Block, Daniel J.


  Denver, Colorado, USA
 +1 303-297-2600
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Education: B.S. in Management, Arizona State University; Master of Business Administration, Idaho State University; J.D., University of Oregon.

Daniel J. Block is a shareholder at the firm with over 25 years of experience as an attorney. Dan’s practice emphasizes the following areas:

  • Business transactions (including business entity formations; purchases and sales of businesses; and contract drafting, negotiation and review)
  • Employment law and employee relations (such as preparation or revision of employee manuals; employment agreements and independent contractor agreements; and advising employers and employees on employment law and policies, employment terminations and covenants against competition)
  • Franchising (including establishing new franchise systems; advising franchisors on U.S. and international trademark registration, copyright registration; protection of intellectual property rights; and intellectual property licensing)
  • Intellectual property (such as U.S. and international trademark registration, copyright registration; protection of intellectual property rights; and intellectual property licensing)

Dan also assists clients with commercial real estate transactions.

His experience prior to joining RWO includes over seven years as in-house counsel to a restaurant franchisor, employment as a state securities examiner and in several areas of business management of a retail store chain.

Dan is a member of the Labor and Employment Council and Federal Affairs Council of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce (formerly known as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry). On behalf of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce he has negotiated and drafted amendments to bills pending in the Colorado legislature and he has testified at Colorado legislature committee hearings concerning pending legislation. Independently or as a member of stakeholders’ groups, Dan has provided input to divisions of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, resulting in changes to the Colorado Administrative Rules.

Dan has been the speaker at continuing legal education programs on franchise law and employment law. He has written many articles on legal issues, in areas such as employment, franchising, and trademarks. Dan is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and Forum on Franchising and the Colorado Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.