Press Release

December 1, 2014 - 

AFEX announces partnership with Polaris Law Group


California-headquartered AFEX, a trusted global payment and risk management solutions specialist for over thirty-five years, announces a new partnership with Colorado law firm, Polaris Law Group.


AFEX is one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payments, trading more than $15bn in foreign exchange each year. Forming strategic partnerships with businesses servicing international clients is one way AFEX is able to promote its range of customizable solutions worldwide.


POLARIS offers legal services in many areas of practice, including international and local transactions, import/export, intellectual property, acquisitions, and creating domestic subsidiaries.


Through the partnership with AFEX, POLARIS’s clients involved in international transactions will gain access to a range of foreign exchange services such as same-day transactions, rate orders, Spot and Forward Contracts and award-winning settlement options using SEPA and SWIFT.


Alan Blakley, one of the partners at POLARIS, said, “We’re excited about this partnership with AFEX and the range of options they can provide to our clients as well as the potential help we can provide to theirs.”


Christopher Barlow, Partnership Manager at AFEX said, “This partnership is a very natural fit for us, as we’re leading our industry with our personalized global payment and risk management solutions for companies and individuals sending and receiving payments internationally.”


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December 18, 2018  - Congratulations to Attorney Catherine Reynolds for being elected on the  Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Board for 2019!

January 18, 2018 - Congratulations to Attorney Samantha Peaslee for being elected Chair of the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Junior Advisory Board for 2018!


January 1, 2018 - With a new year comes new surroundings! We are moving to a new location starting on January 1, 2018. Our new address is: 1715 Iron Horse Drive, Suite 250, Longmont, CO 80501.


October 30, 2017 - Join Samantha Peaslee of Polaris Law Group and OWIT International on Tuesday, 10/31 at 9:00 a.m. MST for a special Halloween webinar, "Pirates of the Trade". Ms. Peaslee will be joined by Olga Torres and Evelyn Suero to discuss horror stories in international trade for small businesses.


Register at $25 for OWIT International members, $40 for non-members.


June 20, 2017 - Alan Blakley spoke on a panel entitled "Strategy and Advocacy" at the Denver eDiscovery seminar "Rocky Career? Facing Mountains of Data Challenges" produced by The Masters Conference at the Nativ Hotel in Denver.  The Masters Conference ( produces conferences and webinars throughout the United States and Europe especially related to technology and law.


May 5, 2017 - For the culmination of Small Business Week, North Metro SBDC hosted a Business Development and Resource Day at Front Range Community College Brighton Campus. Polaris Law Group's Samantha Peaslee hosted one of the twelve sessions offered. Her session, "Yes! You DO Have Intellectual Property!" was one of several designed to help small business owners better develop and grow their businesses and the only legal offering of the day.


June 10, 2016 - On June 2, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed the Title Board's ruling on Proposed Ballot Initiative #100. Samantha Peaslee authored the briefs in favor of the proponents of the Ballot Initiative and the Title Board Decision, Liberty at Life's End.


May 20, 2016 - Article: The Potential Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act by Samantha Peaslee.


May 19, 2016 - Attorney Samantha Peaslee  spoke in Denver World Trade Day for TPP Mock Court.  Watch the video here.


November 23, 2015 - Attorney Tyler Rauert spoke about the impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Colorado at the Posner Center.  The panel consisted of Jesse Prentice-Dunn from the Sierra Club, Sam Gilchrist from the Colorado AFL-CIO, Doug Vilsack, Director of the Posner Center on International Development, and Tyler Rauert.  It was moderated by Karen Gerwitz, President of the World Trade Center.  Watch the video here.


November 16, 2015 - Attorney Tyler Rauert spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will impact Colorado businesses on Nov. 14, 2015, on radio channel 710 KNUS.  Download the podcast from here.


September 30, 2015Alan Blakley and Shih-Kuei Chen volunteered with the Navajo to draft wills for them. Colorado Public Radio produced a segment on the program, please click on the audio/Listen link at the top of the page.


September 29, 2015 - Article: International Business Law; Understanding the Legal Aspects of Doing Business Overseas by Tyler Rauert.


August 21, 2015 - Attorney Tyler Rauert spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will impact Colorado businesses at the Chamber of the Americas on July 23.  Here is the article from the Colorado Statesman.


June 9, 2015 - POLARIS lawyer Tyler Rauert spoke on international trade, politics, and security at a conference of senior government officials from over 30 countries in Doha, Qatar. 


March 26, 2015 - Samantha Peaslee of POLARIS was a proud recipient of the International Law Student Award at the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy's Annual International Law Gala on March 25, 2015. The award was granted for Samantha's commitment to international law at the University of Denver and in the community.


March 26, 2015 - From March 10 through March 22, Samantha Peaslee of POLARIS represented the University of Denver in the 5th Annual Shanghai Pre-Moot and the 12th Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot.  Samantha and her teammate, Katie McAuley won the Shanghai pre-moot, coming in first out of 32 teams from over 12 different countries.  Samantha also received an honorable mention for best oralist.  In Hong Kong, Samantha and Katie competed against 108 teams from over 30 countries and emerged as quarterfinalists.  They were eliminated by Singapore Management University, who went on to win the entire moot. Samantha also received an honorable mention for best oralist.


December 15, 2014 - Limiting Liability in Forming a Subsidiary in the United States (Read article)


December 15, 2014 - Export Control Changes Mark Significant Developments for Colorado's Satellite Industry (Read article)


November 6, 2014 - Attorney Alan Blakley was the moderator for the panel on Africa at the American Society of International Law, Sutton Colloquium on Reassessing International Economic Law and Development in Denver on 14 November 2014.  The topics of the papers and the presenters in his panel are:

  • Olabisi Akinkube (University of Ottawa), The Shifting Role of Law as a Tool of Economic Development in the Economic Community of West African States

  • Clarence Siziba (World Trade Institute), The Case for Firm-Level Considerations in SADC Trade Facilitation

  • Fabio Morosini (University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) & Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (FGV São Paulo School of Law, Brazil), Contesting the model-based model: empirical insights from Brazil-Angola trade and investment relations


November 6, 2014 - Attorney Tyler Rauert spoke on "Overcoming Political and Legal Risks to Investment in Countries in Democratic Transition" in Barcelona, Spain on 18 November 2014.  This conference on Arab Transitions was co-sponsored by the European Institute for the Mediterranean and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.


He also discussed the impact of international trade developments and geopolitical shifts on the Arab Gulf region in Doha, Qatar on 25 - 26 November 2014 at the "Third International Conference on Strategic Studies" co-sponsored by Qatar Armed Forces and the Geneva Center for Security Policy.


June 12, 2014 - The federal court in Colorado has announced new rules for patent litigation to ensure that people who initiate the litigation can specify how the defendant is infringing the patent-in-suit.  This is good news for plaintiffs and defendants alike.  It should limit the amount of time spent in litigation.  Read the new rules here.


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