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David M. DiGiacomo

Associate
Co-Leader, Cannabis

Overview

Dave is a skilled and entrepreneurial-minded attorney who focuses on helping start-up and early growth companies with all of their business needs. He helps clients navigate entity formation, corporate finance, contract negotiations, compliance, investment and capital, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and other transactional matters.

Dave concentrates on counseling, strategy, and practical solutions for early stage and growth businesses in the agribusiness, health, and technology sectors. He has particular expertise in the areas of natural foods, craft brewing, and cannabis. Dave frequently works with investors and fund formation, including venture capital funds, angel funds, and accelerators. As an entrepreneur who has launched two start-ups of his own, Dave enjoys assisting start-up clients in overcoming the business and legal challenges they may encounter as they grow their businesses. He also provides corporate counsel services to clients in the blockchain and other digital technology spaces.

Clients also benefit from Dave’s experience with commercial contracting. He provides expertise with co-packing agreements, managed services agreements, distribution agreements, and other contract documents.

 

Earlier in his career, Dave helped launch the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado to support Colorado’s late-stage, high-growth companies. In his fellowship role as director of company relations, Dave worked with the dean of the University of Colorado School of Law to launch this unique program, funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Dave frequently speaks for local bar associations as well as at start-up growth business and community events.

Experience

Dave’s notable matters include:

  • Advising an ed-tech software platform in an asset sale as part of a private equity roll up.
  • Advising multiple investment fund clients in private offerings to launch or raise additional capital for venture capital investment.
  • Advising multiple accelerator program clients as they raise and deploy capital throughout a portfolio of early high-growth companies.
  • Helping a cannabis-industry venture fund secure and deploy more than $50M in investment capital.
  • Advising early stage venture clients in successfully raising Series A, B & C financing.
  • Advising multiple clients regarding seed and angel investments as company and investor counsel.
  • Advising clients with commercial contracting, partnerships, and other ongoing business relationships.

Honors & Recognitions

While pursuing his degree at University of Colorado School of Law, Dave earned the Public Service Honors award for completing 100 hours of public service.

Education

Admission

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Advisors, Deming Center Venture Fund, 2017 – Present
  • Member, Board of Advisors, American Constitution Society, Colorado Lawyer Chapter, 2017 – Present
  • Mentor, Canopy Boulder Accelerator, 2015 – Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc., 2012 – 2018
  • Member, American Bar Association
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