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Samantha Peaslee



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Samantha Brown d/b/a Samantha Peaslee serves as general counsel for small- to medium-sized businesses. Within that, she specializes in international transactions and intellectual property law. Her practice focuses on entity formation, copyright registration and litigation, trademark registration and litigation, business transactions (cross-border and local), negotiations, trade secret protection, licensing, international transactions, international commercial arbitration, and commercial and civil alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Within Colorado, she works in Denver, the North Metro area, and Northern Colorado. 

Samantha has a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.A. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She placed first in the 5th Annual Shanghai International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in 2015 and was a quarterfinalist in the 12th Annual William C. Vis (East) International Commercial Moot, where she also was the fourth best oralist overall. At Sturm College of Law, Samantha was Senior Managing Editor of Denver Journal for International Law and Policy. Upon graduation, Samantha was awarded the Order of St. Ives and the Order of the Coif. 

Originally from Alexandria, LA, Samantha has also lived in Vermont, Maine, North Carolina, France, and South Korea. She speaks proficient French and can read Italian and some Korean. She has taught English as a second language in Paris at Montmartre After-School studies and in Seoul at Chungdahm April (Mapo).  

Samantha is also a member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center Denver, the Organization of Women in International Trade (Virtual), the Colorado Bar Association, and Colorado Attorneys for the Arts. She is a consultant with the North Metro and Larimer Small Business Development Centers. 

Larimer SBDC is pleased to offer free legal consultations for Colorado small businesses thanks to generous partnerships with Polaris Law Group and Lent Parker Law LLC. For your protection and for our attorneys’ protection, it is important to understand that these consultations do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create an attorney-client relationship. SBDC legal consultations provide general information about certain legal issues or questions you may have, and they can also help you evaluate whether you want to hire an attorney or resolve your issue without hiring an attorney. We ask all our North Metro SBDC small business clients to respect the professional and ethical boundaries required of the legal profession.

SBDC consultant attorneys CAN:

  • Listen to your situation and discuss options for you to explore.
  • Provide general guidelines on relevant laws.
  • Discuss common aspects of and provisions in legal documents and contracts (such as leases).
  • Discuss factors that inform whether your business might or might not consider hiring an attorney to address an issue.

SBDC consultant attorneys CANNOT:

  • Give you direct legal advice.
  • Read, write, edit, or review any documents for you.
  • Mediate or arbitrate a dispute for you.

If you are unsure if your questions require entering into a formal client-lawyer relationship with an attorney, please don’t hesitate to schedule a legal consultation and ask. Our attorney consultants love working with SBDC clients, and they will be happy to talk with you!

 In addition, if you need additional support beyond the educational guidance of our legal consultants, the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade also offers Small Business Legal Assistance that you might consider in applying.

If you’ve never met with a Larimer SBDC consultant. 

To schedule a new or follow-on appointment with Samantha please call 970-204-8600 or email

Please provide a 24-hour notice of cancellation if you are unable to make this appointment. Although we understand that emergencies arise, cancellations made within 24 hours of the appointment will count as 1 hour of the consultant’s time. As well, our normal cancellation policy applies: cancellations made less than 24 hours of the appointment may result in a requirement to attend a class before you can reschedule an appointment.

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