Patrick Linden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Denver, CO

Linden Law Partners, LLC
 | 3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive, Denver, CO 80209
Phone: 303-731-4342
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Patrick Linden is the founder of Linden Law Partners, LLC, based in Denver, Colorado (https://lindenlawpartners.com).  

For nearly 20 years Mr. Linden has specialized in business and transactional law, focusing on:

·       Corporate law

·       Mergers and acquisitions

·       Venture capital, private equity and related transactions

·       Investor representation

·       Startups and emerging companies

·       Entity structuring and formation of LLCs, partnerships and corporations

·       General business counseling

·       Equity incentive plans and compensation

·       Employment contracts

·       Joint ventures and strategic alliances

·       Securities law

·       Uniform Commercial Code and secured transactions

·       Credit and debt financing

·       Real estate equity

·       Mezzanine financing

Mr. Linden spent 15 years with the Denver and Boulder offices of large regional and international law firms before founding his own law firm in 2015. He has advised companies, entrepreneurs and investors in hundreds of early stage and venture capital financings, and has served as lead counsel for M&A transactions ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to $700 million. Mr. Linden also represented many of the top companies and business executives in the Rocky Mountain region.

In its 2018 Barrister’s Best publication, Law Week Colorado recognized Mr. Linden as Colorado’s top M&A attorney, describing him as “an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs” and “active with like-minded business people who are making moves.” Mr. Linden also received the Barrister’s Best award in 2019 where he was recognized as Colorado’s best Private Equity lawyer.

Mr. Linden was an athlete in college, an editor on the University of Denver Law Review, and has taught several MBA classes at DU’s Daniels College of Business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young daughters, is a diehard Bronco fan, and is an avid explorer of Colorado’s most rugged off-road 4WD terrain.

More information regarding Mr. Linden's education, representative transactions, speaking engagements, writings and awards can be found here:  https://lindenlawpartners.com/pat-linden/. A number of client testimonials can be found here: https://lindenlawpartners.com/testimonials/. The blog for Linden Law Partners, LLC can be found here: https://lindenlawpartners.com/blog/

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Securities & Corporate Finance
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015

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White Papers

  • M&A 101 Playbook (2018) - Comprehensive primer on the process associated with Merger & Acquisition transactions. 

  • About Patrick Linden

    Admitted: 2001, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: https://lindenlawpartners.com/pat-linden/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers for M&A
    • Long Time Board Member, Denver Sports Commission
    • M&A Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007, and 2009-2015
    • M&A Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007, and 2009-2015
    • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers for M&A
    • Law Week Colorado – “Barrister’s Best” award as Colorado’s best Private Equity attorney, Barrister’s Best Issue, 2019
    • "People's Choice" award Colorado's best Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney, Law Week Colorado , 2018
    • Awarded "Best Private Equity Attorney" in the Barrister's Best category of the 2019 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado., 2019
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2011
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2010
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Rockies Venture Club, 2015
    • American Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association, 2018
    • Adjunct Professor, Sports & Entertainment Contracts, University of Denver Daniels College of Business MBA Program, 2010
    • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2018
    • Member of Board of Directors, Denver Metro Sports Commission, 2013
    • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board Member, National Pro Fastpitch, Women's Professional Fastpitch Softball League, 2013
    • Advisory Board Member, Denver Metro Sports Commission, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Best Practices for Manufacturing and Outsourcing in Biotech, 2012 Rocky Mountain BioBooster Clinic, May 2012
    • University of Denver MBA Program — Adjunct Professor, “Sports and Entertainment Contracts”
    • The Temporary Guest’s Reduced Expectation of Privacy, 77 Denv. U.L. Rev. 217, 1999
    • Sales, Mergers and Initial Public Offerings, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2006
    • Fueling Opportunity: Women, Sports and the Bottom Line, 10th Annual Women in Sports Business Symposium, University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Graduate Business School, 2006
    • Limited Liability Companies: When and How to Use Them, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2008
    • Art of the Deal: Equity Funding, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, 2008
    • Drafting Employment and Other Compensation Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2007-09
    • Destroying the Union in Order to Save It? An Analysis of the 2011 Labor Strife Over the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2011
    • Raising Capital and Securities Law 101 for Start-Up Companies, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open, August 2011
    • Middle Market M&A: Securities, Valuation, Liquidity and Purchase Price Adjustments, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, November 2011
    • Structuring Earnouts in M&A Transactions, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, January 2012
    • Inside Venture Capital, Rockies Venture Club, Speaker, 2015
    • Proactive Employment Practices for Emerging Companies, Startup Colorado – Legal Round Table, July 2012
    • Buy/Sell Agreements, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, December 2012
    • Considerations in Negotiations Regarding Valuation and Balance of Power, Expo West 2015, Anaheim, CA, March 2015, Speaker, 2015
    • Raising Angel and Venture Capital Money in Natural Products, Faegre Baker Daniels Boulder Natural Foods Seminar, Speaker, 2014
    • Business Succession Planning, Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open, Speaker, 2014
    • Anti-Dilution in Early Stage Financings, Rockies Venture Club  , Speaker, 2013
    • Negotiating the Deal Terms of a Venture Capital Investment, Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open, Speaker, 2013
    • The Temporary Guest's Reduced Expectation of Privacy, 77 DENV. U.L. REV. 217 (1999), Author, University of Denver Law Review, 1999

    Transactions:

    • Represent medical device manufacturer in $67 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2019
    • Represent regional food distribution company in $23 million sale to private equity acquirer., 2018
    • Represent global media company in sale to private equity acquirer, 2018
    • Represent transportation management and logistics company in sale to international freight transportation company, 2018
    • Represent real estate fintech company for venture capital investment by NYSE strategic investor, 2017
    • Represented national high tech staffing company in sale to largest U.S. based outsourcing company focused on temporary placement, direct hire, and managed staffing services, 2017
    • Represented product promotion company focused on educational and prevention awareness programs and campaigns in sale to private equity acquirer, 2017
    • Represented healthcare IT staffing company in $40 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2016
    • Represented largest yoga chain in U.S. for multiple commercial transactions , 2016
    • Represent international restaurant franchisor in $700 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2016
    • Represented reservation less teleconferencing company in $25 million sale to international communications company, 2016
    • Represented cloud management software company in $55 million sale to public company, 2015
    • Represented international paint company in $80 million sale of division, 2015
    • Represented private equity firm in $60 million investment in renewal energy company, 2015
    • Represented national restaurant franchisor in $450 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Awarded People's Choice "Best Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney" in 2018 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado, 2018
    • Awarded "Best Private Equity Attorney" in the Barrister's Best category of the 2019 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • M.S., Finance, summa cum laude, University of Denver, 2001
    • B.S.B.A, University of Denver, Majors in Finance and Statistics, Cum Laude, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • and Restaurants and Hospitality
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Consumer Products
    • Event Management
    • Family Offices
    • Financial And Professional Services
    • Franchise And Distribution
    • Healthcare
    • Hemp/CBD
    • Internet And Technology
    • Legalized (State) Cannabis
    • Life Sciences and Medical Device
    • Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)
    • Manufacturing And Industrial
    • Sports And Entertainment
    • Staffing Services
    • Telecommunications and Media
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    Office Location for Patrick Linden

    3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive
    Denver, CO 80209

    Phone: 303-731-4342

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    Last Updated: 4/8/2020

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