Herrick K. Lidstone , Jr. - Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Herrick K. Lidstone , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. is a shareholder in the law firm of Burns Figa & Will PC, where he practices in the areas of business transactions, including taxation, limited liability company and corporate formation and organization, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. He has lectured at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (1986-1997, 2012-2016) and at the University of Colorado School of Law (2009).  Herrick presented more than 100 continuing education courses for such organizations as the Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. and the National Business Institute.  Mr. Lidstone served on the Colorado Securities Board (Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies) from 1999 until 2011 and was reappointed in 2014.  Mr. Lidstone has served numerous times as an expert witness in cases involving ethics, corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and securities law matters.   Mr. Lidstone has (since 2002) testified a number of times to the Colorado General Assembly on various bills being considered for adoption.

Mr. Lidstone is a member of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is its representative to the Association Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions Foundation.  Mr. Lidstone has lectured extensively on securities law, ethics, limited liability companies and partnerships, he has written numerous articles on business and securities law published in The Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Lidstone has more than a dozen articles published on the Social Science Research Network (www.ssrn.com), several of which have been identified as top downloads during various periods of time.

Mr. Lidstone is the author of the Securities Law Deskbook (now published by CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2006-2016).  Mr. Lidstone is a co-author of "LLCs and Partnerships In Colorado" (CLE in Colo., 2015) and of Federal Income Taxation of Corporations, 6th Ed. (ALI-ABA, 1989) and is a contributor to several other legal treatises including Holderness and Wunnicke’s Legal Opinion Letters Formbook (Aspen Law & Business, 3rd Ed. 2010 and Supplements) and Rozansky and Reichert, Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations (Colorado Bar Assn. 2016).

Mr. Lidstone earned his AB degree from Cornell University in 1971 and JD degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978.  Mr. Lidstone served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1971 until 1975, and in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1980 from which he retired as a Lieutenant Commander.  He is a member of the Arapahoe, Denver, Colorado and American bar associations and the Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers.

Additional Information

Author on Various Legal Subjects

Mr. Lidstone is a prolific author on various legal subjects, and nine researched and footnoted papers are available on the Social Science Research Network (www.ssrn.com) ranging in topics from legal ethics, legal opinions, securities law, and corporate and LLC law.

Cornell UniversityAB 1971University of Colorado at BoulderJ.D. 1978

Case History

Academic Publications — I am an author listed on the Social Science Research Network(http://ssrn.com/author=802201)  with six academic pieces selected for publication: 

“Let’s Keep All of the Lawsuits in One Place: Choice of Forum Provisions in a Corporation’s Bylaws,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2293002

“The Long and Winding Road to Public Benefit Corporations In Colorado,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2266654.

“Piercing the Corporate and LLC Veil,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2207735.

“The Anatomy of a Legal Opinion,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2261767.

“Issues in Partner Migration and Law Firm Dissolution,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2207527.

“Using the Cloud: Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Aren’t So Secret,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=2358472

Client Comments

"Herrick Lidstone is one of the two best attorneys I have worked with during my 40 year professional career. He is definitely a businessman's attorney who is a "deal maker," not a "deal breaker." He insures the company is protected legally in its dealings. His SEC experience is beyond reproach. He takes a real hands-on approach to serving clients."

-Rick Kasch
Enservco Corporation

"Herrick is a consummate professional with the client's best interest at heart at all times. I highly recommend him."

Office Location

6400 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Denver Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Denver Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Denver Metro Area
Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male