Shawn focuses his practice on advising all aspects of the innovator economy. From capital allocators to startups, Shawn counsels organizations throughout their lifecycle including business strategy, formation of funds, SPV’s, company structuring, funding, and mergers and acquisitions. Shawn started his career at Arthur Andersen in a unique group that advised UHNW families in a precursor to the Multi Family Office. As part of the largest professional services firm in the world he advised families and family-owned businesses on tax, investment, finance, estate planning, corporate structuring, and M&A.
After his time at Arthur Andersen, Shawn founded Modus Law in Boulder, CO, specializing in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Modus advised investors, families, and growth companies. In 2018 Shawn and the Modus team joined the Michael Best Family. Shawn now leads the Colorado market and co-leads the VentureBest team. He also spends significant time working with our world class Strategies and Consulting sister firms. When not working he can almost always be found with his family and friends on two wheels or two planks heading up or down the mountains of Colorado.