Cyrus concentrates his practice on business, corporate finance, securities, real estate and insurance law, including investment management and financial services. Representative clients include emerging and established companies, mutual and hedge funds, broker-dealers, investment advisors, insurance and insurance holding companies, developers, entrepreneurs, directors & officers, and individuals, in connection with business, insurance, securities, real estate and regulatory matters including: commercial transactions; securities filings and periodic reporting; corporate governance, regulatory, enforcement and compliance matters; as well as real estate development and construction matters. Cyrus’ practice also includes representation of private and public clients in connection with capital-raising activities, including exempt and public offerings, including early and late stage venture capital / private debt and equity offerings, as well as mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and divestitures of businesses for both sellers and purchasers.
As a principal in several Colorado business entities, Cyrus has over two decades of business ownership and management experience. He also has nearly two decades of practical experience in the real estate industry, including commercial and residential development.
His business experience includes working with various federal, state and local agencies that impact clients’ transactions and operations including the IRS, CAID, CDOR, CDOI, DOJ, FINRA, SBA, SEC and various local planning and zoning departments. With both legal and practical business experience, Cyrus is able to apply his integrated perspective to efficiently and effectively address clients’ concerns and needs, often in innovative, more advantageous ways. Cyrus’ combined legal, business, and entrepreneurial experience is an invaluable resource, particularly to start-up and growing ventures.
Cyrus is experienced in a wide variety of business and real estate transactions, including: entity formation matters (covering choice of entity matters, angel and seed-round financing, and private placements); contract negotiation, general business contract drafting and review; license agreements; shareholders’ agreements; confidentiality agreements; employment agreements; mergers; acquisitions; non-disclosure, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements; planning & zoning issues; business and asset sales; development and construction agreements; closing and title document review; commercial and residential leases; sale-and-leaseback transactions; installment land sales; common ownership interest matters; financing matters; security interests; real estate planning as well as strategic planning.
With regard to corporate governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters, Cyrus represents investment advisors, hedge funds, broker-dealers, professionals, public companies, and their officers and directors in such matters including corporate governance best practices, fiduciary duties, deal structures and techniques as well as in connection with inquiries and investigations by the SEC and numerous other federal and state regulatory agencies, including the DOJ, FINRA, state securities agencies and state attorney general offices.
Cyrus also represents corporations and special committees in internal investigations including investigation of issues related to accounting irregularities, FCPA, insider trading, and potential fraud inquiries as well as other matters.
Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions
Business & Corporate
International Business Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities & Finance
J.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
Georgetown University Law Center – International Law Program, Firenze, Italy, 2002
Duke University – Geneva Institute in Transnational Law, Geneva, Switzerland, 2002
B.S., Operations Management, University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business 2001 (areas of emphasis in Real Estate; Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management)