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Tristan Kenyon Schultz

Tristan Kenyon Schultz

IN TOTO Legal Services
  • Tax Law, Business Law, Divorce...
  • Colorado
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IN TOTO Legal Services: IN TOTO Legal Services is designed to be an efficient and client-centered law firm. IN TOTO provides reasonably priced, high quality legal advice that is tailored to meet your needs. We maintain continuous updates with your legal needs and quickly reply to your communications. Other benefits include a free initial consultation and ability to travel to your home, office or other meeting place at no additional cost. Biography: Tristan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado State University in 2003. He received his legal training at the University of Washington in Seattle and was awarded a Juris Doctorate and a concurrent degree in Intellectual Property Law in 2007. He was also named the Intellectual Property Fellow from 2006-2007. Following his graduation from law school, Tristan received a post-doctorate degree (Master of Legal Letters) in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2008. Tristan worked for the University of Washington dividing his work between providing legal advice to faculty and staff and assisting in the developments of startups originating from the University. While at Washington, he drafted agreements between the outside parties and the University on matters related to employment, intellectual property assignments, joint ventures, and international law. Following his graduation from the University of Denver, Tristan was general legal counsel at Property Renovation and Management. There he provided tax advice and handled real estate transactions and valuations.

Practice Areas
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
Tax Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Written
Professional Experience
IN TOTO Legal Services
- Current
Staff attorney providing legal services in Northern Colorado
In House Counsel managing property acquisitions and site management
Property Renovation and Management
Negotiated purchase and service agreements; drafted and reviewed property valuations; supervised and worked with subcontractors; and handled all in-house finance and legal matters.
Technology Associate
Center for Commercialization, University of Washington
Drafted domestic and international intellectual property licenses/assignment agreements, met with faculty; reviewed licensing contracts for compliance; reviewed suitability of copyrightable material; and filed copyrights.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
LL.M. / Taxation (2008)
Honors: FFEL Grant and Golden Key Award
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. / J.D. with Concurrent Law in Intellectual Property Law (2007)
Honors: 6 merit-based scholarships, and 3 published articles.
Activities: Press Officer, Technology and Law Society
Colorado State University
B.A. / History (2003)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List 1999-2003, and 9 merit-based scholarships
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Larimer County Bar Association
State Bar of Colorado # 48080
Articles & Publications
Understanding Open Source
Licensing Law
Why Does The GPL Need Revising?
Licensing Law
Can Canada Regulate the Internet?
Are Ads Invisible to the Law?
CASRIP Newsletter (Featured Article)
Tax Preparer
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1370 Questions Answered

Q. Landlord filed a false claim to our renters' insurance for theft and plumbing damage. Should we inform insurance?
A: As a general rule, landlords have accelerated procedures for tenants that violate some laws (usually drug related). You are welcome to contact the insurance company if you feel that fraud has or is occurring.
Q. Is there any possibility I will owe any alimony to my future ex? He still isn't working. Claiming disability.
A: This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly.
Q. does a probation officer in Denver Colorado have the authority to modify or change the conditions of probation?
A: This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly. As a general rule probation officers have limited powers related to the oversight of the parole. That is, the officer can approve, revoke or provide conditions for continued compliance. There is also an office appeal system.
Q. I took a DWAI (Differed) lost my license for one year because I refused the breath and blood. So my question is?
A: This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly.
Q. As a non custodial parent, am I able to move out of state without permission from the other party or the court?
A: Non-custodial parents may not need court approval, but there are consequences. If the child(ren) stay with you for any overnights, court approval (and likely a modification) is required if you want to continue to see the child(ren). It is possible for a non-custodial parent to leave without court approval/modification, but you likely will have to informally cede any visitation as granted by the current custody agreement (unless you can reach a private agreement with your ex). Spousal consent is never required for a move out of state. You can seek mediation to handle the move (if you can reach an out-of-court agreement the hassle with filing for a modification is negated). Note: child support does NOT stop because a non-custodial parent leaves the state. You may want to contact a family law attorney.
Q. If a motorcycle is jointly in my name and I'm riding it can I store it where I want to?
A: Within reason you can, but you cannot unreasonably restrict access to the vehicle to the co-owner(s). If you have an agreement with the co-owner(s), you should follow the terms of the agreement.
Q. Is a verbal agreement prior to marriage as valid as a written prenuptial agreement? While I owned a home before marriag
A: A verbal agreement prior to marriage does not create a legally valid prenuptial agreement in Colorado (or any state). Justia's Q&A cannot provide specific legal advice or opinions because this would create an attorney-client relationship. For specific advice you will need to contact a family law attorney directly. Justia is like WebMD...
Q. Can I sue the Solar panel Company?
A: You can contact an attorney directly to review the specifics of the agreement you signed. I would assume that the solar panel company disclaimed any assertions for a specific savings related to the install, but you never know. The phone recording may be material, but oral statements are usually voided by any written agreement you signed. Justia's Q&A cannot provide specific legal guidance or advice, so the review of your case will have to occur offline with an attorney.
Q. I was in rehab fr 1 week my life spiraled out of control.My sister came took my kids Am I able to get my kids w law enf?
A: The police will likely not take away the children without a court order (you can contact them to see). You can (and should) request the children back from your sister. If your sister refuses, you will need to seek court enforcement. If it does go to court, you sister has a comparatively weak claim to the children versus the biological parents. You may need an attorney if you have to go the court route (it is not required, but it can help).
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