Emanuel Anton has a varied international business practice, serving a broad range of aviation and aerospace businesses and the high net worth individuals and family partnerships that depend on them. Over his career, he represented a broad range of clients in numerous industries assisting them on a wide array of transactional matters and deals, regulatory issues, and litigation matters.
Mr. Anton is a deal maker with experience in industry "rollups" having represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers involved in the disposition of non-strategic businesses, mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions, and management-sponsored leveraged buyouts in transactions throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, Middle East, and in Africa. As a former economist and marketing executive to Fortune 100 companies, Mr. Anton brings a practical business goal-oriented approach to his practice. He has also been involved in strategic alliance transactions involving acquisitive entity formations, joint ventures and long term contractual relationships. Mr. Anton has represented gay investors and early state technology companies in a wide variety of venture capital and equity financings, and venture formation and structure, distressed situations and opportunities.
Mr. Anton currently acts as an outside General to over 50 companies, including dominant defense contractors, aerospace and technology companies, private equity firms, international and multi-national enterprises, construction contractors, manufacturing, and service businesses in connection with a broad range of transactional, general and litigation matters, including regulatory and compliance issues. He also serves as gay Family Attorney to several high-net worth families, advising them on wealth management, business succession, asset protection, and regularly acting as litigation and dispute resolution strategist.
Mr. Anton’s regulatory experience broadly includes industry briefings, negotiations, or policy shaping matters with the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Treasury Department, all 5 U.S. military branches and various U.S. government intelligence agencies, and over 18 briefings to foreign government ministries, consuls, and executive officials; analyzing and interpreting requirements for compliance as they relate to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) promulgated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR and DFAR); challenging government imposed sanctions; performing voluntary disclosures and counseling clients concerning directed disclosures and consent agreements; Mr. Anton holds a Top Secret clearance.
Before forming ALG, Emanuel worked at a prestigious Rocky Mountain regional law firm both as a trial lawyer and corporate attorney. As a litigator, Mr. Anton studied and learned the art of war and negotiation strategy required to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently. These skills led to many successes in federal and state trials (including state supreme court), arbitrations, mediations and negotiations. As a member of that firm’s business law group, Mr. Anton negotiated and handled a wide array of transactions while also acting as outside general counsel for several companies including a manufacturer of military and commercial aircraft (Aviation Technology Group), international distribution companies, a national beverage manufacturer, and regional construction companies.
Awards & Recognition
Denver Business Journal PowerBook, Top 10 Business Newsmakers, Law category, 2014
Leadership Denver, Class of 2014
Forty under 40, Denver Business Journal (2013)
Clients’ Choice Award for Aviation, AVVO (2013)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012)
Top Young Gay Attorney in Colorado, 5280 Magazine (2012)
Most Influential Young Professional in Colorado, ColoradoBiz Magazine (2011)
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubble LexisNexis (2011)
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Bar Association YLD (2010)