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James Crowe


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

James Crowe helps companies raise capital, complete strategic transactions, and work through complicated corporate governance matters, while simultaneously mitigating risk and increasing growth. 

James represents public and private companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital funds, and single member LLCs.

James began his career at a major Wall Street law firm and has worked in-house at a $1 billion, publicly-traded entertainment company. These experiences, combined with his time at Holland & Hart, give him a unique perspective, which helps him to provide his clients with timely and realistic advice regarding their legal issues.


Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

James represents public and private companies with a variety of corporate transactions, including: 

  • Initial public offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organizational and ownership restructurings
Securities and Capital Markets

James assists clients with securities and capital markets transactions, including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Business formation

Client Results

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • James has completed numerous acquisitions and divestitures, ranging from $1 million to $13.9 billion. With his help, these transactions are structured as mergers, stock and asset sales, and multi-staged restructurings.

    These transactions occur in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications, food & beverage, skiing and recreation, information technology, gaming, and pharmaceuticals.

    Some of his most recent transactions include:

  • Represented Air Methods Corporation in its sale to an affiliate of American Securities for $2.5 billion.

  • Represented Optiv Security Inc. in its acquisition of Communication Cable Company.

  • Represented Optiv Inc., a Blackstone portfolio company, in its sale and recapitalization with an affiliate of KKR.

  • Represented MarketPay Associates, LLC (and its owner) in the sale of MarketPay to PayScale, Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.

  • Represented Optiv Security Inc. in its acquisition of Advancive, LLC, a Pasadena, California-based provider of identity and access management (IAM) services and solutions.

  • Represented Optiv Security Inc. in its acquisition of Adaptive Communications, LLC, a New England-based provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions.

  • Represented Optiv Security Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Evantix GRC, LLC, a California-based provider of a SaaS application for managing third-party risk.

  • Represented Air Methods Corporation in its acquisition of Tri-State Care Flight for $222.5 million.

  • Represented JobApp Network, a Frontier Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of talentReef, Inc.

  • Represented Truckee Gaming in its Acquisition of Three Northern Nevada Casinos.



Bar Admissions


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

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