Biography

Martin Estevao, a member of the Litigation practice group, handles disputes, regulatory matters and government relations challenges across a wide range of complex issues in multiple industries around the country. Martin develops forward-thinking, business-oriented legal strategies to achieve commercial objectives while reducing risk, enhancing company reputations, and promoting cooperation with federal, state and local government agencies. He frequently litigates in state and federal courts, and also advises clients on strategic alternative resolutions with a focus on cost productivity and preserving long-term business relationships.

Martin has assisted companies with statutory and regulatory compliance issues relating to food and beverages, food packaging and equipment, component parts and raw materials, industrial equipment, personal banking, telecommunications, health care and other consumer products and services. He has extensive experience in dairy regulation and has advised manufacturers, distributors and retailers with respect to a variety of finished and unprocessed products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and state departments of health and agriculture. Martin regularly represents Fortune 100 corporations and other companies before such agencies nationwide, and provides effective and efficient counsel on government relations, licensing, safety and risk management, advertising and marketing, labeling, product recalls, sales promotions, franchise law, Prop 65 compliance, employment matters and general supply chain issues. He also provides guidance in business transactions and contractual matters that involve a heavy regulatory or technical component.

Further, Martin counsels clients in various real estate matters, particularly as they apply to property complexes regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and local housing authorities. In this capacity, Martin assists with regulatory compliance, government relations, property sales, management issues, property inspections and lease disputes.

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder  (J.D., 2013)
    • Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • Stanford University  (B.A., 2008)
    • Philosophy

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association 
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Business Development Committee (Member)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Denver Urban Debate League (Board Member)

Accolades

  • Law Week Colorado, Up & Coming Lawyer (2018)
  • National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow (2017)

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Martin worked as a general commercial litigator at an international law firm.