Cody M. Barela
Cody M. Barela

Associate

Phone: 303.299.8320

Fax: 303.298.0940

cbarela@shermanhoward.com

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Jillian Virkus
303.299.8137

Areas of Emphasis

Business and Corporate

Mergers and Acquisitions

Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Copyright

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2010
    • Staff Editor, Transportation Law Journal
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University, 2005

Cody Barela is an Associate in the Business and Corporate Department. Cody joined the firm after spending two years negotiating telecom and software license agreements for a multinational technology company. He also was a mechanical design engineer designing mechanical/HVAC/plumbing systems for Lockheed Martin facilities and preparing bids for government contracts before attending law school. Cody works with clients regarding intellectual property, technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate operations and general business matters.

Representative Matters
  • Drafts and revises Subcontractor agreements, construction supplier/vendor agreements, and bailment agreements.
  • Lead Associate drafting Right of Entry agreements and easements for telecom company for access to build, construct and install telecom equipment on property of third parties.
  • Spent two years as a construction defect litigator defending commercial and residential general contractors and subcontractors prior to transitioning to transactional practice.
  • Drafts Intellectual property development, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Software licensing, including hosted, SaaS, cloud and subscription models and related service level agreements as well as open source software licensing.
  • Drafts master services agreements and independent contractor agreements
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Colorado, 2010
  • Licensed, United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Representative, National Hispanic Bar Association to the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2016
  • Past Chair, Education Committee, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2015
  • Mentor, Law School Si Se Puede
  • Young Lawyers Project Leader, Colorado Bar Association