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, 2012-2017) 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 from 2014-2016. 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., 2006-2018). Mr. Lidstone is a co-author of "LLCs and Partnerships In Colorado" (CLE in Colo., 2015-2017) 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.