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Ryan Behrman
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Ryan Behrman focuses his practice on commercial lending and real estate finance.  Ryan counsels financial institutions, owners, developers and investors in sophisticated commercial transactions, including representing both lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions and representing owners and developers in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of commercial real estate projects.  Ryan also represents financial institutions, bank holding companies and private businesses in capital raising transactions and corporate reorganizations, including the private issuance of equity securities, stock and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and exchange offers.

 

Representative Experience
  • Represents national, regional and community banks in a broad range of commercial lending transactions, including term financing, construction financing, commercial and industrial financing, charter school bond refinancing, capital lease financing, loan restructurings and workouts.
  • Represents real estate owners and developers in connection with acquisition, disposition, loan financings, equity offerings and limited liability company and joint venture transactions.
  • Represents private business clients in connection with choice of entity and related formation and organizational matters, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and joint venture structuring.
  • Represents buyers and sellers in stock and asset purchases and mergers and acquisitions ranging in value from hundreds of thousands to several million dollars.
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EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate, University of Denver College of Law (2006).

Bachelor of Science, University of Indiana (1998).

LICENSED IN

Colorado

Colorado Securities Commissioner Loses Important Case Interpreting Definition of ‘Security’

(Originally published December 1, 2015) by Paul Vorndran Denver District Court recently determined that oil and gas joint venture interests promoted by Colorado companies HEI Resources, Inc. and Heartland Energy Development Corporation were not securities under the Colorado Securities Act. On October 17, 2013 following an intensely contested case brought by the Colorado Securities Commissioner, […]

Definition of ‘Note’ in Colorado Securities Act Limited

(Originally published March 17, 2016) by Paul Vorndran The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a criminal conviction for securities fraud pursuant to C.R.S. § 11-51-501(1)(b) finding the trial court erred in refusing to give a proffered instruction that not all promissory notes are securities for purposes of the Colorado Securities Act (CSA).  In People v. Mendenhall, 363 […]

Tax Traps for the Unwary

TAX TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY – EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ISSUES IN M&A TRANSACTIONS (PART I: SECTION 280G) By Charles E. Wern, JD, LLM and D. Laird Blue, JD, LLM, Shareholders, Jones & Keller, PC Changes to the U.S. regulatory landscape and corporate tax law structure could spark increased M&A deal activity and strategic partnering in the banking […]

Jones & Keller President Brad H. Hamilton in Independent Banker

President of Jones & Keller and well-known securities attorney, Brad H. Hamilton, was quoted by Independent Banker in an article by Karen Epper Hoffman on the need for community banks to understand cybersecurity issues; how to provide cybersecurity direction at board meetings and executive events; learning to present online security issues in basic terms; introducing […]

Denver Business Journal Recognizes Jones & Keller, P.C. Women in Law

We are pleased to announce our women attorneys at Jones & Keller were covered in the April 27th edition of the Denver Business Journal, Women in Law. Congratulations to our attorneys, and thank you to the Denver Business Journal for focusing our attention to the important role they possess in our community.

Christopher R. Johnson Speaks on Cybersecurity and the Community Bank

Jones & Keller attorney, Christopher R. Johnson, will be presenting a continuing legal education program on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 as part of the Colorado Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Subsection CLE Luncheon Series. Christopher will speak on the evolution of state and federal cybersecurity regulatory regimes applicable to financial institutions including community banks, available compliance […]

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