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Jim B.

Fipp

Jim Fipp helps companies break down complex legal issues so that they can focus on the success of their businesses.

Jim started his career at Cargill, Inc., directing the business operations for various districts within the Animal Nutrition Division. Prior to joining Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti, Jim spent seven years in private practice at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, where Jim represented clients in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters.  While at Hogan Lovells, Jim translated his experience into a secondment as Senior M&A Counsel at The WhiteWave Foods Company. During his secondment, he worked directly with the executive team to advance the vision of the company through strategic acquisitions.

His experience handling the day-to-day operations for a leading agriculture company helps him decipher the legal issues private and public companies face in commercial transactions, and helps companies look beyond the transaction into the future.

Jim advises clients with a broad range of business and corporate matters, with a particular focus on the representation of emerging and growing companies and private equity and venture capital investors. Jim has extensive experience advising clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity, business formation, strategic planning, equity financing, divestitures, reorganizations and restructurings, joint ventures, commercial arrangements, securities law matters, corporate governance and general commercial and contract matters. He has handled transactions ranging from several hundred thousand to billions in transaction value, across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, oil & gas, mining, construction, technology, media and entertainment, marketing services, healthcare, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods and marine transportation.

Jim was selected to the Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Colorado Rising Star List, an honor conferred on only 2.5% percent of Colorado lawyers.

In law school, Jim served as the Articles Editor of the University of Wyoming Law Review. He also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Alan B. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.  

Legal Assistant

Katie Lyon

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

JURIS DOCTOR

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW, 2009 (Order of the Coif) 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

2009

Wyoming

2009

Colorado

2009

Honors & Awards

Selected to the Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Colorado Rising Star List

Jim’s Blog

In the News

CEO’s Talk Real Estate, Construction and COVID-19

BizWest's CEO Roundtables continue to offer the opportunity for CEO's to gather, virtually, to discuss the current state of the industries in which they represent. July 21, 2020, leaders of Boulder's real estate and construction industry came together and discuss the...

Firm Happenings

 

Let’s Talk: #Garminoutage

The Garmin outage continues to rattle users around the world as they surpass 24-hours of “server maintenance.” Here’s what we know: “We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin Connect, and as a result, the Garmin Connect website and mobile app are...