Seasoned Transactional and Regulatory Attorney and Former General Counsel Brings Exceptional Track Record Working with Mission-Driven Companies and Investors
Denver, CO —December 2, 2020— RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP (RPCK), an international law firm focused on providing highly-tailored and innovative solutions to leading impact investors, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises around the world, announced today that Tom Scriven has joined the firm to lead its new office in Denver, CO. He joins RPCK from RENEW LLC, an impact investment firm based in Denver, Toronto and Addis Ababa, where he served as General Counsel and managing partner for over eight years.
Mr. Scriven will work closely with the team to advise RPCK’s wide array of U.S. and international clients including family offices, private foundations, investment firms, fund managers, and growth stage companies, on private capital transactions and fund structuring, corporate legal matters, governance, and regulatory compliance. In addition, he will work with the firm’s existing base of clients in the Colorado region, which include Zoma Capital, Align Impact, Factor[e] Ventures and other leading impact investors.
Mr. Scriven has extensive experience supporting private equity (PE) firms as well as in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, government investigations and litigation. His expertise also includes the design of cutting edge legal solutions that leverage new sources of financing to enable clients to achieve ambitious business and impact objectives. Mr. Scriven has also developed gender lens and SME investment vehicles for frontier markets, co-designed and launched first-of-their-kind blended finance partnerships, structured a social impact bond and pay-for-success grants for a family foundation, and closed numerous private capital transactions.
“RPCK’s mission is to co-create and facilitate the launch of scalable and investable solutions to our most pressing challenges around the world, and Tom brings a valuable perspective to multiple bottom line transactions that is informed by his experience as a lawyer, investor and CFA charterholder,” said Chintan Panchal, Founding Partner of RPCK. “With his impressive track record as a finance and legal specialist and passion for structuring innovative financial transactions in ways that can help unlock positive impact and change around the world, Tom is a perfect fit for our team and I look forward to his playing a significant role in growing our firm.”
“Moreover, Denver is emerging as a major hub for some of the most sophisticated impact investing funds, wealth management firms, and mission aligned family offices and foundations. RPCK has deep client relationships in the Denver area. We believe the Mountain West region is going to continue to grow in influence as a force for positive and meaningful social change.”
“I’m very excited to join the talented RPCK team, especially at a time when the world is facing increasingly challenging issues like social injustice, poverty and climate change that require innovative thinking to create the financial solutions that can unlock the capital we need to achieve change at scale,” said Mr. Scriven. “RPCK has established itself as the go-to legal firm for funds, investors, entrepreneurs and social enterprises around the world who are bringing about these changes. More specifically, RPCK has been at the center of some of the most significant investment transactions in Africa in the past year, and I look forward to bringing to bear my own investment experience in Africa working with traditional and angel investors and development organizations to build on this momentum.”
Mr. Scriven received his B.A. in political science from Houghton College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the bar in New York, Colorado and Washington, D.C. He also is a Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) ® charter holder.
About RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP
RPCK Rastegar Panchal LLP (RPCK) is an international boutique law firm with a practice focused on providing highly-tailored and innovative solutions to investors, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises around the world. Among our clients are leading family offices and foundations, high growth companies, and investment funds across a broad spectrum of industries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. RPCK has offices in New York, Vienna and Denver.