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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, Order of the Coif
    • M.B.A., University of Kansas Graduate School of Business, Graduate Business Scholar
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Graceland College, Missouri Western State College

Darren Hensley has practiced law in the Colorado legal market since 1990, and his practice emphasizes a wide variety of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general business law matters and transactions. Darren leads the corporate practice group in the firm’s Denver office.

He has significant experience with stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buyouts, public and private debt and equity offerings (including venture capital), tender offers, credit facilities, joint ventures, university technology transfer investments, entity formation, Securities Exchange Act filings, SEC regulatory matters, and general corporate matters. Darren has also published articles and lectured on mergers and acquisitions and transactional legal topics.

  • Responsible for all aspects of public company merger sale to a data management product company, including Form S-4 proxy and registration statement.
  • Responsible for all aspects of revolving loan facility for a power conversion products company.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the stock sale of an automated cash management solutions equipment company to a private equity buyer.
  • Responsible for all aspects of tender offer acquisition of a real estate and mineral rights holding company.
  • Responsible for all aspects of stock sale of a medical device company to a women’s medical device and procedure solutions company.
  • Responsible for all aspects of combined term and revolving loan for an oil and gas services company.
  • Responsible for all aspects of an asset acquisition of a gourmet snack and corporate gift food company.
  • Responsible for loan transaction to build a pipeline in connection with sale of water rights.
  • Responsible for all aspects of membership interest acquisition of an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic, including bank financing of acquisition.
  • Responsible for all aspects of asset acquisition of a distressed oil and gas services company.
  • Responsible for all aspects of loan to an identity theft protection company with a share issuance equity kicker to lender.
  • Responsible for all aspects of shelf registrations of common stock of office supply retailer to be issued in connection with future acquisitions of other businesses.
  • Responsible for all aspects of private placement of convertible subordinated notes for storage area network switch company under Rule 144A.
  • Responsible for all aspects of formation of hard money lending fund.
  • Responsible for all aspects of offerings of Series A and B Preferred Membership Interests and warrants for a sports bag manufacturing and distribution company.
Publications & Presentations
Top 5 Trends in Private Company M&A Transactions
Business Law Institute, CLE Seminar (Polsinelli PC); Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
June 2, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Colorado Biz Magazine
May 18, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Selling an Investment Bank: Sitting in a Different Seat at the Table
CLE Seminar (CLE in Colorado); Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
November 4, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Law Week Colorado
August 4, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Special Issues in Buy-Side M&A Representations
Business Law Institute, CLE Seminar (Polsinelli PC); Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
June 13, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Legal Red Flags Angel Investors Look for and How to Avoid Them: Legal Issues Startups Should Address Sooner Rather than Later
Polsinelli PC and Impact Angel Group; Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
June 3, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Legal Red Flags Angel Investors Look for and How to Avoid Them: Founder, Employee and Customer Issues and Agreements
Polsinelli PC and Impact Angel Group; Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
March 21, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Five Laws Startups Love to Break
Denver Start-Up Week; Denver, Colorado
Panel Member
September 19, 2013
Publications & Presentations
Update on Key Deal Terms in Private Equity Investing in Select Industries – Healthcare
Business Law Institute, CLE Seminar (Polsinelli PC); Denver, Colorado
Moderator of CLE Event and Panel Member
June 20, 2013
Publications & Presentations
Piercing the Corporate Veil: Keys for Avoiding Personal Liability
Starting a Colorado Business, CLE Seminar
Presentation given in Denver, Colorado
April 11, 2013