Dustin Rickett

Senior Associate

Dustin Rickett

Dustin Rickett

Senior Associate

Dustin Rickett is a member of the corporate practice group at Fortis, where he focuses on private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. Dustin enjoys working with new businesses in all stages of their development, from helping founders organize their first company, advising clients on financing options and structures, and leading clients through the sale of their business.

Before joining Fortis, Dustin operated his own firm and then practiced with a boutique corporate law firm in Boulder, Colorado, where he exclusively represented startups and emerging growth companies. 

Practice Areas

  • Securities Law/Financing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law and Governance

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

Honors & Awards

  • Named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – 2024
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Representative Transactions

M&A

  • Represented medical device company and online retailer in $100M stock sale to private equity firm.
  • Represented private equity firm in $32M membership interest purchase of wholesale manufacturing business.
  • Represented private equity firm in $20M membership interest purchase of landscaping business.
  • Represented buyer in $20M asset purchase of dog adoption and kenneling business.
  • Represented seller in $18M sale of dog accessories business.
  • Represented private equity firm in $10M asset purchase of retail garden center and nursery.
  • Represented multiple dental practices in sale of their businesses to one of the largest dental support companies in the United States.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition 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.

Financing

  • Represented supplement business in $10M preferred unit 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 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.

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