Meet Theresa Pickner A Trusted Business Attorney

Theresa has been providing highly personalized and professional legal services to the Front Range for more than 30 years. Along with her knowledge and experience, her clients love her friendly and easy-going approach to complex legal issues. She has sat on a number of non-profit Board of Directors in the area as well as volunteered to teach the class “Start Up Essentials” at the Small Business Development Center for over 25 years. She is also the co-author of The Small Business Legal Tool Kit.


  • J.D. – Juris Doctor
  • LL.M – Masters of Laws in Taxation
  • BBA – Accounting/Marketing

Fields of Expertise

  • Existing Businesses
  • Business Start-Up
  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning

Other Services

As a seasoned lawyer, Theresa can help you with important business matters including:

  • Legal Entity Selection and Formation
  • Taxes (Sales, Use, Income, and Payroll)
  • Liability Protection
  • Contract Preparation or Review
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Registering Trade Names
  • Governmental Filings


Theresa has partnered with the Small Business Development Center and volunteered to teach Start Up Essentials there for over 25 years. She helps everyday people achieve their dream of opening their own business.

Class Description

Attorney Theresa Pickner walks you through the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including legal entity selection, taxes (sales, use, and payroll), liability protection, registering your trade name, and more. This workshop can help you save time and money by helping determine which agencies to contact, the forms you will need, and the key decisions you must make before completing your paperwork.

Theresa has presented Start Up Essentials to numerous organizations in the Front Range including the University of Colorado Boulder, Naropa University, various Small Business Development Centers and the Colorado Translators Association. Contact her today about teaching at your organization.