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Nathaniel G. Ford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Perkins Coie LLP

Nate Ford is a partner in the firm's Private Equity group.  His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors, senior management and public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations and other complex corporate transactions, including a high volume of leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations in healthcare, technology, consumer products, energy, agriculture and a broad range of other industries.  In addition, Nate frequently provides representation to the portfolio companies of his private equity fund clients and represents them in connection with strategic add-on acquisitions and operational execution. 

Nate has also represented emerging-growth companies and institutional investors in connection with private equity and debt financings as well as pubic companies in connection with initial public offerings and secondary offerings.


  • "Forty Under 40," Denver Business Journal, 2004
  • Named a "Colorado Rising Star," by Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2011
  • Named a "Colorado Super Lawyer," by Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2013
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/M&A, 2008 - 2014

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1900 Sixteenth Street, Suite 1400
Denver, CO 80202-5255
Phone: 303-291-2336
Firm Phone: 303-291-2300

Practice Areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law


  • Princeton University (AB)
  • University of Colorado School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • ACE Scholarships, Board of Trustees — Member
  • Marlon Foundation, Executive Officer and Board Member — Member