BOULDER—Oct. 24, 2016—Managing member Jim Branum and education law attorney Coulter Bump presented on school finance issues at the Colorado Association of School Business Officials’ 2016 Annual Fall Conference on Oct. 6 in Breckenridge.
Their session, “Don’t let TABOR Over Tax You: How to Resolve TABOR Contracting Pitfalls,” discussed Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights and other contracting language to look for and avoid or modify when reviewing complex financial documents for school districts.
Branum provides general counsel services to school districts, health service districts and other clients in Colorado. He provides assistance to both public and private entities in transactional matters, real estate, employment counseling, labor negotiations, policy and governance and operational matters. He also serves as issuers’ or borrowers’ counsel for public entities in public finance matters.
Bump’s practice focuses on providing legal services to school districts, including representation in matters related to day-to-day operations, as well as real estate and transactional matters. Her areas of specialty include powers and duties of school boards and board members, policy development, employment, open records and open meetings, construction contracts and financial transactions. She is qualified to give presentations in the process of BEST grants, intellectual property procedures and school district contracting issues.