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John Schmitz

MR. John P. Schmitz, ESQ.
Principal Attorney


Mr. Schmitz is located in Denver, Colorado practicing business law, focused on:

  • Business Law
  • General Counsel
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Corporate Governance and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property (IP) and IP Litigation
  • Employment Matters, and Litigation
  • Art Law

He has represented clients in numerous matters in these areas with favorable results. Over the course of his career, he has successfully concluded numerous matters including divestitures, mergers, acquisitions and legal representations and opinions totaling more than a half a billion dollars on the equity side and around two billion dollars in gross sales.
Mr. Schmitz's practice includes successful litigation in the Federal Courts in Colorado and California and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


John was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Denver and Evergreen, Colorado.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado Leed’s School of Business, Finance
  • Juris Doctor New England Law, Boston, 2005, Top one-third of his class, dean’s list all semesters
  • International law studies at the University of Malta


  • The First Circuit for Chief Federal Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler.


  • Commercial business analyst for a major bank. He was responsible for, determining creditworthiness of businesses based upon balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow projections.
  • Chief Financial Officer of a Seattle-based start-up company structuring financial and contractual matters. That business continues to thrive.
  • Licensed attorney in California in the San Francisco area addressing business practices and litigation.
  • A named partner in a Denver-based law firm.
  • Opened the Law Offices of John P. Schmitz, P.C. in 2019.


  • California State Bar, 2005
  • United States District of Northern California
  • Colorado State Bar, 2006
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association


  • Computer Software
  • Electronic Media
  • Apparel
  • Graphic Design
  • Domestic Manufacturing
  • Domestic Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation
  • International Manufacturing
  • International Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation
  • International/Domestic Shipping
  • Venture Capital
  • Financial Services Businesses
  • Inventory Intensive Businesses, and
  • Service-Based Business
  • Publishing Businesses
  • Fine Arts


  • Copyright guest lecturer, University of Colorado
  • Panelist Business Law Institute on the role and uses of LLCs


Barbara Moinester, Paralegal

Barbara earned her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego(USD) in 1994. She specializes in intellectual property, business law, and contracts. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, and post-graduate credits from USD and Regis University. She has served in real estate in California and Colorado.

Barbara Moinester

Lana Hart, Paralegal

After graduating from the University of the Pacific in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and business and earned a paralegal certificate in 1997. Specializing in commercial litigation and business law, Lana assists with legal writing, research, exhibit preparation, and daily tasks to manage ongoing cases. Lana has a diverse background ranging from journalism and grant writing for public relations, promotions and sales.

Lana Hofman