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  • Representative Business Litigation Matters
    Successfully obtained judgment on behalf of LLC member who had been shut out of business by co-owner, obtaining judgment for civil theft, accounting, and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the theft of company funds; Obtained judgment for securities fraud in connection with misrepresentations made by the seller of an interest in an LLC as an investment vehicle; Successfully settled dispute over ownership of rights to water usage after mistaken transfer; Successfully settled LLC breakup involving claims that an LLC member breached their fiduciary by exceeding their authority in purporting to incur debt on behalf of the LLC instead of investment capital; Successfully settled hotly contested shareholder dispute involving corporate ownership issues, intellectual property ownership issues, multiple business tort claims and counterclaims, court appointed independent auditor, and special litigation committee; Pursued and obtained a settlement involving confession of judgment arising out of fraud and civil theft in connection with his client's bulk purchase of hemp. Citing patterns of similar wrongful activity by the defendants, asserted a claim for relief under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act ("COCCA"); Successfully achieved dismissal of claims for piercing the corporate veil based on failure to state a claim.
  • Representative Intellectual property Litigation Matters
    Successfully settled of trademark infringement claim against a local company by a large company which had filed suit in federal court after moving for summary judgment to dismiss the plaintiff’s claims, citing the multi-factor test for trademark infringement articulated in Water Pik, Inc. v. Med-Systems, Inc., 726 F.3d 1136 (2013); Participated in the successful representation of individual homebuyers accused of infringing copyrighted architectural works, including the successful dismissal of the case on summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the affirmation of the dismissal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Savant Homes, Inc. v. Collins, 809 F.3d 1133 (10th Cir. 2016), and an award of attorney's fees under the U.S. Copyright Act; Successfully represented plaintiff investor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado for breach of contract and securities fraud in connection with an online auction of purported royalty rights in a record catalog; Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a copyright owner for infringement of language used in bidding templates; Achieved successful resolution of trademark infringement claim brought in federal court in the Southern District of New York by an internet site against a competing internet site which offered similar services; Obtained dismissal of copyright claim in federal court in the Central District of California on the grounds of failure to demonstrate ownership interest in the allegedly copyrighted work, and then successfully obtained judgment for a counterclaim for trademark infringement against the plaintiff.
  • Education and Bar Admissions
    Juris Doctor, George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School Bachelor of Arts, U.S. History, University of Pennsylvania Bar Admissions: Colorado Bar, District of Columbia, Virginia Bar (Inactive)
  • Publications
    The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 45 The Colorado Lawyer 23, February, 2016 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2015-amendments-federal-rules-civil-procedure-bill-groh/ Contribution and Indemnification Among Multiple Infringers, The Colorado Lawyer, May 2015, Westlaw Citation 44-MAY Colo. Law. 49, May, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/contribution-indemnification-among-multiple-infringers-bill-groh/ The Changes to Colorado and Federal Civil Rule 45, The Colorado Lawyer, December 2013, Westlaw Citation: 42-DEC Colo. Law. 57, December, 2013 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changes-colorado-federal-civil-rule-45-bill-groh/ Confessions of Judgment – Useful, But Fragile, American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Newsletter, January/February 2010, P. 5. http://www.aianova.org/pdf/newsletters/Jan_Feb_2010.pdf Electronic Documents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, co-author, Mason Contractors Association of America, September 2010. http://www.masoncontractors.org/2010/09/16/electronic-documents-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2015-amendments-federal-rules-civil-procedure-bill-groh/ Contribution and Indemnification Among Multiple Infringers, The Colorado Lawyer, May 2015, Westlaw Citation 44-MAY Colo. Law. 49, May, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/contribution-indemnification-among-multiple-infringers-bill-groh/ The Changes to Colorado and Federal Civil Rule 45, The Colorado Lawyer, December 2013, Westlaw Citation: 42-DEC Colo. Law. 57, December, 2013 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changes-colorado-federal-civil-rule-45-bill-groh/ Confessions of Judgment – Useful, But Fragile, American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Newsletter, January/February 2010, P. 5. http://www.aianova.org/pdf/newsletters/Jan_Feb_2010.pdf Electronic Documents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, co-author, Mason Contractors Association of America, September 2010. http://www.masoncontractors.org/2010/09/16/electronic-documents-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you/
  • Presentations
    Noncompete, Nondisclosure or Misdemeanor? - Association of Corporate Counsel, 2022 The Art of Persuasion- Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2018 Using Excel and Windows Hyperlinks for Document Review- TechTuesdays Webinars, Colorado Bar Association, 2016 Total Mail Converter Pro- TechTuesdays Webinars, Colorado Bar Association, 2015 What Did I Miss? A Trial and Error Guide to the Changes to Colorado and Federal Civil Rule 45- Adams/Broomfield Bar Associations, 2014
  • Recognition
    Selected to Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • Organizations
    Faculty of Federal Advocates, Colorado Bar Association
  • Languages
    Spanish – Conversational Italian – Limited Working Proficiency

WILLIAM C. GROH, lll

Attorney

CONTACT:

Office: 720.213.8360

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In practice since 2005, Bill practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation in the state and federal courts of Virginia and Washington DC before relocating to Colorado in 2011.  

                 

Having represented individuals and small to mid-sized businesses for his entire career, Bill understands that cost-effectiveness means something different for every client and every situation.  Most of the time, lawsuits are not like boxing matches where the best lawyer wins.  They are really negotiations where successful resolution depends on early focus on each case’s unique strengths and weaknesses to develop an appropriate strategy and objective.  This means understanding the other side’s objectives and motives as well as your own.

                 

In the end, cases involve people.  While every situation is different, a de-escalatory approach can often make the difference between an efficient resolution and protracted and expensive litigation.  Bill understands how to maintain this approach while at the same time aggressively pursuing your litigation objectives.  It doesn’t always work.  When it does not work, Bill is prepared to bring your case to trial a judge, jury, or arbitrator in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  

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