January 12, 2023Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Harsha Sekar to Corporate Practice Group in Colorado

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Harsha Sekar will be joining the firm’s Colorado office as a Partner in the Firm’s Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group.

A highly experienced capital markets lawyer, Sekar has represented investment banks and issuers as disclosure counsel in connection with over 100 high-yield municipal debt offerings that have raised several billions of dollars in capital for issuers in Colorado and throughout the country. At Michael Best, Sekar will represent a diverse set of transaction participants in connection with the issuance of high-yield municipal securities, corporate debt and equity securities, and various other transactions in the venture capital and private equity spaces. Sekar also maintains an active broker-dealer regulatory practice and routinely counsels clients on regulatory matters. Since 2020, Sekar has represented the State of Colorado in connection with the formation and capitalization of the State's CLIMBER Loan Fund, which seeks to deploy $250 million in capital to Colorado small businesses.

“Harsha is an example of the strong talent the firm continues to bring into our Colorado offices and beyond,” said Shawn Stigler, Managing Partner of Michael Best’s Colorado offices, “We’re excited to welcome him into our new space here in Denver and tap into his background in banking and municipal markets.”

“I’m thrilled to be able to add another stellar attorney to the firm’s Corporate and Transactional offerings,” said Jason Rogers, Chair of Michael Best’s Corporate and Transactional Practice Group. “Harsha’s strong connections in the investment banking and regulatory communities and wide-reaching practice make him an excellent addition to our team.”

Outside of his practice, Sekar is an active member of the Denver community. He is currently a board member of the Denver Family Institute, Wyatt Academy Charter School, Moonshot EdVentures, and the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado. In spring 2023, Sekar serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where he co-teaches a seminar on public finance and the capital markets to upper level law students.

Sekar received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School.

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