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Professional Bio For William R. Roberts

William Roberts has been a Managing Partner at Boulder offices of top National and International law firms for over 20 years and specializes in the areas of corporate and securities and venture capital law.

Bill's practice involves a full range of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private placements, project finance, commercial and employment contracts, loans, strategic alliances, licensing, and general corporate matters. His practice in recent years has focused on advising emerging companies in strategic areas, including formation documents, acquisitions, financing transactions, and private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Bill also has extensive experience with corporate restructuring, reorganization, and recapitalization as well as energy transactions.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Representing founders of a profitable, closely held service business in achieving liquidity through a sale of their ownership interests with substantial upside via earn out payments.

Advising a development stage medical diagnostics company with respect to strategic alliances with large life science and distribution companies.

Counsel to venture backed companies in recapitalizing in order to facilitate additional financings.

Counsel to a Colorado-based oil and gas exploration and development company with respect to both complex credit facilities and asset acquisitions.

Counsel to family fund in a leveraged buyout of a local electronics company.

Counsel to a privately held drug development company in a "reverse" merger with a publicly held drug development company.

Counsel to a local, closely-held software company with respect to its merger with a large, publicly-traded software company.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Bill's practice involves a full range of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private placements and public offerings, project finance, commercial and employment contracts, loans, strategic alliances, licensing and general corporate matters. In recent years, his practice has been focused on advising emerging companies in strategic areas, including formation documents, acquisitions, financing transactions, and private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Bill's experience also includes corporate restructurings, reorganizations and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance work. Bill also has extensive project finance experience and has worked in many industries including biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics, oil and gas, clean energy, software and consumer products.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Hogan & Hartson LLP, Boulder, CO August 1999 - February 2009
Managing Partner
In 1999, Bill led the opening of Hogan & Hartson's Boulder office serving local, national, and international clients ranging from emerging through mature companies with high-growth potential.

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Boulder, CO 1986 - 1999
Managing Partner

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Denver, CO 1976 - 1986
Partner

MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Former Member of Board of Advisors, Alliance for Technology Learning and Society
  • Former Manager, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado
  • Board of Advisors for Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurial Program
  • Co-founder and former Board Member of College Children's Museum
  • Past Member of Board of Trustees of Community Foundation Serving Boulder County