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Biography

John advises public and private corporations, private equity funds and investors on deal structures, capital formation, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate finance, operations and governance matters. His clientele includes start-up and emerging companies seeking capital, established corporate entities, and commercial interests seeking growth through acquisition, partnership, and consolidation of resources.

A significant portion of John’s practice focuses on “off-market” or distressed acquisitions, assisting clients in acquiring distressed assets, often through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. These transactions include significant acquisitions in traditional and non-traditional energy.

As a former CPA, John brings extensive, real-world financial experience to his clients’ representation and an ability to understand the financial impacts of deal structures. He often consults with directors, auditors, and committees on both compliance and investigative protocols and corporate governance issues.

Other Info About John

Education

Law School

University of Denver, J.D.

Undergraduate School

University of Colorado, B.S.

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers® in America®, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2020-2024; Corporate Law, 2017-2024; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-2024; Venture Capital Law, 2024

Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2021-2024

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers®: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2023

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Kempe Foundation, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
National Association of Corporate Directors, Member
University of Colorado Alumni Association

Presentations

John was invited to speak at the following events:

Guest Speaker, “Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards with John Kellogg” Colorado Energy Leaders Podcast, February 2022

Presenter, “Working with Electric Utility Contracts (Without a Law Degree)” EUCI, February 2021

Presenter, “Working with Electric Utility Contracts for Non-Lawyers” EUCI, September 2020

Co-Sponsor, National Association & Corporate Directors Wyoming Peer Exchange Series

Speaker, “How Can Innovative Partnerships Tools Be Used To Support DoD’s Renewable Energy Goals?” Association of Defense Communities Defense Policy Forum, May 2007

Panelist, “Renewable Energy – Meeting DoD’s Goals and Creating Value” Association of Defense Communities Winter Forum, February 2007

Panelist, “60 Minutes Is Calling and You Don’t Have a Crisis Plan Yet. Now What?” Audit Committee Seminar, January 2006

Major Publications

John is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“SBA Issues Additional PPP Guidance; Expands Safe Harbor,” Co-Author, ColoradoBiz Magazine, May 2020

“SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program,” Co-Author, Moye White Blog, April 2020

“Renewable Energy: A Smooth Transition,” Law Week Colorado, December 2019

“New Twist to the Renewable PTC Extension: Defining ‘Under Construction,” Co-Author, Renewable Energy World, March 2013

“Are Storm Clouds Gathering for a Slow-Down in 2007?” Co-Author, Financier Worldwide, June 2007.