On March 20th, 2020 Governor Polis signed an executive order allowing Colorado Hotel & Restaurants, Beer & Wine, Brew Pubs, Club Licenses, Distillery Pubs, Lodging & Entertainment, Tavern and Vintners Restaurants to sell liquor for off premises-consumption along with food sales.

The summary of compliance with the order is as follows:
1. Sell alcohol with the sale of food
2. Receive orders via online, in person, telephonically, or third party vendor
3. Do not violate delivery requirements already established
4. Person making the deliveries must be over the age of 21 and an employee
5. Deliver and verify age to a person over 21 years old
6. This temporary amendment ends April 18th, 2020

Be sure to follow all regulations cited. If you are a restaurant or other on-premises license holder, only sell sealed alcoholic drinks with food and be sure that the receipts reflect those sales. Distilleries, Breweries, and other license holders with the right to sell to-go products can continue to do so under the standard rules.

Click Here to view the order.

Should you have any questions, please contact an attorney from our Restaurant & Hospitality Group.

Click here for more resources and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On March 19, 2020, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment issued an updated Public Health Order regarding operation of bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums and casinos in Colorado. As it pertains to restaurants, the guidance provides as follows:

Until April 30, 2020, restaurants will not be permitted to serve customers for on-premises consumption. This extends the previously announced time of closure. Although not permitted to serve food to be consumed inside the restaurant, customers are permitted to have food delivered via a delivery service or to pick up food using window service, drive up/through service or by entering the restaurant in limited numbers - i.e. 5 people may be inside the restaurant so long as they are at least six feet apart while they are on the premises of the restaurant. Notably, this guidance does not apply to room service in hotels, crisis shelters, airport concessionaires and certain other businesses.

A copy of the UPDATED Notice of Public Health Order 20-22 is attached here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Messner Reeves’ Restaurant & Hospitality Group.

Effective at 8:00 a.m. on March 19, 2020, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Public Health Order regarding closure of businesses offering non-essential personal services in Colorado until April 30, 2020. Guidance issued by the State of Colorado pertains to the following: DORA licensese in the Barber/Cosmetology and Massage Therapy fields including hairstylists, nail technicians, barbers, estheticians, cosmetologists, massage therapists and shop owners. Nonessential personal services include, but are not limited to, hair or nail salons, spas, or tattoo or massage parlors.

Licensees should check their email and also check https://colorado.gov/pacific/dora/covid-19-updates-licensees-and-consumers for specific guidance.

A copy of the Updated Notice of Public Health Order 20-22 is attached here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Messner Reeves’ Restaurant & Hospitality Group.

On March 16, 2020, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Public Health Order regarding operation of bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums and casinos in Colorado. As it pertains to restaurants, the guidance provides as follows:

Restaurants will not be permitted to serve customers for on-premises consumption beginning at 8:00 a.m. on March 17, 2020 and continuing for 30 days. Although not permitted to serve food to be consumed inside the restaurant, customers are permitted to have food delivered via a delivery service or to pick up food using window service, drive up/through service or by entering the restaurant in limited numbers - i.e. 5 people may be inside the restaurant so long as they are at least six feet apart while they are on the premises of the restaurant.

A copy of the Notice of Public Health Order 20-22 is attached here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Messner Reeves’ Restaurant & Hospitality Group.

 Colorado employers in certain industries must temporarily provide paid leave for employees that need to be tested for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Read our full alert here. 

Messner Reeves’ Partners Michelle Harden, Allison Dodd, and John Shunk, in partnership with Roslyn Stone, MPH from Zedic, have complied guidance on Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as it relates to the restaurant industry. Please contact our team with any specific questions you may have.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What You Should Know From A Restaurant Standpoint

 

Last night, Messner Reeves’ hosted an Investiture Reception for Partner David Yun to celebrate his appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals, effect February 29, 2020.

"I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the outstanding lawyers at Messner Reeves before I take the bench," said Yun. "The team at Messner Reeves has been extremely supportive and has made my transition easy. Although I have enjoyed practicing law for the last 26 years, I have always wanted to serve on the appellate bench, and I am deeply honored that Governor Polis selected me to serve on the Court of Appeals."

Congratulations David, we wish you all the success as you take the bench!

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Messner Reeves' Partners Bruce A. Montoya and Mark B. Collier presented at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference in San Antonio to over 1800 surgeons on the psychological and emotional impact of being sued and coping mechanisms to handle the stress of being involved in a lawsuit. The presentation included a mock courtroom direct and cross-examination of a medical expert witness. The attorneys received great feedback and many questions on the useful information provided. 

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Messner Reeves Partner, Scott Evans Named the 49th President of Sam Cary Bar Association (SCBA) Serving Over 300 African-American Lawyers in Colorado

Scott Evans, Partner of Messner Reeves is the chosen President of the 2020 Sam Cary Bar Association (SCBA). Mr. Evans assumed his new role on January 1, 2020, along with 6 other cabinet members. Mr. Evans will lead the new officers in serving over 300 African-American Lawyers in the association as well as the legal industry in Denver, CO. Initiatives include increasing membership, heightening community awareness, and partnering with the Board of Directors for the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund to further the applicant base and reach of the scholarships awarded.

Scott Evans has been a partner at Messner Reeves for 7 years where he focuses his practice on business litigation and commercial disputes. He has significant experience in both state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration proceedings.

“Scott has always demonstrated great balance between delivering excellence in legal counsel and leadership to the community. This position is well deserved for a stellar attorney.” said the firm’s founder, Bryant “Corky” Messner. “We’re pleased to have a leader like Scott as part of the Messner team.”

We’re pleased to announce partners Bruce A. Montoya, Douglas C. Wolanske, Michelle L. Harden, Kendra N. Beckwith, David A. Reeves, and Caleb M. Meyer have been named to 5280 magazine’s Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020 list. The issue is in its sixth edition. The ranking is based on a peer-review process and the 5280’s independent research.

Our team was recognized in the following categories:

Bruce A. Montoya – Medical Malpractice: Defense (6x winner)
Douglas C. Wolanske – Medical Malpractice: Defense (6x winner)
Michelle L. Harden – Medical Malpractice: Defense (5x winner)
Kendra N. Beckwith – Appellate (2x winner)
David A. Reeves - Real Estate (2x winner)
Caleb M. Meyer – Civil Litigation

For more information on the Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020 list, please visit 5280.com.

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