Corporate Partner Chris Balch Named a 2015 Law Week Colorado Lawyer of the Year

Law Week Colorado, the foremost publication within the Colorado legal industry, named Chris Balch a “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015. A partner in Holland & Hart’s Denver office in the Corporate practice group, Balch was selected based on his exemplary client service and successes this year in several emerging growth financings and significant mergers and acquisitions across multiple industries. Balch also has extensive involvement as a leader within the firm and serves as co-chair for the firm’s non-profit foundation, which extends to more than 10,000 people in Colorado communities alone.

Highlights for Balch this year include his leadership and involvement in growth capital and venture-backed financings for up-and coming companies, advising a company through a merger that led them to become the largest cybersecurity enterprise in the country, and representation of large public companies in negotiating successful acquisitions. Through his leadership on a number of additional strategic transactions, Balch has also played a significant role in supporting the legal needs and business development of Colorado’s food & beverage industries, one of the state’s most important sectors for economic growth. 

Balch represents large and small companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies in a variety of investment, financing, and strategic transactions. He acts as outside general counsel to a number of companies and advises 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, travel, and cybersecurity.

In addition to his transactional work, Balch is deeply involved as a leader within the firm. He was one of the youngest members of the firm’s management committee from 2009-2011 and also serves as co-chair of the firm’s non-profit foundation. He is a long-standing member of Holland & Hart's recruiting committee and is heavily involved in strategic hiring for the firm's Denver office. 

To read the full Law Week Colorado profile of Mr. Balch click here


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