We are with you every step of the way. As a full-service legal firm, Antonio Bates Bernard Professional Corporation has served individuals and businesses for decades in broad areas of expertise. If you need help with any of the following, you’re in the right place:


We offer complete business planning legal services to sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and to small and large privately held corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

Commercial litigation / dispute resolution

Practicing Partners: Brian E. Bates and Howard M. Haenel

We are experienced in decisively and cost-efficiently handling a wide range of legal issues that arise in business disputes, including contract disputes, commercial collection matters, trade secret theft, violations of covenants not to compete, trademark infringement, employment claims, fraud and civil theft. We have brought and defended cases in various Colorado county and district courts, the U.S. District Court for Colorado and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. We have handled appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. And we have represented our clients in matters with the American Arbitration Association and before the Judicial Arbiter Group.



Practicing Partners: Ronald L. Antonio

We provide a full range of estate planning and estate and trust administration services to individuals and families aimed at providing for loved ones and protecting assets from potential creditors. We also have decades of experience in assisting business owners, professionals, corporate executives, and real estate investors in protecting and preserving their accumulated wealth through estate and asset protection planning techniques.


We provide legal services to individual and large group healthcare providers and can assist you with entity formation and operations, contracting, shareholder and owner compensation, regulatory compliance, ambulatory surgery centers, as well as with your other medical ventures and investments.

intellectual property

Practicing Partners: Brian E. Bates, and Howard M. Haenel

We apply our IP expertise to help entrepreneurs, inventors, corporations, and individuals properly secure their original, creative advantages. We advise you on how to properly monetize proprietary ideas, trade secrets, and technologies, and we offer essential guidance on how to proceed when those assets are unlawfully compromised.

real estate

We have extensive experience with myriad forms of real estate transactions and the legal issues that arise in those contexts. Whether your transaction is commercial, agricultural, or involves a personal residence, we can assist you with achieving a smooth and effective process in which your interests are preserved.

tax planning

Practicing Partners: Ronald L. Antonio

Tax issues arise in the life-cycle of every business and in real estate transactions, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. We work closely with you and your accountants to understand your unique needs and develop tailored tax strategies that avoid conflicting advice and provide you with the most tax-efficient end results.