Senior Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development @ Western Union
Attorney @ Colburn & Hansen P.C.
Vice President and Senior Counsel specializing in complex international corporate transactions: mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, major service/ licensing agreements, and regulated industries. Developed and teach a required course, International Mergers & Acquisitions, for the Int'l Business Transactions LLM at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. From initial discussions to post-closing matters -- NDAs, term
Vice President and Senior Counsel specializing in complex international corporate transactions: mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, major service/ licensing agreements, and regulated industries. Developed and teach a required course, International Mergers & Acquisitions, for the Int'l Business Transactions LLM at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. From initial discussions to post-closing matters -- NDAs, term sheet and transaction structure, due diligence, definitive agreements, closing and post-closing/ integration issues -- acted as lead counsel on dozens of complex transactions.
After law school at New York University, Colburn practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton’s New York office, representing clients as diverse as New York Life and Chrysler in transactions ranging from $10 million to over $50 billion. After returning to his home town of Denver, Colburn spent 7 years at First Data Corporation - originally as Counsel in the U.S. and Canada, and later as Senior Counsel for International Mergers and Acquisitions, based in Paris and London. Currently Vice President and Senior Counsel for Corporate Development, Western Union.
lead counsel in negotiating and documenting acquisition and divestiture projects in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, Australia and Africa
led diverse teams in evaluating and negotiating issues arising in complex transactions: tax, regulatory, finance, accounting, HR, IT, IP, procurement, antitrust, securities, bankruptcy, facilities, etc.
led due diligence efforts of large acquisition targets with operations worldwide and small projects with operations in a single city
work extensively with executive suite management to evaluate business scenarios and implement strategies to limit risk and maximize transaction value
Adjunct Law Professor, International M&A @ Developed and teach required course to LLM and advanced law students regarding international mergers & acquisitions. From December 2012 to Present (3 years 1 month) Senior Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development @ Advise regarding acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures worldwide. Advise regarding strategy, digital (online and mobile) operations, regulatory, compliance, cross-border, licensing, terms & conditions, agreements with vendors and customers, form agreements, corporate structure From October 2011 to Present (4 years 3 months) Attorney @ Advised former First Data Corporation CEO Charlie Fote and his business Fotec Group LLC in M&A related matters. Advised parties developing clean water technologies, Miwatek (Pty) Ltd. Advised various professionals and organizations regarding start-up, consulting and employment agreements and corporate development matters. From January 2009 to October 2011 (2 years 10 months) Former Senior Counsel, International Mergers & Acquisitions @ Responsible as lead counsel for acquisitions and joint ventures outside the United States, including consideration of acquisitions in over 30 countries; drafted and negotiated transaction documents, led due diligence efforts, worked with senior management in implementing strategy for international expansion, led diverse teams of lawyers (in-house and outside counsel) - and worked extensively with professionals in other fields - to evaluate and address issues that arise in unique and complex agreements. Responsible for card processing service agreements for large banks, including licensing, software & platform utilization, maintenance & enhancements, backup, compliance and service standards. From March 2001 to January 2008 (6 years 11 months)
Law (JD), Law @ New York University School of Law From 1992 to 1995 Kurt Colburn is skilled in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Intellectual Property, Due Diligence, Corporate Law, Mergers, Licensing, Legal Writing, Acquisitions, Strategy, Management, Securities, Negotiation, Real Estate, Corporate Development, Executive Management, Finance