David C. Cripe

David Cripe - Maynes, Bradford, Shipps, Sheftel LLP

Mr. Cripe has a diverse practice representing a wide variety of companies and individuals on general business matters, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions.

Mr. Cripe’s general corporate/business practice includes business formation and structuring, and drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts. His breadth of experience allows him to provide guidance on a wide variety of issues. Mr. Cripe’s general business representation informs his transactional work, which includes a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and real estate transactions.

Representative transactions include the following:

  • A $15 million stock sale of a regional trucking company and ongoing representation of the shareholders on matters both related to the transaction and personal.
  • A $7.6 million leveraged management buyout of an environmental consulting and remediation firm, and subsequent company restructuring and real estate transactions.
  • A series of agricultural real estate acquisitions in Colorado and Nebraska aggregating in excess of $50 million.
  • Formation and structuring of a holding company and a $64 million acquisition of a 504-acre tract in Jefferson County, Colorado.
  • A $1.8 million acquisition of new headquarters for a rapidly expanding business in Denver, Colorado, including SBA loan negotiation, addressing recognized environmental conditions and obtaining a major encumbrance permit.
  • Acquisition of a $2 million property in Jefferson County, Colorado by a national real estate leasing company, including negotiating construction loan documents.
  • A series of debt and equity financings for a mid-stage equipment company, including a $6 million convertible promissory note, a subsequent amendment and restatement increasing the loan to $10 million, two project financings totaling over $4 million, and $10 million preferred stock issuance.
  • Represented a real estate investment group in a $22 million investment in a mixed-use project, a $21 million investment in a residential high rise, a $26 million investment in a residential development project, and a $7 million investment in a residential construction company.
  • Represented real estate investor in $290 million sale of mixed-use development, involving more than 20 individual entities, multiple metropolitan districts and owner’s associations, and a variety of additional interested parties.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cripe was a partner in the Denver office of Kutak Rock, LLP, in the firm’s corporate group, and a partner at the firm of Krendl Krendl Sachnoff & Way, P.C., a boutique business law firm in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Cripe is the author or co-author of the following chapters of the Colorado Methods of Practice series for legal practitioners:

  • Colorado Business Entities and the Role of Article 90; Colorado Methods of Practice Ch. 1, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Co-Author)
  • General Partnerships; Colorado Methods of Practice Ch. 3, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Author)
  • Limited Partnerships; Colorado Methods of Practice Ch. 4, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Author)
  • Limited Liability Companies; Colorado Methods of Practice Ch. 3, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Author)
  • Deeds; Colorado Methods of Practice Ch. 64, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Author)
  • Colorado Business Entities Deskbook; Colorado Methods of Practice Vol. 1A, Thompson Reuters 2017 (Co-Author)


  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1997, University of Colorado Law Review, Technical Production Editor
  • B.A., Colorado College, 1990, with Distiction

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Colorado, 1997