John A. Leonard


(303) 894-4472

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  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M., 1985
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.S. in Finance, 1982

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  • Colorado
  • California

John A. Leonard

John A. Leonard is the chair of the firm’s corporate department, and focuses his practice on the legal aspects of financing, running and selling businesses. John works with companies that are financed and grown from operations, as well as those that are angel, venture capital or financed by other outside investors using private placement memorandums. John helps clients grow from operations and by mergers and acquisitions. He helps clients structure C-level retention and bonus programs. John advises companies on business exits to a company’s management or through private equity acquisitions and by mergers.

John assists many of his clients in software development, protection and distribution, including distribution as OEMs, VARs and electronically through the software as a service model.  John advises companies on agile software development and on open source and dual licensing (open source and proprietary licenses).

John assists companies in U.S. export compliance, including goods and services on the Munitions List and subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).