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Mary Wilkie
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Mrs. Wilkie practices law in the areas of franchising, banking, real estate, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Such matters include representing local and national businesses in franchise purchase and sales, termination, transfer and renewal. Mrs. Wilkie’s diverse practice has encompassed antitrust, bankruptcy, business formation, corporate governance, employment, finance, Indian law, real estate acquisition, sales and leasing.

Expertise & Achievements

Experience representing:

  • Start-up franchisees in business formation, financing, real estate purchase, sales, and leasing.
  • Franchisees and franchisors in franchise termination, transfer, and sales, as well as employment, and corporate issues.
  • Lenders and borrowers in connection with the purchase and financing of commercial and residential sites.
  • Lenders regarding bankruptcy, judicial, and public trustee foreclosure.
  • Borrowers and lenders in commercial lending and leasing.
  • Landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial ground and space leases.
  • Buyers and sellers in real estate acquisition, as well as sale and leaseback transactions.
  • Local and national businesses in corporate governance, contracts, and all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

 

Honors & Distinctions

  • Co-Editor, “The Bankruptcy Court Report,” The Public Record Corporation, N.A.,Quarterly, Summer 1986 – Summer 1987.
  • Criminal Law-Counsel for Accused-Due Process Requires Accused be Provided Reasonable Opportunity to Secure Second Test After DWI Test Arrest, 59 N.D. L. Rev.479 (1983).
  • University of North Dakota Law Review.
  • Order of Barristers.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

 

Practice Areas
Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Franchise & Distribution
Litigation
Real Estate
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EDUCATION

J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1984

M.S., Minot State University, 1979 (Audiology)

B.A., University of North Dakota, 1978 (Spanish; Speech Pathology)

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Colorado

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SEC Calling: The Trouble With Finders in Connection With the Sale of Securities

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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Confessions of a GenXer and a Millennial

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“Buy immediately” and get a “free meal” with that Ponzi scheme

If you are an adviser who sold these investments without knowledge that they were unlawful, or have received a notice from regulators, take steps to protect yourself and your retail clients. By Paul Vorndran The warnings issued by the SEC to investors about Ponzi schemes that prey on senior investors in 2018 remain true today […]

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