– Legal Counsel
Larry Schwartz has been providing legal advice to corporate and business clients for nearly 30 years. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1983, he joined the Denver-based law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen, practicing in the firms business and real estate department. He was named a partner in the firm in 1991.
In 1992, Mr. Schwartz became Vice President of Legal Services and General Counsel for Evolving Systems, Inc., a high-growth telecommunications software development company. He built and managed Evolving’s legal department and served on the company’s executive committee. He negotiated software development agreements with telecom providers, including Lucent, AT&T, GTE, and Bell South. He also advised the company on real estate, human resources, and a wide variety of other legal and business matters.
In 1997, Mr. Schwartz co-founded Peak Software Solutions, Inc., a software development company. He managed finance, legal, HR, and administration at Peak, where annual revenues grew to $10 million in three years. In 2000, he guided Peak’s merger with Clarent Corporation, a VoIP technology company based in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Schwartz served as associate corporate counsel for Clarent after the merger, negotiating customer, supplier, real estate, and other agreements for the company. When Verso Technologies, Inc. acquired Clarent in 2003, Mr. Schwartz became legal counsel for Verso. Verso named him Vice President of Legal in April of 2005. He was responsible for drafting and negotiating all of Verso’s supplier and customer agreements, and managing Verso’s intellectual property portfolio.
In April of 2008, Mr. Schwartz returned to private practice and formed Larry Schwartz, PC. His practice focuses on providing “in-house” style legal services to small and mid-sized businesses. His recent clients include a communications provider that was acquired by Comcast and education services provider acquired by Xerox.
Mr. Schwartz received his BA in economics and political science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1980. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1983. He is a member of the Colorado and Douglas/Elbert County Bar Associations.