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Samuel Holland Edwards

Partner

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

Sam Edwards concentrates his practice in corporate and securities law, with a strong focus on the technology and energy industries.

Within the energy industry, Sam assists companies with a range of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, equity and debt financings, restructurings and recapitalizations, project development and financing, and joint ventures.  Clients value his experience, industry knowledge, and the solutions-oriented approach he brings to business-critical transactions. 

In the technology industry, Sam works with emerging growth clients from pre-formation through exit, assisting with choice of entity and initial formation, angel and venture capital financings, and sales to strategic and financial buyers.  He enjoys working with entrepreneurs young and old for the energy and passion they bring every day.

Sam also regularly serves as outside general counsel, assisting clients with a range of day-to-day legal issues and commercial agreements, including employment and independent contractor agreements, leases, licenses, supply and vendor agreement, and equipment purchase and sale contracts. He also provides corporate governance counseling and advice on fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, and best practices. 

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Acquisitions and Dispositions ƒ 
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Financing and Restructuring ƒ 
  • Joint Venture Transactions
Project Development & Financing
  • Entity Selection and Formation
  • Partnering and Joint Ventures
  • Acquisition and Divestiture Transactions
  • Equity Financings
  • Joint Venture Agreements
Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
  • Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financing
  • Exit Strategies
  • Reorganizations
Outside General Counsel  
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial Contracts  
  • Conflicts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Counseling to Management and Boards of Directors
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Client Results

Energy
  • Representation of an innovative carbon black manufacturing company in all stages of the development of its initial project, including entity formation, land acquisition, permitting, fuel and electricity supply agreements, equipment and services agreements, and byproduct sales

  • Representation of a major pipeline company in acquiring a water transportation, storage, and disposal system, including negotiating and drafting transaction documents and providing counseling on corporate, oil & gas, water, permitting, and other issues

  • Representation of a distributed solar company in a strategic debt and equity investment

  • Representation of a Canadian heavy equipment company in a restructuring of its US subsidiaries

  • Representation of the developer of a Canadian liquefied natural gas terminal in an equity financing with US investors

  • Representation of a horizontal drilling company in a recapitalization splitting its US and Canadian operations, debt and equity financings, and drilling services agreements

Technology
  • Representation of a lead-generation software company in a Series A financing, Series B financing, bridge and follow-on investments, formation of US and international subsidiaries, acquisitions, employee issues, and customer agreements

  • Representation of an information security reseller in its sale to a Silicon Valley-based private equity buyer, acquisition of a competitor, and subsequent sale to a New York-based private equity buyer

  • Representation of an employee-onboarding software developer in a Series Seed financing

  • Representation of a transportation logistics software company in its sale to a private equity fund

  • Representation of an information security software company in a Series A financing and spin-off transaction

  • Representation of a workforce management software company in a reorganization merger and Series A financing

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2018

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association. Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • The Connie Burwell White and William W. White Foundation, Trustee, 2014-present
  • More Than Me, Director, 2017
  • Mill Levy Oversight Committee, Board Member, 2013-2014
  • Holland & Hart Foundation Lawyers in Classrooms Program, 2012-2017
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