Congratulations to our clients at Ska Fabricating Inc. (Ska Fab), a company based in Durango, Colorado, which was recently acquired by Hanover Partners, a private equity firm based in San Francisco and Portland. Ska Fab manufactures and sells depalletizers, conveyors, and packaging line equipment to beverage and food producers across the world. Ska Fab opened for business in Durango from a 500 square foot space. Read More

The Basics of Representations and Warranties Insurance for M&A

Representations and warranties (R&W) insurance, once reserved for public company and higher-market mergers and acquisitions, is becoming more prevalent in lower middle-market private company M&A transactions. Recent trends show that R&W insurance, which provides liability coverage for breaches of representations and warranties made by a seller in an M&A deal, is now being used in an estimated 25% of Read More

5 Mistakes Sellers Make During the M&A Deal Process

Successful M&A deals don’t just happen by accident. Each M&A transaction has its own complexities and numerous factors must converge to result in a mutually beneficial outcome for both the buyer and seller. Sellers who are willing to critically analyze a deal objectively and possess the gravitas to have tough conversations with buyers stand the best chance of obtaining an optimal outcome for themselves and Read More

Nicki Cerasoli Named Top Lawyer by 5280 for M&A

Linden Law Partners congratulates partner Nicki Cerasoli on being named to Denver's Top Lawyers List 2021 by 5280 Magazine for M&A. The team at Linden Law Partners is very proud of Nicki and her well-deserved achievement!   5280 Directory - Top Lawyer: 2021 Nicki Cerasoli   Read More

Congressional Stimulus Bill Expands PPP; Clarifies Taxation of PPP Loan Forgiveness and Deductibility of Expenses

Congress finally reached agreement and passed on December 21, 2020 a $900 billion economic stimulus bill, which was signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020. Among other things, the bill expands and clarifies the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), as amended, which was originally passed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020: Expands the PPP to Read More


We are excited to announce the arrival of Jeff Thomas, a securities and commercial litigation attorney, who has joined our firm as special counsel. Jeff brings more than 20 years of federal government and big law experience to assist our business clients. Click here to learn more about Jeff and his experience. Read More

Section 1202 and Qualified Small Business Stock

Planning for the most favorable tax treatment on their investment is always a major consideration for investors. Because of a renewed interest in using C corporations as investment vehicles as a result of the reduction to the corporate tax rate to 21% under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, investors have shown a renewed interest in the potential tax benefits under Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Read More


We are pleased to announce that Pat Linden received the Barrister’s Best award from Law Week Colorado (Law Week), an elite annual publication of the “best of the best” in the legal profession in Colorado. For 2020, Pat was selected as “Best M&A Lawyer”. This isn’t Pat’s first time being recognized on the Barrister’s Best list. In 2019, he was selected as Colorado’s “Best Private Equity Lawyer”, and in he was Read More

Understanding and Structuring Board Observer Rights

Venture capital firms and other equity investors commonly request the right to have an observer attend the board of director meetings of their portfolio companies. A board observer isn’t a director, and therefore doesn’t have voting rights, generally doesn’t have a fiduciary obligation to the company or its shareholders, and typically doesn’t have the same right to indemnification to the same extent as actual members Read More

Linden Law Partners Represents Colorado Mechanical Systems in Successful Acquisition by Reedy Industries

Congratulations to our clients at Colorado Mechanical Systems Inc. (CMS), a private company based in Centennial, Colorado that provides commercial HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing services. CMS was acquired by Reedy Industries, Inc. (Reedy), a leading Midwest commercial and industrial HVAC and building control services company. Linden Law Partners represented CMS and its ownership on all aspects of the transaction. Read More