Conor R. Crawford

Tel 303.379.2281
Fax 303.296.3956
Tel 303.379.2281
Fax 303.296.3956

Conor R. Crawford advises public and private clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, financing transactions, and corporate reorganizations. He also advises on equity and debt offerings, and the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs.

During law school, Conor was a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver and a 2016 Ballard Spahr summer associate.

Conor also worked as a horse-racing consultant. In his role as vice president for Donegal Racing, he oversaw thoroughbred acquisitions, negotiated contracts of sale, and advised the racing campaign of 2015 Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. James E. Gritzner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2017-2018

Representative Matters

  • Serve as outside general counsel to multiple companies, including a leading Colorado insurance company and a Colorado solar technology company
  • Served as both company and investor counsel in equity financings at all stages, including a $40 million financing for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of clinical trial software, a $56 million financing for a life sciences company, a $19 million financing for an alternative farming company, a $17.5 million financing for a producer of medication management systems, and a $750,000 seed financing for a medical device company
  • Served on deal team for a nationally recognized manufacturing company in its acquisition of the insulation division of a Fortune 500 specialty products company
  • Served on deal teams for one of the nation’s leading owners of fixed base operations in the general aviation industry in several of its regional add-on acquisitions, including in the Cayman Islands and California
  • Served on deal team that oversaw the sale of a municipal consulting firm to a global private equity buyer
  • Served on deal team for a leading provider of concrete pumping services pursuant to its acquisition of a Texas concrete pumping company for approximately $130 million
  • Served on deal team that represented a Colorado cannabis accessories company in the sale of its shares to a publicly traded Canadian company for approximately $66 million
  • Served on deal team that oversaw the sale of a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) company to one of the largest providers of managed database and cloud services
  • Represented publicly traded medical device and diagnostic and bioinformatics companies in secondary and at-the-market (ATM) offerings
  • Represented multiple small businesses with general corporate matters, including ad hoc contract, loan, and litigation review, in the consulting, aviation, airport, food services, cannabis, and hemp industries
  • Represented a major car rental company by reviewing legislative and administrative trends for electric vehicles and emissions

Pro Bono Experience

  • Represent multiple student-run companies through Ballard Spahr’s Project BASE (Ballard Academy for Student Entrepreneurs) program
  • Advise several nonprofit corporations on corporate governance matters

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association


"Nutraceuticals in American Horseracing: Removing the Substantive Blinkers From National Racing Legislation," 23 Animal L.163, 2016

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2017)
Managing Editor, Virginia Law & Business Review
Dillard Fellow, Legal Research and Writing Tutor

Godolphin Flying Start (Graduate Certificate (Distinction), International Horse Management, 2014)

Yale University (B.A, cum laude, 2012)