Gregory J. Ramos

Member

Denver, Colorado St. Louis, Missouri

Phone: 303.299.8332

Fax: 303.298.0940

gramos@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1992
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Colorado, 1984

Greg has more than 25 years of experience helping companies large and small execute on their strategic vision through mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, corporate reorganization, and succession planning.

Gregory “Greg” Ramos has closed more than 90 M&A transactions in that time, with an aggregate value exceeding $13 billion, and numerous private offerings aggregating hundreds of millions of dollars.

Greg provides comprehensive counsel at every stage of a company’s development, advising on entity organization and governance, information technology issues and law, commercial transactions, and a host of other issues.

He has represented numerous cable television providers, including the largest in the United States, as well as many other types of companies including public and privately owned entities, energy companies, construction companies, real estate companies, and nonprofits. Formerly an engineer at Boeing, Greg brings technical insight and perspective in advising on intellectual property licensing and IP portfolio growth and management.

Greg is a qualified expert on limited liability companies and professional ethics for the Denver District Court and regularly lectures on corporate, technology, and ethics matters.

Experience

  • Serving as one of the senior lead outside counsels for transactional matters, including M&As, for a Fortune 250 telecommunications company.
  • Handled the divestiture of a private equity-sponsored partnership in a $3.1 billion equity exchange.
  • Represented a strategic partner in a three-party stock and asset exchange of telecommunications properties with an aggregate value exceeding $2.0 billion.
  • Advised the seller in a divestiture of $1.8 billion in cable television assets in a series of several related tax-efficient transactions.
  • Represented a strategic buyer in the acquisition of a telecommunications company in a stock acquisition valued at over $1.6 billion.
  • Advised a private equity-sponsored seller in the divestiture of a veterinary health product distributor in a public company merger with a value of $1.1 billion.
  • Represented management in a private equity-sponsored acquisition of a competitor in a going-private transaction involving significant antitrust risk.
  • Represented cable television providers on various business and transactional matters, including the acquisition, sale, and contribution of cable television assets representing millions of customers and thousands of local franchises, nationwide; the acquisition of enterprise-level software solutions, with overall responsibility for licensing software and content for advanced set-top converters; local government relations in connection with franchise negotiations; equipment procurement; and consumer privacy issues.
  • Serving as corporate and M&A counsel for a Colorado-based energy exploration and production company in connection with upstream and midstream activities, as well as strategic corporate matters.
  • Represented issuers in multiple private equity placements, including $300 million in various equity financings for the acquisition of oil and gas properties, $20 million roll-up of specialty construction contractors, two-stage funding of a startup medical device manufacture, and funding of several ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Structured and documented nonprofit healthcare affiliations, having represented both the network and the affiliates.
  • Provided nonprofit governance advice to diverse entities with wide-ranging business and charitable missions, including a ski resort operator, a national liberal arts college, and a $2 billion private foundation.
  • Advised clients on high-value and strategic intellectual property and information technology transactions, including:
    • The acquisition of strategic cloud-based business operations systems designed to manage more than $5 billion in annual revenue.
    • A comprehensive product and patent license for interactive programming guide technology with a potential value of well over $100 million.
    • A $5 billion licensing and equity transaction for consumer electronics middleware.
    • Hosting agreements for outsourced billing services generating annual fees of over $50 million.
    • Data sequestration agreements under which all communications of the company’s senior-most officers would be encrypted and sequestered for future retrieval.
    • A mission-critical membership portal for Olympic movement sports federation.

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

  • Essential Workers Exempt from Stay Home Orders
    Sherman & Howard Corporate & Transactional Advisory | March 26, 2020
  • Qualifying to do Business in Colorado
    Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.: Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 84, Doing Business in States Other Than the State of Incorporation (Alabama Through Michigan) | 2016

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Structuring Development Entities
    Annual Colorado Construction Seminar | March 2020
  • Intracompany Arrangements 
    Construction Seminar | March 2019
  • Choice of Business Entity for Construction Projects
    Construction Seminar | February 2018
  • Contract Definitions and Boilerplate: Hidden Challenges and Opportunities
    Business & Corporate Law Presentation | June 2017
  • Sourcing Information Technology For Your Business Enterprise
    Denver Business & Corporate Law Presentation | June 2016

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, University of Colorado Law Alumni Board

Highlights

  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2020)
  • BTI Client Service, “All-Stars” (2016)
  • Super Lawyers (2012-2013)