Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, 1971, AB in Economics
University of Colorado School of Law, 1978, JD
Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., is a shareholder and Managing Director of Burns Figa & Will, P.C. in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mr. Lidstone practices in the areas of business transactions, including partnership, limited liability company, and corporate law, corporate governance, federal and state securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, contract law, tax law, real estate law, and natural resources law. Mr. Lidstone’s work includes the preparation of securities disclosure documents for financing transactions, as well as agreements for business transactions, limited liability companies, partnerships, lending transactions, real estate and mineral property acquisitions, mergers, and the exploration and development of mineral and oil and gas properties.
Mr. Lidstone has practiced law in Denver since 1978. He earned his A.B. degree in economics from Cornell University in 1971 and his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. He was the Business Manager of the University of Colorado Law Review from 1977-1978. Mr. Lidstone has been an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School in the 2009 winter/spring semester, teaching a class in securities regulation. Mr. Lidstone was also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching various classes from 1986 through 1997 and a course entitled “Capital Formation” in the fall of 2012 and scheduled for the fall of 2014. Mr. Lidstone has presented more than 45 papers at continuing education conferences for various providers.
Mr. Lidstone is the author of “Securities Law Deskbook” (Bradford Publishing Co., 2006, supp. 2007-14) and he is a co-author of “Federal Income Taxation of Corporations,” (6th Edition, ALI-ABA, 1989). Mr. Lidstone has also written numerous professional articles on business and securities law for _The Colorado Lawye_r and other publications, several of which have been selected for publication by West Publishing Co. Mr. Lidstone has written more than twentyfive published articles including most recently “Single-Member LLCs and Asset Protection,” 41 The Colorado Lawyer, No. 3 at 39 (March 2012), “Piercing the Veil of an LLC or a Corporation,” 39 The Colorado Lawyer, no 8 at 71 (August 2010), and (with Colleen R. Belak, Esq.) “Danger Ahead! Legal Opinions for Colorado Lawyers,” 38 The Colorado Lawyer, no 4 at 25 (April 2009). Mr. Lidstone is also a contributing author to Holderness and Wunnicke’s “Legal Opinion Letters Formbook” (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012 and prior editions) and to Rozansky and Reichert’s_ Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations_ (Colorado Bar Assn. 2006-2008, 2010-2012). Mr. Lidstone is published on the Social Science Research Network at http://ssrn.com/author=802201, and among others his publications include “Anatomy of a Legal Opinion.”
Mr. Lidstone was first appointed to the Colorado Securities Board in the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies by Governor Bill Owens in July 1999, and reappointed by Governor Bill Ritter in July 2008 for a fourth consecutive term which ended on July 1, 2011.
Mr. Lidstone has served numerous times as an expert witness in cases involving corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and securities law matters. He has been qualified as an expert witness in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the District Court for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, the District Court for the Arapahoe County, District Court for Arapahoe County, and several arbitration tribunals.
Mr. Lidstone is a member of the Arapahoe County, Colorado and American Bar Associations, and the Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers. Mr. Lidstone is the Colorado Bar Association (Business Law Section) representative to the Association Advisory Board of the American Bar Association’s Working Group on Legal Opinions (http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/wglo/home.shtml). Mr. Lidstone is a member of the Executive Council of the CBA’s Business Law Section. Mr. Lidstone has served on several Colorado Bar Association committees involved in drafting and amending entity statutes in Title 7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Mr. Lidstone is also a fellow of the Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Foundations, the charitable arms of the Colorado Bar Association and the Arapahoe County Bar Association. Mr. Lidstone served on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy from 1971 until 1975, in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1982, and is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Mr. Lidstone is listed in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis Publishing) and has been recognized by Best Lawyers. Mr. Lidstone is fluent in Spanish.