Pat Linden


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Pat Linden specializes in business and transactional law. He spent 15 years with the Denver and Boulder offices of large regional and international law firms before founding his own law firm in 2015. Pat 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. He has 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 Pat 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.” Pat also received the Barrister’s Best award in 2019 where he was recognized as Colorado’s best private equity lawyer.

Pat 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.


University of Denver
Sturm College of Law
J.D., Order of St. Ives and Law Review (2001)

University of Denver
Daniels College of Business
M.S., Finance, summa cum laude (2001)

University of Denver
B.S. Business, cum laude (1997)

  • Represented private equity firm in $700 million acquisition of restaurant chain
  • Represented private equity firm in $450 million acquisition of restaurant chain
  • Represented private equity firm for $280 million credit facility
  • Represented acquirer of printing company in $370 million going-private transaction
  • Represented international public medical device manufacturer in $210 million stock acquisition of competitor
  • Represented public data processing company in $125 million stock sale to public company acquirer
  • Represented international paint company in $80 million sale of division
  • Represented label manufacturing company in $75 million stock acquisition from public company 
  • Represented private equity firm in $60 million investment in renewable energy company
  • Represented surgical microscope company in $57 million sale to private equity acquirer
  • Represented cloud management software company in $55 million sale to public company
  • Represented healthcare IT staffing company in $34 million sale to private equity acquirer
  • Represented medical staffing and publication company in $30 million sale to public company acquirer
  • Represented reservationless teleconferencing company in $25 million sale to international communications company
  • Represented high tech staffing company for $20 million sale to largest staffing company in U.S.
  • Represented private equity firm in controlling interest investment in healthcare IT services company
  • Represented seller of wireless retail company chain to private equity acquirer
  • Represented contract security services company in sale to private equity backed acquirer
  • Represented biological research company in controlling investment by private equity acquirer
  • Represented public company television network in merger with competitor
  • Represented of NHL team in change of ownership transaction
  • Represented NFL team for corporate law and shareholder matters
  • Represented cable wire manufacturing company in sale to private equity acquirer
  • Represented large property management company in sale to private equity acquirer
  • Represented largest Colorado venture capital fund for numerous technology venture capital investments
  • Representation of public medical device company for corporate, M&A and distribution matters
  • Representation of major medical surgery center for multiple joint venture transactions
  • Representation of major cable television and satellite media audit and revenue management company
  • Representation of global business conferencing solutions company
  • Representation of largest yoga chain in the United States
  • Considerations in Negotiations Regarding Valuation and Balance of Power,
    Expo West 2015, Anaheim, CA, March 2015
  • Inside Venture Capital,
    Rockies Venture Club, April 2015
  • Business Succession Planning,
    Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open, August 2014
  • Raising Angel and Venture Capital Money in Natural Products,
    Faegre Baker Daniels Boulder Natural Foods Seminar, October 2013
  • Anti-Dilution in Early Stage Financings,
    Rockies Venture Club, April 2013
  • Buy/Sell Agreements,
    WebCredenza CLE Seminar, December 2012
  • Negotiating the Deal Terms of a Venture Capital Investment,
    Rocky Mountain CleanTech Open, August 2012
  • Proactive Employment Practices for Emerging Companies,
    Startup Colorado – Legal Round Table, July 2012
  • Best Practices for Manufacturing and Outsourcing in Biotech,
    2012 Rocky Mountain BioBooster Clinic, May 2012
  • Structuring Earnouts in M&A Transactions,
    WebCredenza CLE Seminar, January 2012
  • Middle Market M&A: Securities, Valuation, Liquidity and Purchase Price Adjustments,
    WebCredenza CLE Seminar, November 2011
  • Raising Capital and Securities Law 101 for Start-Up Companies
    Rocky Mountain CleanTech Open, August 2011
  • 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
  • Drafting Employment and Other Compensation Agreements,
    Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2007-09
  • Art of the Deal: Equity Funding,
    WebCredenza CLE Seminar, 2008
  • Limited Liability Companies: When and How to Use Them,
    Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2008
  • 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
  • Sales, Mergers and Initial Public Offerings,
    Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2006
  • The Temporary Guest’s Reduced Expectation of Privacy,
    77 Denv. U.L. Rev. 217, 1999

American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations

  • Law Week Colorado – “Barrister’s Best” award as Colorado’s best Private Equity attorney, Barrister’s Best Issue, 2019
  • Law Week Colorado – “People’s Choice” award as Colorado’s best Mergers and Acquisitions attorney, Barrister’s Best issue, 2018
  • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers for M&A
  • M&A Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007, and 2009-2015
  • Long Time Board Member, Denver Sports Commission
  • University of Denver MBA Program — Adjunct Professor, “Sports and Entertainment Contracts”