I’ve been representing emerging companies since the day I left law school, providing “real world” solutions to complex business problems.
Michael L. Platt is partner in charge and head of the business & finance group in Colorado. Mike represents emerging companies throughout their lifecycle, with a particular emphasis on exit transactions, including complex M&A and public offerings.
Mike started his career in the Silicon Valley and has become a nationally recognized Venture Capital and M&A lawyer, with clients extending to both coasts. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America for Venture Capital Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Corporate Law; Legal 500 for M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies; Chambers USA – Corporate/M&A. He has also been named a Colorado "Super Lawyer" in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Mike assisted in the formation of Techstars, the leading startup accelerator, and has acted as a mentor and outside counsel to some of their most successful graduates, including SendGrid, Sphero, Occipital and Next Big Sound. Mike was a contributing author to Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld and Startup Boards by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani.
University of California, Hastings College of Law
JD, Order of the Coif
University of Colorado at Boulder
BS, Business, Beta Gamma Sigma
Admissions & credentials
Rankings & accolades
Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A – Colorado (2020 – 2023)
The Best Lawyers in America: Venture Capital Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Corporate Law (2022)
The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Law (2018, 2020, 2021)
Legal 500: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Super Lawyers: Mergers and Acquisitions
Memberships & affiliations
Colorado Bar Association
State Bar of California