Gordon W. Netzorg - Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Gordon W. Netzorg

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Representative Matters

Mr. Netzorg's  trial practice at Sherman & Howard in Denver, Colorado, is focused on complex, multi-party commercial litigation, with an emphasis on partnership, limited liability company, and corporate disputes; officer and director liability, bond litigation, securities and fraud litigation; natural resources including oil and gas, mining disputes; lender liability, estate, banking, and real estate litigation.  Some of his typical cases involve issues as diverse as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, corporate governance, business and investment fraud, real estate, debtor-lender disputes, intellectual property and natural resources.  Mr. Netzorg represents a range of clients from chief executives, board members, and multinational corporations, to individuals and small businesses, both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Netzorg has extensive familiarity with corporate, partnership, limited liability company and banking statutory requirements. He has been involved with all aspects of special litigation committees, from court appointment as special litigation counsel to counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in derivative litigation.  Mr. Netzorg has successfully tried and obtained verdicts, judgments and arbitration awards in wide variety of complex commercial cases including 8-figure awards and 9-figure settlements.

Mr. Netzorg has served as an arbitration panel chair, panel member or sole arbitrator in a wide variety of cases, including large complex commercial contracts; banking lending practices; finder's fees; intellectual property; computer software; programming; patents; unfair trade practices; breach of fiduciary duties; fraud; liability arising out of accounting and tax advice; FLSA; putative class actions; oil and gas and mining disputes; compensation and retirement issues; collateralized debt; business breakups; tribal conflicts; securities and investments; gaming facilities; sports controversies; international disputes and real estate. Arbitration demands in cases have ranged from 6 to 10 figures. He has also served as counsel in hundreds of disputes including: partnership, corporate, shareholder, securities, corporate governance, derivative, officer and director liability, fraud, oil and gas and mining disputes, real estate, contract, breach of fiduciary duty, probate (litigation only), wrongful termination, intellectual property, computer software disputes, covenants not to compete, attorney ethics, banking/lending, energy, product liability, biotech, pharmaceutical, Indian law and telecommunications. Mr. Netzorg has served as Special Master appointed by federal court to supervise collection of large federal debt.  He has mediated cases involving breach of fiduciary duty; breach of trust; registered representative (stock broker) misconduct; entity breakups; professional malpractice; insurance coverage; breach of contract; divorce, auto accidents and large, complex estate and trust matters. Mediated cases frequently involve multiple parties and have ranged in size from 5 to 9 figures.

University of PennsylvaniaBA 1971Syracuse University College of LawJ.D. 1976
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationAmerican Bar FoundationAmerican Arbitration AssociationColorado Civil Access Business Pilot ProjectNational Academy of Distinguished NeutralsColorado Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil ProcedureAmerican College of Trial Lawyers

Client Comments

"I am one of the managers of a real estate investment company. Skip Netzorg has represented our company for over 10 years, including two major and complex "high stakes" pieces of litigation. Skip has always been diligent, thorough, and a zealous advocate. He has exercised superb judgment in how to handle complex and difficult issues. He brings to his representation a keen intellect, vast experience, intuitive understanding of human nature, and a true caring for the interests of his clients. As a result of these traits, Skip has obtained excellent results for us in court. There is no one who we would rather have in our corner in a piece of "bet-the-company" litigation."

-Jim Aronstein
Turkey Creek LLC

Office Location

633 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202-3624
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Denver Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Denver Metro Area
Gordon W. Netzorg has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Gordon W. Netzorg has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Banking, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Corporate Governance, Defrauded Investors, Energy, Fiduciary Duties, Fraud, Large Case Litigation, Natural Resources, Securities, Stockholders' Suits)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Male