Eric J. Wessels
NAME: Eric J. Wessels
LEGAL FOCUS: Business law, contracts, criminal defense, criminal appeals, administrative law, family law, wills & trusts
EDUCATION: M.B.A., University of Stuttgart; 2008, J.D., University of Indiana at Bloomington, 2006; B.A. University of Texas at Austin, 2001
BAR ADMISSIONS: State of Colorado, 2007
Eric developed his passion for law as an undergraduate in Austin, Texas. During law school at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Eric focused his studies on business law and contracts because he knew that he wanted to assist small and medium sized business owners realize their entrepreneurial dreams. After law school, Eric completed his M.B.A. in Germany at the University of Stuttgart in 2008.
As an attorney Eric has experience practicing in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals and in courts throughout the Denver metro area. Eric has also successfully navigated the bureaucratic morass of federal and Colorado state administrative law on behalf of his clients. He has also dedicated a portion of his time pro-bono legal work with Denver Metro Volunteer Lawyer’s Family Law Court Program, a program which assists and represents litigants in family proceedings who may otherwise be unable to afford representation.
Eric understands the complexities of starting and maintaining a business and can guide a small business through the start up process, acquisition of capital, employer/employee relationships, changing business entity status, mergers, and handling international disputes. As a German speaker and a former resident of Germany, Eric also has an advanced understanding of German business practices and economics that he uses to assist clients as they develop their businesses in the German market.
PUBLISHED DECISIONS: Copley v. Robinson, 2009