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Becky Stifter*

Associate

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

Overview

Becky focuses her practice in corporate and transactional law, with an emphasis on start-up and early-growth companies, as well as their investors. She assists firm attorneys and clients with navigating entity formation, raising and investing capital, negotiating contracts and other agreements, and advising on purchase, sale, and investment transactions. Becky also counsels social enterprise organizations and impact investors to help them effect positive change.

Her experience includes:

  • Drafting agreements for venture capital transactions for both start-ups and investors in Series A and Series B financings
  • Drafting corporate formation documents for start-ups, small businesses, and venture capital funds including entity conversions
  • Conducting due diligence for venture capital investments and M&A transactions
  • Assisting with M&A transactions, including a fitness technology client’s $5,000,000 asset purchase transaction for the sale of its business to an industry leader

While earning her law degree at the University of Denver, Becky co-founded the Venture Law Society and the student-run venture capital group Pioneer Venture Group. She also founded a pro bono legal clinic for early-stage entrepreneurs through the Downtown Denver Partnership at The Commons on Champa. Additionally, Becky completed the University’s year-long QF Social Enterprise Fellowship program.

She gained experience as a transactional law clerk at Michael Best, and as a legal intern at global nonprofit Accion, an organization that focuses on microfinance and fintech impact investing. Earlier, Becky served as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and as a legal intern at Galvanize, Inc., a Colorado-based emerging-growth company focused on technology education.

Honors & Recognitions

  • First-place Finalist for the 2018 LawMeets national transactional law competition
  • 2019 Transactional Law Student of the Year, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2019 and 2018 Student Leader of the Year, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Advisor, Pioneer Venture Group at the University of Denver

Education

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