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Member Profile: Gordon W. Netzorg

design element Gordon W. Netzorg
Sherman & Howard LLC
633 17th Street #3000
Denver, CO 80202
Email: Click for email

Tel: (303) 299-8381
Fax: (303) 298-0940

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ADR Services Include:

Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Gordon W. Netzorg has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
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design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementMedical Devices
design elementMedical Malpractice
design elementMergers & Acquisitions
design elementMining
design elementMortgage Foreclosure
design elementNative American
design elementPartnerships
design elementPensions / ERISA
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPharmaceuticals
design elementProbate
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
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design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementProperty Damage
design elementReal Estate
design elementSecurities
design elementShareholder Disputes
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
design elementTechnology
design elementTelecommunications
design elementTitle Disputes
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design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementUnfair Competition
design elementUtilities
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design elementWage & Hour/FMLA


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Mr. Netzorg has established a reputation as an effective arbitrator. He regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator as member of American Arbitration Association's Complex Commercial Case arbitration and mediation panels.

Arbitration cases have included large complex commercial contracts; banking lending practices; finder’s fees; intellectual property; computers; programming; patents; unfair trade practices; breach of fiduciary duties; fraud; accounting and tax; FLSA; putative class actions; collateralized debt; business breakups; natural resources, mining and oil and gas disputes; tribal conflicts; securities and investments; gaming facilities; sports controversies; and real estate matters.

Mediation cases have included breach of fiduciary duty; breach of trust; registered representative (stock broker) misconduct; entity breakups; professional malpractice; insurance coverage; breach of contract; divorce; auto accidents and large, complex estate and trust matters. Many of these cases have been multiparty mediations.

Mr. Netzorg maintains a trial practice focused on complex, multi-party commercial litigation, with an emphasis on partnership, limited liability company, and corporate disputes; officer and director liability, bond litigation, securities and fraud litigation; natural resources including oil and gas, mining disputes; lender liability, banking, and real estate litigation.

Mr. Netzorg successfully tried and obtained verdicts, judgments and arbitration awards in wide variety of complex commercial cases including 8-figure awards and 9-figure settlement.  Typical cases involve issues as diverse as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, corporate governance, business and investment fraud, real estate, debtor-lender disputes, intellectual property and natural resources.


  • Juris Doctor, with honors, Syracuse University, 1976 Articles Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Chair, Colorado State Committee 2010-2012)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past President and Past Chair, Commercial Law Section,  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Colorado Super Lawyers 2013-2018 (currently ranked #2), Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers 2012-2013, Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers 2006-2011
  • Best of the Bar Award for Securities Law
  • Listed for 20+ years in Best Lawyers in America, current categories include: Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation,  Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation- Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, Mediation
  • Best Lawyers'  2010 and 2013 Litigation Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year , Denver, CO
  • Recognized by 5280 Magazine as Top Lawyer-Commercial Litigation 2015-2018
  • IAALS Rebuilding Justice Award, April 201
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice


$675 per hour, to be split between the parties
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