Dustin Rickett

Associate

720-921-1373

drickett@fortislawpartners.com

 

Dustin Rickett is a member of the corporate practice group at Fortis. He has several years of experience in corporate law, including corporate governance, drafting contracts and operating agreements and mergers and acquisitions. Dustin has also assisted numerous clients with corporate financing, including convertible notes, simple agreements for future equity (SAFE) and preferred stock financings. Dustin enjoys working with new businesses in all aspects of their growth, from helping founders determine the best entity type to drafting the company’s first round of financing to leading clients through the sale of their business.

Before joining Fortis, Dustin was with the PSL Law Group, where he honed his skills in corporate law, including serving as outside counsel for many clients and negotiating purchase and sale agreements for both buyers and sellers for transactions ranging in value from under $1 million to $20 million. Immediately following his graduation from the University of Colorado School of Law, Dustin operated his own firm, where he helped guide businesses through formation, organizational documents and drafting contracts.

While attending the University of Colorado Law School, Dustin served as Associate Editor of the Law Review. He also clerked for the Boulder District Court, working with numerous judges drafting orders for both civil and criminal cases. 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law

  • Securities Law/Financing

  • Mergers & Acquisitions 

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado Law School – 2016

  • Dual Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Psychology, with distinction; Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude – 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Boulder Bar Association

Personal Interests

When not working, Dustin enjoys taking advantage of all Colorado offers, including hiking and rock climbing during the summer and snowboarding during the winter.

Representative Transactions

Financing 

  • Represented numerous companies in Series Seed, A and B preferred stock financings ranging from $1 million to $5.4 million. 

  • Represented numerous investors in Series Seed, A, B and D preferred stock financings ranging from less than a million to $5 million. 

  • Represented investor in $2 million preferred unit financing. 

  • Represented online retailer in $1 million preferred unit financing. 

  • Represented investor in $2.5 million secured debt financing of Aspen retail company. 

  • Represented numerous companies in convertible note and SAFE financings. 

M&A 

  • Represented medical device company and online retailer in $100 million stock sale to private equity firm. 

  • Represented blockchain technology company in merger with Canadian entity.

  • Represented multiple dental practices in sale of their businesses to one of the largest dental support companies in the United States. 

  • Represented buyer in asset purchases of multiple strategic video game companies. 

  • Represented buyer in membership interest purchase of music venue. 

  • Represented buyer in stock purchase of indoor rock climbing wall manufacturing company. 

  • Represented buyer in purchase of wellness and massage practice. 

Other 

  • Represented buyer in formation of land holding LLC and $2.5 million purchase of commercial real estate. 

  • Represented numerous companies in founder disputes and settlements. 

  • Represented numerous shareholders and companies in secondary market transactions.