Julian Izbiky


Julian Izbiky


Julian Izbiky is an exceptionally experienced and well-respected mergers and acquisitions attorney. He has closed more than 1,000 business purchases and sales, varying in size from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. Julian’s clients range from first time purchasers or sellers of businesses to private equity groups and strategic purchasers.

Julian’s expertise is highly sought after, and he is widely known for being one of the most trusted, efficient, practical, pragmatic and cost-effective deal lawyers in Colorado. He has become the go-to referral for business brokers, investment bankers, CPAs and Small Business Administration lenders with clients looking to buy or sell a company because they know they can trust him to get the deal done.

Julian is passionate about helping business owners and takes pride in providing exceptional service without wasting clients’ time or money. That dedication, combined with his empathy and willingness to be creative to help his clients achieve their goals, serves as the foundation for the many long-term legal and business relationships he has developed.

Julian has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, considered the gold standard in attorney ratings and only earned by an elite group of approximately 5 percent of all attorneys. He is also included on U.S. News & World Report’s – Best Lawyers in America® list, a recognition given only to the top 6% of practicing lawyers. Because of Julian’s high level of expertise, he has been invited to present at continuing legal education programs many times over the years.

Before joining Fortis in 2021, Julian practiced law at Izbiky & Langer PLLC, the firm he founded in 1988. Prior to establishing Izbiky & Langer PLLC, he spent eight years at downtown Denver law firms.

Practice Areas

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado


  • Juris Doctor, University of Michigan
  • Bachelors of Arts, Brandeis University
    • Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries

Honors & Awards

Community Activities & Personal Interests

Over the years, Julian has supported many different community organizations. In the summer of 2019, he completed six years on the board of Jewish Family Service.

In his free time, Julian enjoys reading, hiking, walking his rescue dog Maisey, rooting for the Colorado Rockies, watching the English Premier League, and enjoying Denver restaurants, craft breweries, and distilleries with his wife Jennifer and friends.

Speeches & Publications

Representative Transactions

Julian has closed over 1,000 transactions during his career. An abridged list of recent transactions follows below.

  • Represented a private equity group in the purchase of a cabinet manufacturing business for $33 million.
  • Represented the buyer in the acquisition of an information technology services business in a deal worth $24 million.
  • Represented the buyer of a landscape and construction company in a $17.5 million dollar deal.
  • Represented the seller of a janitorial services company in a $4.8 million dollar deal.
  • Represented the seller of a utility installation business in a $3.2 million dollar deal.
  • Represented the buyer in a $2.4 million purchase of an HOA management company.
  • Represented the seller of a debt collection services company which sold for $1.35 million.
  • Represented the buyer of a scissor sharpening business which was purchased for $150,000.
  • Represented the seller of a landscape construction and maintenance company which sold for $850,000.
  • Represented the buyer of a nursery and landscaping business in a $10 million deal.
  • Represented the seller of a printing services business in a $2.1 million dollar sale.
  • Represented the buyer of a business which provided outdoor tours and related activities in a $7 million dollar deal.
  • Represented the seller of a funeral home in a $2.65 million dollar sale.
  • Represented the buyer of an IT services company in a $750,000 purchase.

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