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CRAIG'S NEWS & UPDATES


Craig T. Watrous Continuing Service as Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce Ambassador


Bilingual Attorney Craig T. Watrous Providing Pro Bono Services at Mi Casa Legal Night


Craig T. Watrous to Mentor in SSLC's and CHBA's Event

 



craig.jpgCraig T. Watrous, Partner

(se habla español e  FALA PORTUGUES) 

direct: 303.722.2165
cwatrous@mlmw-law.com

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Craig focuses his practice on business and commercial law, transactions, litigation, contracts, real estate, and corporate law. He represents businesses and individuals. His clients come from a wide range of industries including: manufacturing, engineering, environmental services & remediation, restaurants, construction, financial services and business consulting. He advises clients on a diverse range of business topics including: mergers and acquisitions, transactions, employment matters, consolidations, non-competition agreements, planning and operational legal problems, distribution, franchising, dealerships, import/export issues, business formation, and general environmental matters. He also helps clients in the negotiation and resolution of disputes, including all phases of litigation and trial. 

Craig is licensed to practice in Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Tax Court, and is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Along with his practice, Craig is actively involved with many professional and trade organizations, including the Colorado Bar Association's Real Estate Law, International Law and Business Law sections, the CBA Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee, the Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court, the Tulane and University of Colorado Alumni Associations, and the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce. Craig is also an active member of the Colorado Bar Association's Ethics Committee.  

He is a legal lecturer and regularly presents seminars on business law topics to various organizations such as the National Association of Purchasing Management - Denver (NAPM) and legal associations. He also donates his time pro bono for numerous state and local organizations. Craig has an MBA and is tri-lingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and English and has spent considerable time working and studying overseas. He has international business experience in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining MLMW, Craig worked with a US based wind energy company on a wind farm study and development project in Puerto Rico; worked with the Colorado Governor's Energy Office on policy review and analysis concerning Colorado legislation related to renewable energy and energy efficiency laws for commercial and residential real estate; worked as a production coordinator for a film production company in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and consulted for a Venezuelan company regarding US market penetration and expansion.

Craig received his Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Environmental Law and his Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. He was a member of the Tulane Moot Court National Trial Team and worked for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. Craig clerked for the Hon. Judge Gilbert Gutierrez of the 19th Judicial District Court in Weld County, Colorado. He has a Certificate in Mediation and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Tulane University and the Humboldt University Law School of Berlin, Germany. Craig also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish Literature) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film Production) from the University of Colorado. He loves the outdoors and enjoys skiing, fly fishing, climbing and mountain biking.

Practice Mix: 50% Litigation - 50% Transactional


SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS 

  • A Rose by Any Other Name: Employees v. Independent Contractors  - CLE Legal Seminar presented to the American Immigration Attorneys Association (AILA) Colorado Chapter, January 13, 2016
  • Guest Judge - Trout Tank Business Competition at the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, February 24, 2015 
  • Professional Advisory Panel Member at the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, July 10, 2014 and October 15, 2015
  • ISM Denver - Winter Seminar, Legal Seminar on: Purchase Orders, Contracts, Lawsuits, Warranties, Leases, Professional Services Agreements, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Contract Risks, Denver National Association of Purchasing Management/Institute for Supply Management (ISM), February 8, 2014
  • Legal Insights for the Supply Professional, Denver National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), January 16, 2014
  • Business Legal Essentials Seminar Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, November 4, 2013 and August 7, 2013
  • Startup Basics - Legal Presentation  Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, September 26, 2013; January 1, 2013; March 11, 2013; and June 3, 2013

Somos bilingües y representamos a empresas e individuos hispanohablantes

Craig se centra su práctica en derecho empresarial y comercial, transacciones, contratos, derecho corporativo, litigios y bienes inmuebles. Él representa empresas e individuos. Sus clientes provienen de una amplia gama de industrias, incluyendo: la fabricación, servicios ambientales, remediación ambiental, la ingeniería, los restaurantes, la construcción, los servicios financieros y consultoría de negocios. Craig asesora a sus clientes en una amplia variedad de temas de negocios que incluyen: transacciones nacionales e internacionales, consolidaciones corporativos, acuerdos de no competencia, fusiones y adquisiciones, la planificación operativa, distribución, franquicias, concesionarios, la creación de empresas, problemas de importación y exportación y cuestiones sobre leyes medioambientales. También asesora a sus clientes en la negociación y la resolución de disputas, incluyendo, todas las fases de litigios.

Craig está licenciado en Colorado, la United States District Court for the District of Colorado, la United States Tax Court, y es miembro de los Colorado y  Denver Bar Associations. Junto con su práctica, Craig está activamente involucrado con varias organizaciones profesionales y comerciales, incluyendo: Colorado Bar Association's Real Estate Law, International Law and Business Law sections, CBA Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee, Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court, Tulane y University of Colorado Alumni Associations y el Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce. Craig es un miembro también del Colorado Bar Association's Ethics Committee. Es conferenciante legal y regularmente presenta seminarios sobre temas de derecho de negocios para diversas organizaciones, como: National Association of Purchasing Management - Denver (NAPM) y varias associaciones de abogados. Él también dona su tiempo pro bono (gratis) para numerosas organizaciones estatales y locales.

Craig tiene un MBA y es trilingüe en español, portugués e inglés y ha dedicado mucho tiempo a trabajar y estudiar en el extranjero. Él tiene experiencia en negocios internacionales en México, Argentina, España, Colombia y Puerto Rico. Antes de unirse a Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous, Craig trabajó con una compañía de energía eólica con sede en EE.UU. en un estudio de campos eólicos y proyectos de desarrollo en Puerto Rico; trabajó con The Governor’s Energy Office of Colorado en la revisión y el análisis sobre la legislación de Colorado relacionada con las leyes de eficiencia energética y energía renovable para propiedades comerciales y residenciales; trabajó como coordinador de producción de cine para una empresa cinematográfica en Buenos Aires, Argentina; y consultó por una empresa Venezolana con respecto a la penetración de mercado de Estados Unidos y la exportación. 

Craig recibió su doctorado de Juris Doctor con un Certificado en Derecho Ambiental y su Maestría en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Tulane. Fue miembro de la Selección Nacional de Tulane’s Moot Court y trabajó para la Clínica de Derecho Ambiental de Tulane. Craig hizo una pasantía para el Hon. Judge Gilbert Gutierrez del 19th Judicial District Court en Weld County, Colorado. Él tiene un Certificado en Mediación y un Certificado en Modalidades Alternativas de Solución de Conflictos de la Universidad de Tulane y la Facultad de Derecho de Humboldt-Universität en Berlín, Alemania. Craig también tiene una Licenciatura en Artes (Literatura Española) y una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes (Film Production) de la Universidad de Colorado.

Él ama el aire libre y disfruta del esquí, pesca a mosca, escalada en roca y ciclismo de montaña.