Robert R. Levine, II

Ronald R. Levine, II


Ron Levine brings 30 years of experience to his practice in corporate finance, private equity and merger and acquisition transactions. He works with mature and emerging companies across a range of industries, including private equity, technology, investment management, business services, life sciences, energy, restaurant/retail, food, and manufacturing. His practice focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity and venture investment, securities and capital markets, shareholder activism, and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Levine also represents public and private companies and their boards of directors on takeover defense, securities disclosure, technology transfer and executive compensation, and general corporate counseling.

Mr. Levine is actively involved in community affairs, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain PBS, the Board of Trustees of the Cornell Football Association, and the University Council of Cornell University.


  • Glowpoint, Inc., a managed service provider of video collaboration and network applications, in its merger with collaboration technology company Oblong Industries, Inc., a portfolio company of Foundry Group. We also advised Glowpoint on a concurrent equity financing.
  • Resolute Energy Corporation in its $1.6 billion merger with Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Resolute Energy Corporation in numerous capital markets transactions, including two separate offerings totaling $200 million of Senior Notes due 2020 pursuant to Rule 144A (2017 and 2018), a $165 million public common stock offering (2016), and a $65 million Preferred Stock offering (2016).
  • Resolute Energy Corporation in the $195 million sale of its Aneth Field assets in southeastern Utah's Paradox Basin to an affiliate of Elk Petroleum Limited.
  • Industrial Income Advisors in connection with the sale of Industrial Income Trust.
  • Resolute Energy Corporation and Red Robin in shareholder activism defense.
  • Delta Petroleum, Echo Bay Mines, Glowpoint, HS Resources, OEA, Red Robin, Resolute Energy Corporation, and Union Bankshares in SEC compliance and various corporate governance issues.


2020 in Hindsight: Key Considerations for Directors in 2021 (pdf)
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
2020 in Hindsight: Key Considerations for Directors in 2021
The Colorado Guide to Navigating the Post-Election Landscape
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Executive Order on Bulk-Power System Security: The Devil Is in the Lack of Details
Energy Update—Winter 2020
Arnold & Porter Seminar, Denver, CO


Best Lawyers
"Denver Lawyer of the Year" – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
"Denver Lawyer of the Year" – Venture Capital Law (2016, 2018, 2021)
"Denver Lawyer of the Year" – Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2011, 2021)

Currently listed in six categories: Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Venture Capital Law (2005-2022)
The Legal 500 US
M&A: Middle – Market (sub-$500m) (2021)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A Middle-Market (sub-$500m) (2018-2019)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance (2019)
Chambers USA
Corporate/M&A (Colorado) (2004-2021)


  • JD, Harvard University, 1987, cum laude
  • BS, Cornell University, 1984
  • Colorado
  • New York

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