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  • Education
    • LL.M., with distinction, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
    • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
    • B.S., Bellevue University, Business Administration

James Liebscher understands the opportunities and challenges facing companies as they navigate their businesses through the modern economy. James’ experience includes advising private and public companies on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, capital formation, entity formation, joint ventures and compliance with federal and state securities laws. Whether a company is ramping-up its operations or is publicly traded, James recognizes today’s corporate client demands high quality and sophisticated legal representation from counsel they trust and he endeavors to provide exactly that. As a member of Polsinelli’s corporate and transactional and securities and corporate finance groups, his focus includes:

  • Advising clients on structuring, negotiating and closing asset and equity acquisition and disposition transactions
  • Guiding clients through entity choice, formation and preparation of organizational and joint venture documents
  • Assisting clients with access to equity and debt markets through private placements, venture capital transactions and registered offering
  • Preparation of Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act filings, including registration statements, annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and Section 16 filings
  • Conducting and managing due diligence projects in connection with financing and M&A transactions

Prior to practicing law, James was an airborne linguist in the U.S. Air Force for nine years. During his Air Force career, he routinely flew counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics missions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He also deployed to and flew combat reconnaissance missions during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented equity holders in sale of logistics technology company to strategic public purchaser
  • Represented founder in sale of hardscape construction company to family office purchaser
  • Represented founders in sale of technology company to strategic private purchaser
  • Represented international property management company in sale of SPE holding commercial real estate
  • Represented management group in sale of all equity interests of technology company to strategic public purchaser
  •  Represented mid-stream oil and gas company in sale of transportation subsidiary to strategic private purchaser
  • Represented public energy company in carve-out sale of subsidiary to private equity purchaser
  • Represented management group in private-equity backed recapitalization of construction products company 
  • Represented public construction company in multiple asset and equity acquisitions
  • Represented public agricultural supply company in multiple asset acquisitions
  • Represented private technology company in sale of company to private equity purchaser
  • Represented logistics company in strategic purchase of all assets of family-owned business
  • Represented financial purchaser in acquisition of all assets of roofing company
  • Represented technology company in sale of all assets to international publishing company
  • Represented mid-stream oil and gas company in sale of water subsidiary to financial buyer
  • Represented management team in leveraged buyout of manufacturing company
  • Deal sizes ranging from less than $1,000,000 to $225,000,000 
Securities Offerings
  • Represented issuer in $4.6 million firm commitment IPO
  •  Represented issuer in $10 million private placement of convertible notes and warrants
  • Represented issuer in $35 million follow-on offering on Form S-1 (failed offering at pricing)
  • Represented issuer in $50 million follow-on offering on Form S-1 (cleared SEC review; failed during road show)
  • Represented issuer in $40 million at-the-market offering
  • Represented issuer in $15 million equity line of credit (prepared resale S-1)
  • Represented issuer in $200 million kitchen sink Form S-3 registration and follow-on at-the-market offering
  • Represented multiple issuers in preparation and filing of Form S-8 registration statements
  • Represented NYSE-listed public company in Series A strategic investment in publishing company
text icon Publications & Presentations
Working Capital, Quality of Earnings and Purchase Price Adjustment Disputes in M&A Transactions
Presenter, M&A Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section
May 2019
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Securities Law Implications in M&A Transactions
Presenter, M&A Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section
November 2017