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Ryan Nichols

Associate

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Ryan’s public and private company clients rely on his pragmatic and comprehensive counsel on matters related to state and federal securities compliance, corporate governance, and complex business transactions.

Ryan regularly counsels private investment fund managers in the formation, operation, and regulation of a variety of alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and real estate funds. Ryan also advises institutional investors in connection with investments in alternative investment funds.

Clients count on Ryan’s sophisticated experience in connection with private and public equity and debt offerings; federal and state securities compliance, including reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; national stock market compliance; and mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ryan worked as an associate for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and as a legal fellow at Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Experience

Securities and Capital Markets
  • Registered offerings
  • Private placements, including PIPE transactions
  • Financial reporting and disclosures
  • Securities Act
  • Securities Exchange Act
  • NYSE and NASDAQ listing
  • Corporate governance
Fund Formation and Adviser Compliance
  • Investment Company Act
  • Investment Advisors Act
  • Fund formation
  • Manager and institutional investor representation
Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Financing and restructuring
  • Strategic acquisitions and dispositions 

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Environmental Learning for Kids, Board Member, Vice-Chair, 2018-present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
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