Spectrum Legal Group, LLP
Attorneys at Law


MaryBeth Sobel Schroeder

MaryBeth Sobel Schroeder is the founder of Spectrum Legal Group, LLP in Denver, Colorado. She has over twenty years of experience in corporate law, employment law, energy law and complex civil litigation. Ms. Schroeder has assisted numerous small to mid-size businesses in all facets of formation as entities and advised them on available business structure options.  She has developed, drafted, and revised numerous business documents, which reflect the individual circumstances and needs of each business client.

Ms. Schroeder is also experienced in the negotiation and litigation of various business and employment issues and has worked extensively with corporate clients conducting internal legal compliance investigations and audits. She has conducted numerous seminars and training sessions for attorneys, legal administrators, and for all levels of management and support staff in private companies in both Colorado and Wyoming.

Ms. Schroeder is a member of the Colorado and Wyoming Bar Associations.  She is a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow Emeritus Recognized Top Lawyers the Secrets to their Success 2017. She is an AV Preeminent Attorney 2018 and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers (2018).  She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Regis University and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  She obtained a Safety and Health Specialist Certificate for General Industry and Oil/Gas from the OSHA Training Institute (2014). Ms. Schroeder practices in the U.S. District Court, and the states of Colorado and Wyoming.

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Jim Ed Franklin

Jim Ed (Jed) Franklin is a Partner at Spectrum Legal Group, LLP in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Franklin has experience in transactional and corporate law specializing in advising small to mid-sized companies and state government. Mr. Franklin also has substantial experience in energy law, dovetailing with his property development and contracting skills. In this area, Mr. Franklin has advised a number of start-up oil and gas exploration and salt water disposal companies about due diligence, acquisitions, mergers, drilling contracts, Joint Operating Agreements, and Participation Agreements. He has managed substantial escrow accounts and served as general counsel.

Mr. Franklin has drafted and reviewed a variety of contracts both in energy and in government practice including farmouts and farmins; newly drafted contracts for specific unorthodox deals; converted purchase and sale agreements into acquisition agreements; drafted surface use, gas purchase, oil purchase, easement, access, confidentiality and non-disclosure, indemnity, independent contractor, mortgages, deeds of trust, promissory notes, and security agreements; and assignments and deeds. He has advised landowners about securing mineral rights and payment for production by negotiating with companies and proposing creative solutions that benefit both parties.

Mr. Franklin is a member of the Colorado and North Dakota Bar Associations. He is a member of the Denver Oil and Gas Title Lawyers Association and a member of the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen. Mr. Franklin received his undergraduate degree in Economics and in Business Administration from Trinity University, Texas and his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, augmenting his legal studies at the University of Oxford.  Mr. Franklin is licensed to practice and does practice in Colorado and North Dakota.

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Brett Huff

Brett Huff is Of Counsel to Spectrum Legal Group, LLP.  He is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney of 15 years who has a strong background in representing companies in contract, indemnity, non-compete and litigation matters, insurance companies and their insureds in coverage and defense, and personal injury plaintiffs in cases involving catastrophic injuries.   Mr. Huff represents clients at all levels of jurisdiction in Colorado and Wyoming, ranging from county courts to the United States Supreme Court.  To date, he has represented clients through more than 40 bench and jury trials and dozens of appellate cases.

Mr. Huff has undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah in English Literature and Speech Communication and a post-graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution.   He obtained his law degree from University of Wyoming College of Law.

Mr. Huff has published articles as an Assistant Colorado Editor to the Product Liability Desk Reference, Aspen Publisher, Inc., 2001 and the Tort Law Desk Reference, Aspen Publisher, Inc., 2001.

Mr. Huff is proud to have served as a Legal Specialist in the Utah Army National Guard from 1989 to 1997 and as a summer law clerk for Judge Dale Kimball of the United States District Court for the State of Utah in 1998.

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