Christopher J. Balch

Christopher J. Balch


Holland & Hart LLP

Recognized since 2013

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Venture Capital Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Venture Capital Law
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Companies rely on Chris to guide them through complex mergers and acquisitions and domestic and international financing transactions of all sizes.

His clients range in size from start-ups to publicly traded corporations with multi-billion dollar market capitalizations.

Chris represents venture capital funds, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies in a variety of investment, financing, and strategic transactions. He also acts as outside general counsel to a number of companies advising on a wide range of corporate governance issues and general business matters.

His corporate experience spans industries including software and technology, cable and telecommunications, financial services, professional services, manufacturing and consumer products, food and beverage, healthcare, air medical, and cybersecurity.

As Firm Chair, Chris leads the firm's five-partner Management Committee which oversees the firm's management and strategic direction.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
    Denver, CO 80202-3979

Education

  • Boston College, BS

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations - Member
  • Holland & Hart Foundation - Co-Chair
  • Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association - Member

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Venture Capital Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, Denver (2022)
  • Venture Capital Law, Denver (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Awards:

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Colorado Super Lawyers, 2009-2013
  • Law Week Colorado, Barrister’s Best - Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016
  • Law Week Colorado, Lawyer of the Year (2015)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, 2018-2020
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Venture Capital Law – Denver, 2020
  • IFLR1000 United States, Colorado, Notable Practitioner, M&A, 2018-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2013-2021; Corporate Law, 2014-2021; Venture Capital Law, 2020-2021; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-2020)

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