Alexander Halpern Receives AV Preeminent™ Rating from Mantindale-Hubbell® for 20th Year

Alexander Halpern has been rated AV Preeminent™ for Twenty Years by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Ratings.  This is the highest possible peer review rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  Alex Halpern has received this distinguished rating from 1997-2017. [read more…]

listed in: General Practice

Participation of Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics

On January 25, 2013, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a “Dear Colleague Letter” addressing participation by disabled students in extracurricular athletics.  This memorandum highlights some of the principal points addressed in this letter. Much of the contents of the letter will already be very familiar to most school athletics personnel.  […] [read more…]

Lobato II – What Happened?

The Lobato school finance litigation is now complete, with the Colorado Supreme Court’s recent decision (Lobato II) upholding the Colorado public school finance system. In the initial lawsuit, the Plaintiffs claimed that the school finance system violates the constitutional mandate to the General Assembly to “establish and maintain a thorough and uniform system of free […] [read more…]

New IRS Filing Requirements for Small Non-Profits

Small tax-exempt organizations (with annual gross receipts less than $50,000) may have to file electronic Form 990-N (the e-Postcard), unless you file the full Form 990 or 990-EZ.  The form is due every year on the 15th day of the 5th month.  Failure to file for three consecutive years will result in the automatic revocation […] [read more…]

listed in: non-profit law

Reductions in Force: An Adminstrator’s Rights

An administrator who holds a current Colorado teaching license and has worked for the district for more than three years may be entitled to RIF protections. [read more…]

listed in: education law