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As a serial entrepreneur in the tech startup world, I understand the importance of selecting the right legal counsel for the job. Pat has brought a wealth of experience in venture capital and commercial transactions to my companies. He always sets realistic expectations and truly understands how to create alignment of interests to get a deal done.

Ernie Graham,Co-Founder & CEO,Homebot, Inc.

I have known and worked with Pat for more than 10 years on a variety of business transactions and corporate legal issues that have included the successful sale of a resort property management company I owned and operated for 20 years. I have worked with numerous attorneys over my career in both a small business and large company environment and find Pat to be a top-notch business and corporate lawyer. His attention to detail and strong business understanding have proven to be valuable assets to our organizations.

Robert Milne,President, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America; President & CEO, The Resort Company

Pat came highly recommended to my wife and me by a CPA firm specializing in M&A. I know understand why. A private equity group purchased our company in 2017 and Pat’s understanding of M&A law was a business saver. Pat’s work ethic is second to none and his loyalty to clients above reproach. I found Pat easy to communicate with and he certainly helped me focus on the majors, not the minors. We were also extremely impressed with Pat’s negotiation skills. Pat knows his stuff and we’d hire him again in a heartbeat … he’s that good.

Brad and Leah Dombaugh,Co-Owners & Executives,PSA Worldwide Corp

MAI has been working with Pat for over 10 years. In his capacity as our outside legal counsel, we have successfully relied upon his insight, judgment and legal expertise across a wide range of business and legal issues. Whether we are discussing contract terms or navigating difficult contract negotiations, Pat has proven that he has the acumen to help us make sound decisions.

Bruce Lazarus,CEO,Media Audits International

Pat Linden is an invaluable legal resource and partner. He took the time to get to know us and understand our needs. Pat initially helped us navigate a potential business transaction, pulling together the key legal experts that we needed across a variety of issues along the way. He also helped smoothly navigate the process of setting up our new business from structural advice to finalizing a comprehensive partnership agreement.

Jennifer Nuhfer, Maggie Spain and Tammy Stratton,Co-Founders,Spearca Communications, LLC

The first transaction I worked on with Pat was in 2008 when he represented my business partner and me in the sale of our majority interest to a large private equity firm. Since then, Pat has represented my small venture capital firm for numerous investments. I feel that Pat’s knowledge of the PE/VC transactional space is the best around. His advice has been invaluable for us because of his organizational skills, negotiating ability and deep experience. Pat has become the only legal partner for our deals.

Todd Padgett Co-Owner & CFO, Novus Biologicals, Inc.; and Founder & Managing Partner, Padgett Family Investment Company

I have engaged Pat over the past 15 years while working with several companies for primarily buy side M&A transactions. I also hired him for all the other traditional corporate legal work. Pat is a lawyer that not only understands how to identify and address legal issues but also has a firm understanding of business and financial concepts and can integrate the two. He thinks outside the box and is unafraid of positively challenging traditional thought processes and the status quo.

Edward Larkin,Senior Executive,Blue Spruce Capital Corporation

Steve has been Valid Eval’s attorney for about five years. Hiring Steve is one of the best decisions we’ve made. As an early-stage CEO, there’s an obvious tension between keeping legal costs in check and having big-firm quality representation and experience. Steve brings big-firm chops to our company, and I don’t have to kick in to fund the overhead that comes with a super-premium office tower with marble bathrooms and breathtaking views. For my money, skill and wisdom are what matter; a posh office and a huge staff don’t. I often recommend Steve to friends in the startup community.

Adam Rentschler,Founder & CEO,Valid Evaluation, Inc., Serial Entrepreneur

We started working with Steve when our company was a two-person start-up, and he later skillfully guided us through our transformational sale to a private-equity backed company. His grasp of the legal and structural complexities we faced enabled him to identify and negotiate deal points that delivered higher returns to our investors—and that far exceeded his fees—in a high-stakes deal.  I’ve always admired clutch performers in a big game, and Steve is up there with the best.

Brett Goldberg,Former CEO,Spex Technologies, Serial Entrepreneur

Steve has been our trusted advisor since we formed our company in 2008. He has guided us through multiple rounds of capital raises, helped develop our customer and vendor contracts, and skillfully negotiated our most important business relationships. His pragmatic and insightful approach to all our legal dealings has delivered tangible benefits and help manage our risk. As our outside general counsel, we consider Steve part of our senior leadership team and value his input on business decisions across the board

Maryanne Rose,Founder & CEO,SpenDifference, LLC

I’ve worked with Steve for almost 20 years on countless transactions. He consistently delivers expert advice, and grasps the nuances of a situation. Our discussions help me better evaluate and execute on my strategy and tactics. He understands the dynamics of complex transactions and is always thinking several steps ahead. I highly recommend Steve for capital formations, venture capital, M&A and really any other significant deals.

Chris Onan, Venture Capitalist & Co-Founder,Galvanize

After having spent 25 years as both an executive and an operator with a global PE firm, when I started my own firm I had exacting standards for legal representation and the need for a true partner, not just a transactions attorney. When I was asking people around Denver to recommend a high-quality, cost-effective M&A attorney, Steve’s name kept coming up. We engaged Steve and he excels at bridging gaps, doesn’t get stuck on items that aren’t relevant to the particular deal, and meets every deadline. He’s become our go-to M&A attorney, helping to close two deals so far in 2017. He has delivered outstanding legal expertise and guidance with boutique-level service—Steve is a true partner.

Steve Foreman,Private Equity Investor,Founder, LK Capital

Spring Back Colorado is a 50l(c)(3) non-profit mattress recycling organization employing disenfranchised men and women in redemptive work programs. We believe in the triple bottom line of People Planet Purpose. As a growing business, we seek experts to help us in our organizational structure, our compliance and all negotiations. Steve’s been by our side from the start, offering valuable legal and business advice and assistance on a pro bono basis. His selfless contributions have helped us resolve critical issues that threatened our mission. Steve’s efforts allow us to put more resources into our program and growth. Most importantly, for more than five years Steve has been a great friend and advisor, giving us necessary confidence to prosper.

Christopher Conway,President & Founder,Spring Back Colorado, Inc.