Partner

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

COVID-19 State Orders

As the nation continues to see more issued orders, employers need to stay appraised of whether they are essential or non-essential in the states in which they operate.California  Colorado Delaware Hawaii Illinois Indiana Louisana  Michigan  Minnesota...

In the News

BizWest: Ruscitti Talks Force Majeure

Right now, Ruscitti said he’s telling clients to be ready to assert or defend force majeure and to document in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them. He’s also advising them not to panic and to remember that their companies are not the only ones dealing...

Firm Happenings

 

SBA Loans Under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020 President Trump signed the CARES Act[1]. This client alert provides a brief overview of many of the SBA[2] provisions of the CARES Act that are likely to be of benefit to our clients.  PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM The CARES Act Paycheck...