Howard O. Bernstein

Howard O. Bernstein, PC Attorney


1111 Pearl Street Suite 203 Boulder, CO 80302 United States


Phone: (303) 494-3321 Fax: (303) 544-5955 Website:

Practice Areas

Business Law
Business Startups
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Tax Litigation/Controversy

Biographical Info

Howard O. Bernstein, born Scranton, Pennsylvania, October 5, 1955; Certified Public Accountant 1981, California; Admitted to bar 1994, Colorado. Preparatory education, Columbia University (B.A. with honors, 1977); Legal education, University of Colorado (J.D., 1994), Colorado Law Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (Managing Editor); Graduate education, Cornell University (M.B.A., 1979); New York University (A.P.C., 1984). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Member: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tax Division, 1994-present); American Bar Association (Business Law, International Law Practice Sections, 1994-present), Colorado Bar Association (International Law Committee, 1994-present); Boulder County Bar Association (Business Law Section, 1994-present, Co-Chair, 1996-98, 2000-2002; Taxation, Estate Planning & Probate Section, 1994-present). Author: “Colorado’s New Limited Liability Entities,” Boulder County Bar Newsletter, Vol. 18, Issue 5 (November 1995); “International Business Transactions”, Chapter in the Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., 2006, updated bi-annually. Instructor: University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, Teaching Assistant for Business Law, 1993-94. Lecturer: “International Taxation in Colorado,” NBI, 1998; “Employee vs. Independent Contractor,” Lorman, 2004; “Keeping on Track: Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas and Malpractice,” NBI, 2005; “Creating Comprehensive Employee Handbooks,” NBI, 2006; “Ethics: They Also Apply to Law Office Management,” NBI, 2007; “Employment Laws Made Simple”, NBI, 2008; “Asset-Based Deals”, Boulder County Bar Association, 2008; “Small Office Management for the Legal Professional”, NBI, 2008; “Who is an Employee?”, Boulder County Bar Association, 2010; “Workplace Commission”, AAA-CPA, 2011; “Social Media in the Workplace”, Boulder County Bar Association, 2011; “Tax Considerations in Settlement Agreements”, Boulder County Bar Association, 2013; “Choosing the Right Entity for Doing Business Abroad”, Colorado Bar Association; Moderator, “International Commercial Transactions”, Colorado Bar Association, 2013. “Advising Businesses Going International”, Colorado Business Law Institute, Colorado Bar Association, 2013; “Gender Identity in the Workplace, Boulder County Bar Association, 2015; “Illuminating Inversions“, AAA-CPA, 2015; “Workplace Commission: Independent Contractor vs. Employee,” AAA-CPA, 2016; “Tax Treatment of Client Settlements,” Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2017; “Tax Consequences of Settlements and Jury Verdicts,” Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association (PELA), 2019.