Ned A.  Minor


 Ned A.  Minor

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Founder of Minor & Brown PC, Ned Minor is a nationally recognized transaction attorney in the field of mergers and acquisitions.  Since 1977, he has guided business owners through the sales process enabling them to reap top dollar for their companies at the closing table.  Total purchase/sales consideration generated for clients exceeds $3.5 billion.


Ned’s book, Deciding to Sell Your Business The Key to Wealth and Freedom, provides a unique perspective on the decision making process that entrepreneurs struggle with when deciding to exit their companies.  Ned has also authored numerous articles on exit strategies that have appeared in The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Business Journal


He has appeared on Bloomberg Financial as well as many other local and national radio programs. Ned has been featured and quoted in articles with, Associated Press, Business Week, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the New York Times.  Ned is a nationally recognized speaker.


A resident of Denver since 1972, Ned is actively involved in many charitable and community causes.  He is currently or has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committees of the following organizations:


·          Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair of Board)

·          Denver Metro Chamber Foundation (Past Chair of Board)

·          Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

·          Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. (Past Chair of Board)

·          Denver Area Boy Scouts (Director)

·          St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (Director)

·          Cherry Hills Country Club (Director)

·          Venturing/Denver Area Council (District Chairman)

·          Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross (Director)

·          CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association (Director)

·          Navigant International, Inc. – NASDAQ (Director)


Ned was a recipient of the David E. Bailey Business Advocate Award sponsored by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for his support and dedication to business and the entrepreneurial spirit.  He has also received the Gold Leadership Award from Junior Achievement, its highest national honor.


Ned received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1968 and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1972.  Ned and his wife, Nancy, are long time residents of Cherry Hills Village.  They have one daughter, Sarah, who is a graduate of Syracuse University and currently resides in Denver.


·                Denver Business JournalBuyers Cook While Sellers Stew – 2014

·                AICPA Real Estate Conference - : To Sell or Not to Sell? LEADING Your Business Owners to The   Promised Land - 2013

·                You’re The Boss – KRCN Colorado 1060 AM – March 2010

·                ColoradoBiz – Succession in a Recession – February 2010

·                Entrepreneur Machine – The DVS Group Radio, Kansas City MO – December 2009

·                ColoradoBiz – Let’s Make A Deal But Not Right Now – December 2009


