Caroline R. Kert

Attorney

Caroline R. Kert is an attorney and a mediator. She champions artists and helps businesses in the creative industries protect their revenue streams, so they can focus on what they do best. She helps clients cut through the overwhelm to develop priorities and strategies that work for their specific business needs.

She counsels businesses, nonprofits, and emerging artists on all aspects of their business practices including entity formation, joint ventures, employment and independent consultant contract negotiation, employment law, intellectual property registration and licenses, risk management, collections, conflict resolution, and litigation. She also handles appeals to the federal and state court systems.

Ms. Kert has extensive experience governing nonprofit, environmental, government, and arts programs. She has represented or served as a Board member for numerous local arts organizations and has most recently joined the Boards for the Boulder Fringe Festival, Art in Community, and the Denver Regional Fund. She has served as a Director and President of Apogaea, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) arts organization associated with Burning Man, and she was a founding member of The Phoenix Asylum, a Boulder arts collective.

She was appointed as Burning Man's regional contact for Boulder in 2016 and was named the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts' inaugural Volunteer Attorney of the Year in 2018.

When she is not in the office, Ms. Kert enjoys film, having worked on many student and professional sets and having attended the Colorado Film School for cinematography and directing. She also enjoys strategic games and poker.

CIVIC PARTICIPATION

  • Boulder Fringe Festival, Director
  • Denver Regional Fund, Director
  • Art in Community, Inc., De
  • Burning Man Regional Contact, Boulder
  • Volunteer Mediator, Boulder Community Mediation Services
  • Facilitator, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Restorative Justice Program
  • Ranger Department Lead and Trainer (coordinator for volunteer mediators), Apogaea, Inc.
  • Ranger Department, Burning Man Project--Trainer in Training, Mentor, Green Dot Cadre, and Personnel Investigator

HONORS AND AWARDS

Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, 2018
Boulder Regional Contact, Burning Man, appointed 2016

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Juris Doctor, Boston University School of Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

REPORTED CASES

Dami Hospitality v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, ___ P.3d ____, 2017 WL 710497 (Colo. App. 2017) (striking excessive workers’ compensation penalty for failure to address ability to pay)

Donald C. Taylor v. Benjamin Luke Taylor, 381 P.3d 428 (Colo. App. 2016) (upholding standing of trust beneficiaries to sue trustee for breach of duty to settlor)