About Lake Law

WE HELP ENTREPRENEURS, BUSINESS LEADERS, ENTERTAINERS, AND ATHLETES MAXIMIZE THEIR POTENTIAL

With a global network of resources at our disposal, and experience and knowledge that spans industries, markets, and continents, our team can help you achieve and exceed all of your goals. Our mission is to help you build and retain wealth, protect what’s yours, and flourish into your next level of growth.

 

Ryan Lake, Esq, LL.M, MBA

Founder, Attorney 

Ryan has committed his career to ensuring that players, entertainers, and business owners have all of the tools and resources they need to be successful. Ryan is an experienced attorney and consultant. Before founding Lake Law Group, Ryan worked at the U.S. Olympic Committee. Ryan has also worked with USA Hockey affiliated programs, as well as multiple professional sports leagues, and player associations. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at St. John’s School of Law. With experience in player salary and intellectual property negotiations, complex company structures, and collective bargaining agreements (among other areas of expertise) Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clients. Ryan is a licensed attorney in Colorado, an Ontario foreign legal consultant, and has his Masters of Law in International Sports Law. He also has an MBA from Cornell University and an MBA from Queens University in Canada. Ryan is deeply passionate about helping athletes, entertainers and business owners succeed in their current career and beyond.


Education

  • MBA Cornell University

  • MBA Queens University

  • LL.M St. John’s University and Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Master of Laws (LL.M.), International and Comparative Sports Law

  • J.D. Loyola University

  • BSBA University of Denver

Past Experience

  • Campbell Killin Brittan and Ray, LLC

  • United States Olympic Committee

  • GolfTEC Enterprise, LLC

 
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Lake Law is Of-Counsel to SK&S Law Group

Lake Law is honored to join SK&S Law Group, as an of-counsel firm. The award winning team of attorneys at SK&S allows Lake Law to provide more expertise and a higher level of services to our clients.

 
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SK&S Team

 
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Christina Saunders

SK&S Co-Founder, Partner

A SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEUR AND THOUGHT LEADER WITHIN THE COLORADO LEGAL COMMUNITY, CHRISTINA IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING COMPANIES ASCEND TO NEW HEIGHTS BY PROVIDING NECESSARY CORPORATE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSEL TO STARTUPS AND PUBLICLY HELD COMPANIES ALIKE. MORE THAN JUST A NINE TO FIVER, CHRISTINA’S COMMITMENT TO SERVING PEOPLE TRANSLATES TO AN EXTENSIVE RESUME OF VOLUNTEERING, PRO BONO, AND NON-PROFIT WORK. AND IN HER (EXCEEDINGLY LITTLE) FREE TIME, CHRISTINA HAS A PENCHANT FOR HIGH ALPINE ADVENTURES, AND CAN BE FOUND OFF-PISTE IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT POWDER DAY OR HELPING OTHERS AS A SKI PATROLLER AT LOVELAND SKI AREA.

Sara Sharp

SK&S Co-Founder, Partner

ORIGINALLY FROM EAST TENNESSEE, SARA (OR SARA-CLAIRE AS SHE IS KNOWN THERE) HAS QUITE LITERALLY COME A LONG WAY. FROM A FAMILY OF HARDWORKING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, SHE HAS ALWAYS FOUND THE BUSINESS-SIDE OF THE LAW THE MOST APPEALING AND OFFERS HER CLIENTS COMMON SENSE APPROACHES THAT KEEP THE REALITIES OF THEIR BUSINESSES IN MIND. SARA’S GREATEST HOBBY IS TAKING UP NEW HOBBIES, AND SHE HAS SPENT CONSIDERABLE TIME BECOMING PROFICIENTLY SUBSTANDARD AT ROCK CLIMBING, CYCLING, YOGA, COOKING, BREAD-MAKING, PAINTING, CARPENTRY, KAYAKING, PADDLE BOARDING, SAILING, KNITTING, MOTORCYCLING, AND TABLE TENNIS AMONGST OTHERS.

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John Koechel

SK&S Co-Founder, Partner

CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, JOHN MAINTAINS HIS LAW PRACTICE IN BOTH TEXAS AND COLORADO. THIS ALLOWS HIM ACCESS TO GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT TEX-MEX, AND RIDICULOUS SKI CONDITIONS. WHEN HE’S NOT ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS AND CORPORATE MATTERS, JOHN TRIES TO KEEP UP WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS AND THEIR NON-STOP ACTIVITIES INDOORS, OUTDOORS, AND UNDERWATER.

Thomas Codevilla

SK&S Partner

THOMAS STRIVES TO BRING CLARITY TO COMPLEX LEGAL ISSUES, COUNSELING HIS CLIENTS IN PLAIN ENGLISH. WHILE THOMAS' TIME IN LARGER FIRMS TAUGHT HIM A HIGH STANDARD OF WORK, ACTING AS GENERAL COUNSEL IN-HOUSE MOLDED HIM INTO A BETTER BUSINESS PARTNER. THE SON OF A COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST, PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY LAW ARE A NATURAL FIT FOR THOMAS. AFTER RUNNING DECATHLON AND PLAYING RUGBY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, HE NOW PURSUES ALPINE CLIMBING, BACKCOUNTRY SKIING, AND GOOD BEER.

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Nicholas Claassen

SK&S OF COUNSEL

NICK IS AN ACCOMPLISHED BUSINESS ATTORNEY WITH MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE AND IN-HOUSE. HAVING COUNSELED, AND WORKED FOR, COMPANIES RANGING FROM VENTURE-BACKED STARTUPS TO PUBLICLY-TRADED CORPORATIONS, NICK BRINGS A DIVERSE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE ADVISING CLIENTS ON TRANSACTIONAL AND CORPORATE MATTERS. HE HAS SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH BOARD AND EXECUTIVE TEAMS, AND AS A LEGAL ADVISOR HIS FOCUS IS ON SIMPLICITY, SPEED AND PRIORITIZATION OF BUSINESS OBJECTIVES.