seller following purchase agreement dispute.

Private Client Services

Advise family office on trust administration, asset sales, provide trustee fiduciary services.

Business & Commercial

Advised South American hydrogeology company on its wholly-owned United States subsidiary formation, advised on structure, tax and related legal governance.

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Filed successful declaratory judgment action in US District Court, District of Colorado, holding deed restriction clauses were unreasonable restraints on alienation and void ab initio as a matter of law; upheld on appeal to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Business & Commercial

Resolved long-standing $6M commercial dispute resulting in settlement and release agreement; crafted innovative solution with adverse counterparty resulting in new $7M purchase and sale agreement.

Insurance Disputes

Filed action in CO District Court, Denver, against client’s landlord and property management company for violations of Colorado’s warranty of habitability, wrongful withholding of security deposit and unjust enrichment.  Favorably settled for treble damages.

Real Estate

Represented client in CO District Court for breach of contract, suit on account, unjust enrichment, to foreclose mechanics lien and for damages for client with respect to residential construction project; received favorable settlement.

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Successfully defended multi-million breach of contract matter for large NM ranch owner in US District Court, District of New Mexico.

Business & Commercial

Advised software company on its acquisition of a competitor, including related licensing of its intellectual property, including structure and definitive agreements.

Real Estate

Represented family office on real estate asset sales, trust administration and fiduciary services.

Business & Commercial

Structured, negotiated and drafted definitive documentation for complex $15M cross-boundary stock purchase, including addressing and resolving stock exchange delisting and regulatory requirements of Canadian target company.

Real Estate

Advised multiple sellers on Section 1031 Internal Revenue Code ("like-kind") tax exchange transactions

Business & Commercial

Negotiated and drafted agreements and related subscription documentation for €75M bond offering for global resource company.

Natural Resources & Energy

Advised water resource company on non-tributary water right acquisitions and related beneficial reuse applications.

Natural Resources & Energy

Acquisition of numerous ‘first-ever’ regulatory approvals and associated beneficial reuse permits with respect to resource recovery, brine and concentrate fluid treatment, and related beneficial reuse.

Business & Commercial

Advised healthcare company on creation of a $16M national laboratory technology transfer healthcare network, established founding network structure, agreements and governance.

Real Estate

Filed complaint in CO District Court against client’s landlord and property management company for violations of Colorado’s warranty of habitability, wrongful withholding of security deposit and unjust enrichment.  Favorably settled for treble damages.

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Led and managed a $60M American Arbitration Association (AAA) intellectual property arbitration under procedures for Large, Complex Commercial Disputes, regarding definition of bundled licensed product IP dispute.

Private Client Services

Represented family on the restructuring and subsequent listing of their third-generation business

Business & Commercial

Serve as general outside counsel to numerous technology, software, health care, and resource companies.

Natural Resources & Energy

Structured and drafted US$90M convertible note, redemption, and conversion agreement for recapitalization of global resource company.

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Represented client in CO District Court on behalf of clients against roofing contractor and its insurance company for breach of contract, and negligence; disposition pending.

Natural Resources & Energy

Advised on strategic joint-venture for two $10M green-field built centralized brine water treatment facilities (negotiated joint-venture subsidiary legal structures and agreements, acquired all regulatory permits for facilities including water discharge, air emission and site permits, served on boards of directors of each SPV subsidiary).

Natural Resources & Energy

Led intellectual property negotiation and drafting of worldwide technology master license for all fields of use (FOU’s) for recently patented water treatment technology from 1st tier university.

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