Steven M. Bush

Steve Bush is an experienced attorney who emphasizes business and corporate law, commercial transactions, employment law, franchises, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. Steve also helps his individual clients with business succession and exit planning and estate planning.

Steve has been quoted in or has written articles for The Colorado Lawyer, The Denver Business Journal, The Boulder County Business Report, and Today’s Restaurant News, and other local and regional publications. Steve is also a frequent speaker at business and professional conventions, trade shows, and seminars.

Steve is the author of Introduction to the Exit Transaction, described as “A Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating, Documenting, and Closing a Sale and Purchase Transaction for the Business Owner or Buyer.” Steve wrote the book to assist both buyers and sellers navigate the complex process of selling a business.

Steve graduated from the University of Denver College of Law, where he concentrated in business and real estate law. Steve obtained his undergraduate degree with magna cum laude honors. Steve has practiced law in a variety of settings, including government, private practice, and corporate positions.

Immediately prior to opening his current practice, Steve started and operated the Denver “Mr. Handyman” franchise and was awarded the Franchisee of the Year and Top Performer awards for the entire worldwide system. Steve successfully sold the business in 2003, and he now brings his legal and business experience to bear on helping his clients effectively develop and execute plans for their businesses.

Steve is a member of the Colorado and Jefferson County Bar Associations and of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries. Steve has served as Treasurer of the Colorado Public Expenditure Research Council, as an instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, as a counselor for the Small Business Development Center affiliated with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, as a Director of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries, on various committees of the Association for Corporate Growth, and as Chairman of the Black Diamond Ball Committee for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.


Professional Experience

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Many of Steve’s clients have said that Steve doesn’t act like a typical lawyer. …In fact, if you really want to know his passion ask him about his family, snowboarding or mountain biking.

Steve Bush’s best clients have a few things in common.

They all value his advice, they appreciate who he is as a person, and they usually become friends.

If you prefer to rely on a trusted advisor to counsel you with your business, look around our web site and then pick up the phone and give Steve a call at 303-831-1411.

 

Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill has a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado at Denver and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Development Practice from Regis University.

She has lived and worked in Taiwan, Antarctica, and Mexico. She loves to hike, read, and study Spanish.

Testimonials

Steve Bush is the attorney that I use for contracts. He spends time to get the essence of what your trying to accomplish, more so than going through a catalog of previously authored paragraphs, hoping something fits.”

~ Richard Lefebvre, President, American Kingpin Specialists, LLC

“Steven Bush was highly recommended by an executive who is a mutual colleague. After interviewing various attorneys and law firms, we opted to engage the services of Steven Bush to draft very complex legal documents license agreements, operating agreements, non-compete and indemnification agreements, subscription agreements, company formation, and others for multiple… companies and persons. Steven’s legal, business, and accounting acumen surfaced early in the process and were integral to the drafting of these complicated instruments that could have legal consequences for many years. I would highly recommend the legal services of Steven Bush to any company executive or business owner, whether for simple business contracts, or more complex legal documents.”

~ Robert Makari, CEO

“Steve reviewed all of my franchise documents and contracts, condensing 400+ pages into a succinct summary with recommendations for points where I should receive more clarity, and areas that I could negotiate with the franchisor. I have reviewed a lot of contracts in my corporate roles, but working with Steve helped me confidently evaluate the documents with a better understanding of the language and agreements that are somewhat unique to the franchising world.”

~ Sarah Brown, MBA, PMP, Franchise Specialist

“I hired Steve in 2005. I was creating a new small business with no previous business experience. Steve helped setup our corporations, as well as giving advice to seek others to help with the initial setup of our company. Because of this early advice we started with a great foundation and our company today is doing very well. We continue to use Steve as our company attorney and we have a great relationship with his firm.”

~ Tom Thwaites, Owner, Coda Coffee Co.

“We have used Steve Bush and his law firm since 2005. During that time Steve has provided expert advice in the start up and legal matters for 11 of our business ventures. I highly recommend Steve and his law firm.”

~ Eric Kenealy, Chairman/CEO, Novarus Capital Group, Inc.

“I have kept in touch with Steve over many years as I’ve managed my company. He has proven to be a key contact to lean on to ensure I am acting within the law as a corporate entity. He is consistent and available with his expert counsel.”

~ Dean Hanson, President, ECSD, Inc.

Our Perfect Client

Steve has a passion for helping closely-held and family owned businesses make good decisions and grow and protect their businesses.

Steve is best working with businesses that have up to $ 25 million in annual revenue or up to 49 employees.

Our Team of Trusted Advisors

Picture your business as a fine piece of interwoven fabric. Every thread is an integral part of your business yet we all have experienced that certain ones can start to unravel in various areas. We look to various trusted advisors to assist us when these unraveling situations arise. We are confident you can understand the importance of working with multiple trusted advisors who are each an expert in their field to help you solve specific problems in your business.

Steve has assembled a team of trusted advisors who he has personally vetted. Steve will be pleased to introduce these professionals to help you in the following areas:

  • Business and corporate tax
  • Finance, equity and borrowing
  • Accounting, controls and bookkeeping
  • Operations and management
  • Land and real estate purchases and leases
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Employment, recruiting and payroll
  • Identifying and improving value drivers
  • Employee and management team retention and incentives
  • Succession and exit planning
  • Selling and buying a business
  • Computer technology and communications
  • Insurance
  • Employee benefits
  • Wealth accumulation and preservation
  • Business valuations