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  • Representative Litigation Experience
    Defended “bet the company” litigation in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, trade secrets and non-competition agreements. Litigated fiduciary and probate matters in small and large estates. Defended and pursued TROs and other injunctive relief in disputes involving trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and private nuisance. Lead counsel in various real property cases involving, among other things, deeds of trust, promissory notes, priority, releases, deed restrictions and lender rights Lead counsel in numerous employment discrimination matters before the EEOC Successfully represented a large Episcopal church in litigation involving the balance of free exercise and free speech rights. In a case of first impression in the state of Colorado, first-chaired a five-day bench trial, which culminated in a permanent injunction against protesters who disrupted religious services and targeted children with graphic images. Co-tried and secured a plaintiff/claimant award for the full amount of damages sought, as well as a significant portion of attorney fees and costs, in arbitration on behalf of the estate of an investor. Co-tried and obtained a complete defense/respondent award in two separate arbitrations on behalf of a national broker-dealer and an individual financial advisor. Effectively co-defended and amicably resolved five separate, multi-million dollar wage and hour class actions against four different employers. Represented clients before the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Education and Prior Legal Experience
    Mr. Ball earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, David interned for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. After graduating from Virginia, David served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karl S. Forester, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Following his clerkship, David was an attorney for an international law firm based in Denver, Colorado, a boutique law firm focused on serving the needs of middle market clients, and founded his own law firm before co-founding BBU. David also served as an associate director of philanthropy for an international conservation organization.
  • Professional & Community Affiliations
    St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, Colorado, Vestry 2013-2015, Executive Committee 2014-2015, Finance Committee 2015-present, Dean Search Committee 2015-present. Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation, Leadership Denver, Class of 2009. Colorado Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2009 & 2010. Law and Politics and 5280 magazines twice named Mr. Ball a rising star among Colorado lawyers under the age of 40. No more than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 were named to the Rising Stars list. Gary McPherson Award, Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Bar Association, 2006. Dean’s Award for Exceptional Service, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, CO, 2006 The Bacchanalian Society of Denver, Co-Founder, President 2006-2009. Denver’s premier wine society, engaging young professionals in philanthropy while they learn about and enjoy wine in a comfortable environment. Organize unique wine tastings for the benefit of various non-profit organizations. See Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2008-2010 Denver Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Second Vice President, 2008-2009 Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council, 2005-2008 Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court, 2005-2010 Law Clerk to the Honorable Karl S. Forester, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000-2002 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Editorial Board and Articles/Notes Editor, 1998-2000 William Minor Lile Moot Court Board, 1999-2000 Member – Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions
    Licensed in Colorado since 2001
  • Also admitted in the following courts
    United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit United States District Court for the District of Colorado




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Office: 720.439.2530


Michael has over 18 years of experience in complex business transactions. He routinely advises businesses on matters such as legal compliance, raising capital and exit strategies. Michael is dedicated to providing practical, timely and cost-effective solutions to his clients.

Over his career, Michael has represented companies in myriad industries including real estate, financial technology, manufacturing, hospitality and software development. He routinely assists them on day to day legal issues as outside general counsel or specialized issues in corporate law, tax or securities. Michael also assists his business clients in federal and state securities law compliance for private offerings including friends and family rounds, “Seed Rounds” and “Series A” offerings. 

Michael has a master of laws in taxation (LL.M.) which helps him to advise his clients on tax matters that frequently arise in business transactions. Michael is a native of Tucson, Arizona and a life long loyal fan of University of Arizona basketball. 

Michael often advises these clients on matters such as: 

  • Venture Capital or Private Equity Transactions

  • Entity Formation

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Corporate Governance

  • Complex Commercial Financing

  • Key Executive Compensation

  • Exit Strategies

  • Buy-Sell Agreements

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