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Steve Suneson to Speak on International Commercial Contracts CLE

November 01, 2021
Building pictured with titling for CLE class with Steve Suneson and Matt Hofmeister


Steve Suneson with Jones & Keller P.C. and Matt Hofmeister with Alterra Mountain Company will present CLE on ways to detect and correct problem areas in international commercial contracts for the Colorado Bar Association on December 6.


Monday, December 6 at 12:00 pm

Virtual CLE



Commercial contracts between international parties present an array of unique legal risks and considerations that transactional attorneys should account for in order to effectively serve their clients. This presentation will highlight some of those risks and considerations and provide tips and insights for drafting, reviewing and negotiating the contract, including contracts for the procurement of goods, services and software. Topics include some of the most common international laws (such as the UN Convention for the Sale of Goods, US export controls and OFAC), governing law and jurisdiction clauses, and a discussion on cultural norms and expectations. The presentation is primarily intended for commercial transaction attorneys who are new to international law or who could simply use a refresher.

About the Presenters

Steve Suneson is a shareholder of the law firm of Jones & Keller, P.C. Steve practices in the areas of business law and commercial transactions, including: mergers and acquisitions, Canada, cross-border and international transactions, commercial contracts, secured transactions, private equity, along with corporate structure and governance. He is a graduate from the University of Colorado (B.A., cum laude, with honors and distinction, 1997) and a Phi Kappa Phi graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000). Upon graduation, Steve began his corporate and business career and practice in corporate law and private equity as a lawyer at a large international corporate law firm in New York City. Steve then focused his corporate and business practice in corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international, cross-border and Canada practice, and private equity, for over a decade as an attorney at a boutique corporate law firm in Buffalo, New York. Steve is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. In addition to his corporate and business practice in Denver, Colorado, Steve has substantial cross-border and international experience assisting foreign companies who are doing business in the United States and assisting US companies who are doing business abroad. His international transactions practice focuses on the following sectors: technology, software development and licensing, manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and construction. Steve regularly deals with complex cross-border issues such as U.S.-foreign nation income tax treaties, U.S. withholding tax on payments to foreign ownership, intercompany cross-border agreements, transfer pricing agreements, as well as other complex cross-border legal and tax issues. Steve serves on the Executive Council for the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Steve also serves on the Executive Council for the International Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association.

Matt Hofmeister is Corporate Counsel for Alterra Mountain Company, which owns and operates 15 ski resorts across North America. Matt’s primary area of focus is drafting and negotiating technology, procurement and commercial contracts, including Ikon Pass agreements with domestic and international ski resorts. Matt also supports Alterra with intellectual property rights, data security and privacy, sponsorships and events, real estate and M&A and is lead counsel for Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont and Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia.