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Andrew John Contiguglia

Andrew John Contiguglia

Investor | Business Advisor | Lawyer | Consultant to small and online businesses
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Criminal Law
  • California, Colorado, New York
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Biography

WHAT I DO: I counsel and advise small and medium sized businesses and influencers to gain legal advantages and protection by providing original, success-focused strategies and legal know-how. I help protect business owners from making legal mistakes by educating them with knowledge about the legal issues that affect them in business. Business that thrive include a lawyer as part of their success team.

WHO I WORK WITH: Since 1996 I have helped small, medium, and large businesses, local and online influencers navigate and avoid legal mistakes.

WHY IT WORKS: By providing original, success-focused strategies to help businesses grow, I educate business owners with general knowledge and information about the legal issues that affect them in their business. Owners can be more successful in business if they maintain a more detailed understanding about the legal issues they can encounter while running their businesses.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: My unique perspective as a trial lawyer and transactional attorney with almost 25 years of experience gives businesses an advantage when it comes to their long term goals and day to day operations. Education about the law empowers you with a framework to ask intelligent questions, take smart actions, and protect yourself, your customers, and your business future.

Want to schedule a business strategy session?
Contact me: ajc@contiguglia.com
Office: 303-780-7333
Website: www.contiguglia.com

Education
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Columbia University
B.A. (1992) | Political Science - International Affairs
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Professional Experience
Owner and President
The Contiguglia Law Firm, P.C.
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Quality legal and client care is our top priority. We are here to lead you through unfamiliar situations, guide you where we have skill and provide you with insight on your case. We will be approachable while maintaining a true direction to help you accomplish your goals. Each case is approached with individual care and concern. Bring us your problems, we'll help you fix them.
Managing Shareholder
Contiguglia / Fazzone, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Miller & Steiert, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Andrew Contiguglia on School Search and Seizure Case
The Legal Satyricon
Speaking Engagements
Social Media Law, First Amendment Lawyer's Association, Denver, CO
Phoenix Forum
The Defense Attorney Perspective, Nat'l Assoc. of Robbery Detectives, Vail, CO
Phoenix Forum
Legal Panel / Legal Update, Phoenix Forum, Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Forum
Speaker on legal panel for legal update; discussed business law related issues, GDPR, privacy, and IP updates;
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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New York State Bar
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First Amendment Lawyer's Association
Member / Fmr. President
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Colorado State Bar  # 26901
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Colorado
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New York
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10th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency Fees are utilized in my clients' personal injury cases.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Entertainment & Sports Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. What kind of lawyer do I need? I own an assisted living home and one of my clients fell and they are sueing me
A: Assuming you are insured, you should tender the complaint to your insurance company and open a claim. Depending on the type of policy you have, they will likely assign a defense attorney to defend the action on your company's behalf. If you are uninsured, you will be required to hire a defense attorney to defend your organization. Under Colorado law, business entities are required to be represented by counsel.
Q. If a company allows a third party to under bid a current contract, is that bid rigging?
A: If you have a signed contract, then you have a signed contract. The terms will control termination and whether you will be obligated to lower your bid in the event someone underbids. But perhaps you get a right to match or get out of the deal. But this is all contract-driven. If there is a signed agreement, neither party can breach it unless it wants to face a lawsuit and damages. You would have to evaluate what your damages are going to be. As for bid-rigging, it could be if it can be proven that the parties manipulating the value of the deal are "in on it" together.
Q. If we are not legally required in Colorado to speak to police/open the door, how can a warrant be issued
A: You’ve asked a number of different quests over a few different posts. i will try to compound everything in to one answer to you don’t have to go to multiple places to get an answers.

Warrants are based on a very low legal standard called “probable cause.” There is no requirement that a police officer speak to an accused before getting a warrant. And if the accused was my client, i would say not to speak to the police anyway. So, really all that is needed is someone stating that he/she has been the victim of a crime. If there is any form of corroborating evidence, like another kid who was sent a buttock picture from your friend’s son, that would likely be enough. The interview stage is a great opportunity for the police to get the kid to confess, making their job that much easier. There’s much less to prove when you have a confession.

Now, getting in to the substance of the case, you raise an interesting point about privacy. If the image was shared around originally, then there might not be a privacy issue at play. But, this will be very factually specific. People can give consent to certain amounts of privacy and not others. Which means, for example, you can use the photo for your own personal reasons, but you can’t share it with your friends. And who knows what people are saying or what exactly the police are investigating. No one will know until the reports are reviewed.

Then there begs the obvious question, if this picture had images of someone under the age of 18, then that is possession and distribution of child pornography, which is a whole event animal.
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Videos
Facing legal issues in business? What are the top 10 legal issues in business? Over the years, I have identified the Top 10 legal issues in business, that owners should consider.   Business Plans. Business plans are not a legal requirement. However, business organizations should clearly define their business Legal Issues in Business -- Top 10

Facing legal issues in business? What are the top 10 legal issues in business? Over the years, I have identified the Top 10 legal issues in business, that owners should consider. Business Plans. Business plans are not a legal requirement. However, business organizations should clearly define their business

Doing business with friends can always be difficult. Many people ask who should you start a business with, or how to start a business. The hardest struggle with starting a business with a friend or family member is identifying the duties and responsibilities of the parties to the business. Don't forget to accurately, and adequately define each party's role in the business. Doing Business with Friends

Doing business with friends can always be difficult. Many people ask who should you start a business with, or how to start a business. The hardest struggle with starting a business with a friend or family member is identifying the duties and responsibilities of the parties to the business. Don't forget to accurately, and adequately define each party's role in the business.

Why do you need a contract lawyer? Why should you pay an attorney for a contract you are going to use once? Well, the hope is that you will utilize a contract on more than one occasion. Every deal you enter into should be defined and documented. Take the time to break down the deal points and get the items on paper. Contract Lawyer - why you need one.

Why do you need a contract lawyer? Why should you pay an attorney for a contract you are going to use once? Well, the hope is that you will utilize a contract on more than one occasion. Every deal you enter into should be defined and documented. Take the time to break down the deal points and get the items on paper.

What is the jury trial process? When should you consider going to jury trial? Remember, it's always a risk vs. reward analysis. In this video I discuss the jury trial process and pose the concern: If you want to go to jury trial, be willing to lose. If you are, then a jury trial is right for you. If not, then work out a resolution to your case. The jury trial process is always a crapshoot. There are no guarantees. Jury Trial Process

What is the jury trial process? When should you consider going to jury trial? Remember, it's always a risk vs. reward analysis. In this video I discuss the jury trial process and pose the concern: If you want to go to jury trial, be willing to lose. If you are, then a jury trial is right for you. If not, then work out a resolution to your case. The jury trial process is always a crapshoot. There are no guarantees.

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