Brent Johnson, Esq.
Brent has over 20 years of legal, finance and executive-level management experience at numerous
small and large-sized growth companies, law firms and investment firms. He has managed, executed
and participated in over $2 billion in capital raising, private equity, venture capital and M&A
transactions. He has assisted in the oversight, management and compliance of multiple investment
funds with up to $100 million in assets under management. He routinely advises entrepreneurs,
investors, executives, operators, fund managers and companies regarding entity formation,
transactions, capital raising, structure, finance and operations. Brent is also an advisor and
mentor to numerous companies and investment funds in the cannabis industry.
In his legal practice, Brent specializes in the representation of closely-held entities and
emerging growth companies through the whole business life cycle, including entity selection,
formation, equity and debt financing transactions, acquisitions and the eventual transfer or sale
of the business. In addition, Brent advises on capital raising transactions working extensively
with companies looking for capital as well as venture capital and private equity funds. Brent also
serves as outside general counsel to clients in support of operations, capital raising, corporate
governance, commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property and
general business matters.
Brent began his legal practice at a leading Silicon Valley high-tech, emerging growth law firm
where he worked with venture capital firms and emerging growth and technology companies focusing on
capital raising transactions, mergers & acquisitions, securities, public offerings and general
corporate matters. He then joined a leading Denver-based law firm where he represented public and
private companies as well as venture capital and private equity firms.
Brent is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served on active duty in the Air
Force for five years, rising to the rank of Captain. He also holds a JD from the University
of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Nebraska.