Lyle A. Wallace


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8159

Fax: 303.298.0940

[email protected]


  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government and Politics, George Mason University, 1993

As practice group leader for the Business and Real Estate group, Lyle Wallace leads Sherman & Howard’s talented transactional attorneys across its eight offices. In his practice, for 20 years, he has counseled clients through complex transactions as a mergers and acquisitions attorney and served as outside counsel to private companies throughout the United States across numerous industries.

As mergers and acquisitions counsel, Lyle guides corporations and private equity groups through acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers, both domestic and international. He has represented clients in more than two hundred transactions during his career and has developed a reputation not only as a talented legal practitioner, but also a practical problem-solver. A client has referred to Lyle as “the most pragmatic and solutions-oriented attorney we have ever worked with.”

In addition to his significant transactional experience, he serves as a trusted advisor to his corporate clients on some of the most significant business decisions they face, including capital formation and finance transactions, foreign and domestic contract negotiations, and corporate governance issues. Lyle has also counseled clients through workouts, restructurings, and distressed mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Lyle joined Sherman & Howard in 2017 from Baker Hostetler, where he was head of the Business Group for the Denver office. He has received numerous accolades in his career including: being recognized by Best Lawyers of America for Corporate law, being ranked in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A law, being selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer for Business Law, being selected by  Law Week Colorado as the Barrister’s Best Corporate Law Attorney in 2014, and holding a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent ranking.


  • Represented The Garmon Corporation dba NaturVet in its $475 million sale to Swedencare.
  • Represented C&D Energy Services in its sale to Briarwood Partners.
  • Represented Integrated Beverage Group in its acquisition of Ransom Spirits.
  • Represented The CE Shop in its sale to Waud Capital Partners.
  • Represented Corporate Travel Management, an Australian public company, in its $200 million acquisition of Travel & Transport, Inc.
  • Represented the owners of one of Colorado’s largest Massage Envy franchisors in the sale of their ownership and franchise rights to a private equity firm specializing in the franchise space.
  • Represented Stone Wolf Vineyards and its subsidiaries in the acquisition of Oregon vineyard and winery properties.
  • Represented the Colorado franchisor of Orangetheory Fitness in the sale of their franchise development rights and corporate-owned fitness studios.
  • Represented the owners of LDIS LLC an oilfield engineering firm in the sale of their interests to Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Represented the shareholders of Kelly Cable of New Mexico in the sale of their stock to Peak Utilities Services Group, a subsidiary of CIVC Partners.
  • Represented Eberl’s Claim Service, Inc., Eberl’s Temporary Services, Inc., and Eberl’s Acquisition Co., LLC, a national disaster insurance claims adjustment group, in the sale of their assets to Forsyth Colorado, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engle Martin Associates.
  • Represented the parent of BluSky Restoration Contractors, a national leader in disaster recovery and remediation, in the sale of its equity to BluSky Restoration Holdings, a private equity-backed acquisition vehicle of KLH Capital.
  • Represented the shareholders of Sitewise Corporation in the sale of their stock to Track Intermediate Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of CIVC Partners.
  • Represented C & D Energy Services, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of Colorado Scaffolding & Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Represented Golden Max LLC in its acquisition of the assets of Invatec, Ltd., a medical supply chain management organization, and Optimal, Ltd.
  • Represented Integrated Beverage Group in its acquisition of Stone Wolf Vineyards.
  • Represented JCR Capital in its corporate recapitalization involving StanCorp Financial Group, Soundview Real Estate Partners and Partner Reinsurance Ltd.
  • Represented the equity holders of Baroness Small Estates to Kahn Ventures, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Represented the equity holders of Financial Healthcare Systems in their sale to TransUnion Healthcare, a subsidiary of TransUnion.
  • Represented Buymytronics in its sale to GameStop.
  • Represented The Better Shredder in its sale to Cornerstone Records Management.
  • Represented Economy Steel in its sale to CMC Steel Fabricators.
  • Represented Turf Equipment Supply in its sale to Horizon Distributors, a subsidiary of Pool Corp.

Publications & Presentations






  • A New Day for Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, & Confidentiality Agreements
    Colorado Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing | July 19, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee, Denver Downtown Partnership
  • Emeritus Board of Directors, Denver Urban Scholars
  • Executive Committee, Colorado Space Coalition, Metro Denver EDC
  • Former Board Member, Colorado Companies to Watch
  • Former Board Member, Green & Gold Foundation
  • Former Board Chair, Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, Youth Opportunity Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation
  • Host Committee, Denver Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, 2023
  • Leadership Denver Class of 2008


  • Super Lawyers, “Super Lawyer” (2010-2018)
  • Chambers USA, Band 4, Corporate / M&A, Colorado (2021-2023)
  • Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner – Corporate / M&A, Colorado (2016-2019)
  • Law Week Colorado, “Barrister’s Best: Best Corporate Law Attorney” (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, “AV Preeminent”
  • Denver Magazine, “Top Lawyer in Corporate Law”
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Denver (2024)