Our Team

Colin James Fletcher
Founding Attorney
Colin focuses his practice in primarily in cannabis law, which encompasses a number of different practice areas that include corporate formation and governance, commercial transactions, commercial leasing, intellectual property, business licensing, regulatory compliance, administrative defense and other disciplines. Colin began practicing in this space in the fall of 2014 as a legal fellow with the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses before moving into private practice in early 2015. Colin started his own practice in the summer of 2017. Colin has a varied background as a student of international relations, a financial services representative and multi-disciplined practitioner of law. This array of experiences make Colin a unique legal counselor and thought-partner that consistently delivers a holistic and unadulterated point of view. Colin is a Denver native, and a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Brian McQuinn
Attorney at Law
Brian S. McQuinn, Esq. is a corporate attorney with 4 years of experience as general counsel to businesses, both as inside and outside counsel. He has helped numerous clients in a variety of industries structure, negotiate, document, and close merger & acquisition transactions. He helps his clients define and achieve their objectives, such as purchasing assets, acquiring talent, expanding into new markets, or entering a new line of business.  Other areas of expertise include: corporate formation and governance; intellectual property protections and licensing; regulatory compliance; business licensing; equity raises; commercial leasing; and debt financing. Brian consistently identifies his client’s needs, objectives, and strategic opportunities while serving as a trusted advisor and risk manager. Brian receive a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 2011. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2015, with a certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law.
Barbara Penfield
Senior Licensing Technician
Barbara is the Senior Licensing Technician with The Law Office of Colin James Fletcher. Barbara has over 6 years of marijuana business licensing experience in the State of Colorado and has done work in California and other states. She has in-depth experience preparing, reviewing and submitting marijuana business applications, and her expertise and knowledge of state and local licensing procedures makes her uniquely qualified to assist with new license applications, renewals, changes of ownerships, modifications of premises, corporate structure changes, changes of location and all other marijuana business related licensing needs. Over twenty years of office administration, office management and accounting have prepared Barbara for the intense demands of the marijuana industry and Barbara faces difficult projects and complex challenges with the professionalism that comes from experience alone. Barbara continues to be involved with Colorado’s local jurisdictions and MED regulatory work groups. In addition to her years of licensing and regulatory work, Barbara holds an undergraduate degree in accounting. When she can find the free time Barbara enjoys the outdoors, swimming, horse racing and spending time with her boyfriend and adult children.