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Michael Sabian

Michael A. Sabian has over 47 years of experience, and is a Harvard Law graduate who advises businesses in multiple areas of operation. These areas range from the initial organization of an entity, structuring relationships between owners, equity and debt financing, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and in some cases, liquidation and dissolution. Michael has expertise representing clients engaged in various industries, including investment advising, hedge funds, other financial services, food and beverages, and air cargo handling. Michael is frequently asked to write on business matters. He serves on the Planning Committee, Business Law Institute, sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association CLE, and the Legislative Drafting Committee of the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL. B. 

  • University of Rochester, A.B., with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Distinctions

  • Honored as “Super Lawyer” in Colorado Super Lawyer magazine. Only 5% of lawyers in the state of Colorado receive this honor. (2006-present). 

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law (1993-present)

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (1993-present)

  • Securities Law and Securities Offerings, Corporate Counsel Black Book

Areas of Practice & Expertise 

  • Business & Corporate

Lectures & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Sabian has lectured extensively for

  • CLE in Colorado 

  • Continuing Legal Education International 

  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants 

  • International Association of Corporation Administrators

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Past Member, Board of Governors 

  • Past Chair, Business Law and Judiciary Sections

  • Colorado Bar Foundation 

  • Advisory Committee to Colorado Secretary of State (1983-1995) 

  • Business Law Institute, Planning Committee, 2001-2011 sponsored by CLE in Colorado

Presentations & Publications

  • 2010: Partnerships, The Practitioners Guide to Colorado Business Organization (Second Edition) 

  • 2002: Revising statutory provisions in Colorado that deal with derivative actions in corporations, 

  • Lecture October 1996: Choice of Entity in Colorado, An Update, The Colorado Lawyer 

  • 1970-1974: Corporations, Annual Survey of Colorado Law