Business & Real Estate: In the complex documentation and defined circumstances involved with Business and Real Estate law, we provide successful outcomes for years to come. Our attorneys will work diligently to insure every line brings clarity and confidence in your investment.

Our Business Attorneys

 Elkus & Sisson, P.C. knows how crucial it is to have experienced lawyers representing you in all personal and professional needs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to give back to the communities in which we live and work by becoming trusted legal advisers and partners to our clients.  We strive and specialize in a promise to continually serve leaders in our community.

Our Clients Come First

At Elkus & Sisson, P.C. we take the time to provide the best possible care and develop long-term relationships with our clients. We also take pride in addressing our clients’ needs quickly and efficiently on all legal matters. We work with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies as well as individual officers, directors and partners of such companies on complex matters.

While we focus our practice on Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, we have been involved in projects throughout the country. Our attorneys do not simply identify legal obstacles and stumbling blocks; instead, we take the time to provide innovative, custom solutions and develop long-term relationships with our clients.

We also take pride in addressing our clients’ needs quickly and efficiently.

Our Business Law Practice

At Elkus & Sisson, P.C., our business law attorneys have experience in all types of business law, including (but not limited to):

Business formation law

Business transaction law

Business partnership disputes law

Contract disputes

Colorado employment law


Business Litigation Services

Business Formation

The decisions you make at the beginning of your new business are the most important as they can have long-term consequences for you and your business if they are not executed correctly.

Our experienced attorneys will meet with you and understand the long-term goals of your organization. We can determine what the best entity type for your organization is as well as help you register that business with both the Secretary of State.

We are also able to draft partnership agreements,  help you negotiate the initial business agreements, and help get your business started on the right foot.

Some business entities we have helped in the past include (but are not limited to):

General partnerships

LP (Limited Partnership)

LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

LLC (Limited Liability Company)


S Corporation

Once your business is established, we are able to continue helping your business with any other legal matters involving document drafting, operation agreements, contract disputes, or the litigation of commercial matters. We are your partners in business.


Contract Disputes

Our contract dispute lawyers have experience in a wide spectrum of contractual issues, including:

Commercial contract litigation

Buyer and seller disputes

Employment disputes

Shareholder disputes

In all services Elkus & Sisson, P.C. provide to our clients, our attorneys search for the most cost-effective course of action while still achieving the best possible outcome for all clients. This may include in or out of court arrangements as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through use of arbitration, mediation, neutral evaluation and other methods.

Employment Legal Issues

The legal team of Elkus & Sisson, P.C, offers experienced and dedicated legal representation to individuals, employees, employers, associations and business entities. This practice represents clients participating in a diverse range of private industries and engaging in a variety of capacities of local, state and federal governments.

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Mutually designed legal representation is provided to each client to address the unique legal challenges and objectives of each client. Such considerations include the client’s professional objectives, business perspective, financial position, and the private industry and/or government agency in issue.

With an emphasis on offering the highest quality service possible and supportive small-firm service, our Denver, Colorado, business law employment attorneys work with individuals and labor organizations to defend their interests in disputes involving:

  • Workplace injury and illness
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental security income
  • Long-term disability insurance disputes
  • Overtime disputes
  • Wage violations
  • Union representation
  • Contract negotiation and enforcement
  • Private and public sector labor union organizations
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Wrongful termination suits

For more information about our comprehensive Employment Law practice, contact our Denver, Colorado, employment law attorneys at Elkus & Sisson, P.C

Legal Business Transactions

The legal team of Elkus & Sisson, P.C, offers skilled counsel for an extensive range of legal services to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, closely held corporations and other profit and nonprofit corporations.

At Elkus & Sisson, P.C, our corporate Denver business transaction attorneys regularly represent clients in the following areas:


Buy-sell agreements

Business sales, mergers and acquisitions

Employment law matters

Employee policies and handbooks

Non-compete agreements

Employment agreements

Business financing

Corporate reorganization

Corporate formation

Commercial leasing

Our focus is on providing practical solutions to your business law problems. We tailor our legal solutions to the unique needs of each client to find a resolution efficiently and cost effectively.

Partnership Disputes

When owning a joint business trouble can arise when disputes arise.

This can mean a loss of revenue, assets, ownership of a business, or even the loss of a business entirely.

If you are facing legal problems with a business partner Elkus & Sisson, P.C. are experienced in helping come to an agreement as quickly as possible.

Whether you need to exit a business arrangement with as much capital intact as possible, or need to effectively remove a partner or board member due to a breach of a fiduciary duty or other issue, we can help.

We have experience in proving and defending duty of care and loyalty issues to shareholders, and other problems that threaten your interests.

Mechanic Liens

At Elkus & Sisson, P.C., we handle a wide variety of cases involving mechanic’s liens, construction liens and other sources of construction disputes. Mechanic’s liens can be filed by any contractor who provides services or performs work on a property for an added level of professional security while working on a job.