  • Denver Business Journal M&A Slow, but may be ready to bust out– July 2009
  • Family Business Council - Keynote Speaker -2009
  • WPO Keynote Speaker – 2008
  • IBBA – M&A SourceKeynote Speaker for Spring Conference – June 2008
  • Entrepreneur Advocate KFNX Radio, Phoenix AZ – May 2008
  • 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine Top Attorneys In Colorado – 2008
  • SEC/N – Keynote Speaker – 2008
  • IMA Financial GroupKeynote Speaker – January 2008
  • Helzberg Mentoring (HEMP) Keynote Speaker – November 2007
  • AXA Advisors – Keynote Speaker – November 2007
  • Frontier Airlines featured in In-Flight Magazine – 2007
  • The Healthy CEO Praise for The Healthy CEO – 2006
  • Denver Business Journal M&A Activity falters in 2006 – January 26 – February 2007
  • Cherry Diamond Discover the Key to Wealth and Freedom – December 2006
  • Ampersand&: The Magazine of the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences English Grad Helps Business Owners Make the Ultimate Sale – Spring 2006
  • Kentucky Alumni Magazine Deciding to Sell Your Business: the Key to Wealth and Freedom – Winter 2005
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker’s Journal The Impact of Estate Tax Uncertainty on the Sale of Family Businesses – November 2005
  • Blacktie Colorado Have You Met Ned Minor? – October 2005
  • Business Week Online Know Your Exit Strategy from Day #1 – September 15, 2005
  • Financial Times - New generation game tests the Murdoch family values…- August 2005
  • Eaglezine – Recommended Book of the Week – July 2005
  • Home Business Magazine Deciding To Sell Your Business – June 2005
  • INC. MagazineSellers Market: Even as the M&A Market Heats Up, Unloading a Company Gets Trickier – May 2005
  • Chicago Tribune Owners Can Pay Heavy Price for Selling Their Pride and Joy ­– March 14, 2005
  • Rocky Mountain News Business Leaders Decry Journal Reports – March, 8, 2005
  • Small Business OpportunitiesBusiness Bookshelf: Deciding to Sell Your Business: The Key to Wealth and Freedoms – February 2005
  • Small Business OpportunitiesBusiness Bookshelf: Deciding to Sell Your Business: The Key to Wealth and Freedoms – February 2005
  • Business Women Connect - Do You Have an Exit Plan? – January 1, 2004
  • Denver Business Journal The Pucker Stops Here – May 14, 2004
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer When to Say ‘When’: Savvy Owners Must Know Details of Selling a Business – May 16, 2004
  • Colorado Springs Business JournalAdvice On When To Sell Your Business – May 21, 2004
  • Northern Colorado Business Report Business Values Find Firm Footing  - June 11, 2004
  • Entrepreneur Radio Entrepreneur Magazine Radio Show – July 2004
  • Chattanooga Times Free PressAgony of Selling Family Business: Tough Choice Confronts People Who Have No Succession Plan – July 28, 2004
  • Business AltitudeDeciding To Sell Your Business: The Key to Wealth and Freedom  - July/August 2004
  • – Preparing to Sell Your Business – August, 18 2004
  • Sacramento Business Journal Future Plan Key for Business Owners – August 2004
  • Small Business: Selling Out – August 2, 2004
  •; MSNBC.comOiling the Hinges on Your Exit Strategy – August 9, 2004
  • Family Business MagazineShould You Transfer Your Business to Your Child – September 2004
  • Bizjournals.comLay Plans Carefully – August 2004
  • Rocky Mountain NewsOne for All and All for One; Chamber Leaders Say Entrepreneurial Spirit Key to City’s Economic Development – September 4, 2004
  • Associated PressBusiness Owners Should Weigh Succession – September 8, 2004
  • Grand Forks Herald; The Star Ledger; Winston-Salem; Chicago Tribune; The Salt Lake Tribune; The Charleston Post and Courier; Bradenton Herald; Allentown Morning CallBusiness Owners Should Have Succession Plans: Deciding What to do with Company Involves More than Finding a Buyer – September 10, 2004
  • Tulsa WorldSuccession Plan Key for Entrepreneurs – September 12, 2004
  • The Philadelphia InquirerBusiness Owners Need to Plan for Succession: Many Fail to Look for Replacements or to Prepare to Sell the Company. Years are Needed to Get Ready. – September 13, 2004
  • The New York TimesSmall Business: When Aiming at Clouds, Keep Feet on the Ground – September 16, 2004
  • Rocky Mountain News Minor-ity Report: Lawyer’s Office Reflects a Rich Professional, and Personal Life – September 23, 2004
  • Entrepreneur MagazineGo for the Gold – October 2004
  • Denver Business JournalValue, Number of M&A Deals Decline in Colorado – October 18, 2004
  • The VillagerMajor Business Advice Comes in the Form of Ned Minor – October 28, 2004
  • National Small Business Association – ‘Deciding To Sell Your Business’ Aids Owners – October/November/December 2004
  • Syracuse LawBook Helps Business Owners Navigate Their Toughest Sell – Fall 2004
  • Louisville Courier Journal Planning Smoothes Acquisition: Employees, Clients Will Need Attention – November 8, 2004
  • Crain’s Chicago Business After the Thrill is Gone  - November 8, 2004
  • Orlando Sentinel If Retirements are Looming, Who Takes Over the Business? – November 17, 2004
  • Registered Rep Planning for the Handoff – December 1, 2004

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  How Long will the Current Opportunity to Maximize the Sale of One's Business Last?



Ned Minor states, "Demand for acquiring privately-held businesses has never been higher. Recently, I wrote about this unprecedented demand in the Denver Business Journal and the opportunity it poses for small and medium-sized business owners. You can read the full article here:"