Andrew Lopez is the founder and managing member of Sequoia Legal, LLC. Andrew advises domestic and foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals on a variety of corporate and international regulatory and transactional matters. He has broad experience counselling both publicly-traded and privately-held clients on securities and regulatory matters, various commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and numerous other corporate matters. As a corporate and transactional attorney, clients rely on Andrew for guidance in all phases of their businesses, including entity formation, reorganization, fundraising, growth planning, and dissolution. He also advises health care practitioners and companies on these same issues as well as Stark Law, Anti-Kickback and other laws and regulations applicable to the medical industry.
On international issues, Andrew counsels clients on all aspects of U.S. national security and foreign policy export controls, sanctions and embargoes administered by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and he has experience with licensing and compliance in these same areas. He routinely assists U.S. companies and foreign issuers to evaluate and address situations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in pre-contract due diligence, evaluation of relationships with local distributors and agents, and in internal investigations of past activity. He has also worked on a number of voluntary disclosures and enforcement cases involving Commerce Department and State Department export controls and financial sanctions administered by OFAC.
Andrew Lopez is a graduate of Columbia University and the New York University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Alaska, Colorado and New York. Before moving to Colorado in 2009, Andrew was an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups in the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York City. After Skadden, Andrew worked as an Assistant General Counsel for a multi-platform consulting and merchant banking firm focused on the gaming and hospitality industry. Most recently, Andrew was an attorney and counselor with the Schuchat International Law Firm, LLC.
Hunter Boone is an attorney at Sequoia Legal, LLC. Hunter advises clients on international trade, general corporate and healthcare matters. Hunter’s international practice focuses on compliance with U.S. international trade and anticorruption laws and regulations. Hunter has experience drafting and implementing export and anticorruption compliance policies based on each client’s specific legal and business needs. Hunter also assists clients with export licensing for goods destined for customers in embargoed countries. Hunter’s general corporate practice focuses on advising businesses regarding entity formation, corporate governance and commercial agreements. Hunter’s healthcare practice focuses on advising healthcare providers and practices regardingregulatory, compliance, employment and general corporate and commercial matters, including structuring transactions to be in compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
Hunter worked as an associate at Schuchat International Law Firm from October 2015 to April 2017. A Colorado native, Hunter is a graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. As a law student, Hunter interned for two Colorado District Judges and worked as a Student Honors Program Intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Kip Wallen enjoys working with clients to efficiently accomplish their goals and provide practical legal advice. Mentored by the best in the business, Kip has learned the important value a lawyer can add to a business and is invested in delivering attentive customer service and high quality work.
Kip specializes in corporate, securities, and merger and acquisition transactions. He has assisted diverse clients with entity formation and dissolution, equity offerings, financing, securities compliance, employment issues and compensation matters, and merger & acquisition transactions.
Kip is a graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado and is a member of the American, Colorado, Denver, National LBGT and Colorado LGBT Bar Associations. Kip has worked with Fortis Law Partners LLC, a Denver-based boutique business law firm, since May, 2010. Kip’s background includes internships with the Denver office of Baker & Hostetler LLP and Leprino Foods Company. Prior to law school, he worked at State Farm Insurance and American National Insurance companies.
Kip enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, watching baseball, practicing yoga, running and skiing. He holds season tickets to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Rockies. Kip is a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Associate Board and Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado Board of Trustees; he volunteers regularly with youth ministries at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.