Raymond L. Friedlob
Mr. Friedlob focuses his practice on federal securities, corporate law, federal administrative law, leveraged acquisitions, mergers, transportation, public-private finance, and taxation, including all aspects of capital formation and finance. He has guided clients in complex corporate and tax transactions primarily in the areas of manufacturing, technology, telecommunications and financial services.Mr. Friedlob has served as a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of a major publicly traded corporation (with a market capitalization at its high of $38 billion) and was lead counsel on $12 billion of public corporate offerings for that company. He limits his public policy practice to complex engagements with real legal components and political policy challenges because of his involvement in both practice areas.
Mr. Friedilob has represented clients in tax matters in connection with corporate liquidations; non profit corporations in connection with unrelated business income tax issues, state departments of transportation with respect to major national security projects and transportation reauthorization legislation; and sports stadium and aviation matters. He has been a consultant to the FAA, a major metropolitan transit authority and state transportation departments. He has represented a major U.S. airport in a national SEC enforcement action and then in federal legislative matters.
Mr. Friedlob also led the first major modification of an economic development conveyance of a military base closing, has represented the Securities Investor Protection Corporation and has been a Special Trustee for SIPC. He has been a special officer and receiver of the U.S. District Court and SEC in connection with failed investment advisory firms and mutual funds and a special master in connection with a complex international commodities trading partnership.
Mr. Friedlob’s practice also includes a great deal of involvement in political matters at both the state and federal level. After receiving his Master of Laws Degree in Taxation, he returned to Denver to practice law, but maintained, established and developed many friendships in Washington through extensive national political involvement. His positions included Deputy Western Campaign Director for the Reagan-Bush campaign, senior western consultant for the Dole-Kemp campaign and other positions, including the National Public Lands Advisory Council for the Reagan Administration and the first Board of Directors of the National Forest Foundation in the Bush (41) Administration. He also served as Chair of the Tax Advisory Commission and Judicial Selection Commission of several U.S. Senators.
Mr. Friedlob is also a faculty member at the University of Denver College of Law and taught at the Institute for Public Policy and was a founder of the Tax L.L.M. program in the College of Law.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Tax Court
- Previously selected multiple times for inclusion in the Who’s Who in Law & Politics, Super Lawyers list
- Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating, a rating only bestowed on 14% of practicing lawyers
- Stock for Services, Section 83, American Bar Association Journal
- Environmental Disclosure Under the Federal Securities Laws, Boston College Law Review (Commercial & Industrial)
- Structuring Airport Transactions, Central and South American Ministers of Transportation
- Corporate Crisis Management, National Association of Corporate Directors
- Structuring Public-Private Partnerships, Federal Transit Administration - National Council of Public-Private Partnerships Conference
- Internal Investigations by Audit Committees, National Association of Corporate Directors
- Financial Risk in Redefining the New Cost of Capital, National Association of Corporate Directors
- JOBS Act Lifts Ban on “General Solicitation or Advertising” in Certain Private Offerings and Resales4/10/2012
950 Seventeenth StreetSuite 2400Denver, CO 80202
New York University School of Law Graduate Division, LL.M. Taxation, 1970
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1969
University of Colorado, B.A., 1966