The general process for filing a mechanic's lien is as follows:

Make sure you have a solid contract that explains the work to be done and all the costs .

File a preliminary mechanic's lien or make the property owner aware of what a lien entails .

After work is completed, make documented efforts to collect the payment due.

If the property lawyer doesn't pay - contact one of our lawyers who can help you with filing a mechanic's lien.

Our experienced lawyers will work hard towards an amicable resolution to any dispute involving mechanic’s liens.

Our Real Estate Attorneys

Our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate, development, land use and financing. We take pleasure in applying our talents to all forms of real estate transactions including commercial and mixed-use development projects, oil and gas transactions, commercial leasing, financing, rights of way and many more. Our attorneys have worked on real estate deals ranging from simple retail leases up to development of complex urban infill projects and major industrial production facilities. Our skilled negotiators are adept with the tools of the trade and our due diligence team is unmatched in the industry.

Providing Experienced Real Estate Services

The members of our real estate and development team come from diverse backgrounds to provide a uniquely comprehensive understanding of all real estate matters. Our attorneys have practiced in large firms where they worked on heavy-industrial development projects, have worked for local water and sewer districts to gain an understanding of local needs and desires, and have even worked in large municipal planning offices drafting zoning codes. On a daily basis, our experience informs our expertise and helps us mitigate our clients’ risk.

We can help with virtually any real estate matter that arises. Our attorneys work with the parties involved to resolve disputes. We also undertake transactional work such as drafting sale contracts, assisting with financing issues and performing due diligence to ensure that clients receive good value for their investment.

Our Real Estate Law Practice

Our work includes:

Commercial Leasing




Land Use and Entitlements

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Title Matters

Local Government and Special Districts

Real estate litigation

Your Investment & Challenges

Home ownership has grown enormously in the last decade. From single-family homes to townhouses, condominiums and other multi unit properties, more people than ever are involved with real estate.

Unfortunately, real estate can also involve legal challenges. New construction, especially, can involve material and structural problems that need repair, and legal disputes that require resolution. Many residents in the Denver area and throughout Colorado face financial and quality-of-life problems resulting from real estate disputes and construction issues. Before you take on the expense of real estate repairs and other real estate issues, why not discuss your problem with one of our Denver real estate litigation attorneys?

Boulder Real Estate Dispute Attorneys

If you face a real estate dispute and feel litigation, arbitration, mediation or attorney-led negotiation may offer the best opportunity to protect your rights, contact the law firm of Elkus & Sisson, P.C. Whether your home or business is affected by ownership issues, construction problems, boundary concerns or other similar problem, our lawyers can meet with you, discuss your concerns, explain your options and chart your course.

The need for real estate litigation and other forms of dispute resolution can result from a broad range of issues. Common problems that can lead to real estate disputes include:

  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Contracts
  • Construction defects, including roofs, windows, siding and building envelope failure
  • Design defects and disputes
  • Bidding and award disputes
  • Buyer/seller agreements
  • Disclosure/nondisclosure issues
  • Real estate agent errors and misrepresentation
  • Warranty disputes
  • Construction delays and disruptions
  • Insurance disputes
  • Toxic and harmful mold
  • Water, moisture, sewer and drainage problems
  • Soil, slope, landslide, flood, erosion, mud and irrigation problems
  • Sidewalk and driveway problems
  • Poor workmanship

Dedicated to Justice

With over 15 years of experience, Elkus and Sisson, P.C. strives to give each of our clients the personalized attention they would get from a smaller firm with the experience and knowledge that a collaborative firm has to offer.

No matter what your legal issue, our responsibility is to provide you with individualized attention to help guide you through the legal process while keeping your goals in mind. Do not hesitate to contact us regarding your legal concerns and to learn how we can assist you in finding solutions to your legal issues.

Donald Sisson

Lead Counsel

Reid Elkus

Lead Counsel

Steve Mandelaris

Litigation and Appeals Attorney

Zachary Wagner

Complex Civil Litigation Attorney

Michael L Cheroutes Jr.

Family Law Attorney

Lucas Lorenz


Professionals of Elkus & Sisson, PC

Mr. Elkus’ representation of his clients range from individual and small businesses to very large corporations in several areas of the law. Having litigated a vast array of cases in matters including: complex security cases; breach of contract; breach of partnership matters; constructions defect, personal injury and criminal matters, Mr. Elkus provides confidence in every … Continue reading "Business Law"
Donald Sisson is an accomplished lead counsel with many successful outcomes in various areas of practice including Complex Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Litigation, Corporate Disputes, and Police Defense. Bringing confidence and poise to every case, Mr Sisson has provided numerous clients winning litigation practices. For the last several years, Mr. Sisson has represented … Continue reading "Business Law"