Fay Matsukage, JD'79
Outstanding Alumni Award - 2010
Fay Matsukage, JD79, has been in private practice for three decades. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Colorado College in 1976, and her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1979. Matsukage was admitted to practice in Colorado in 1980, becoming one of the first Asian-American women attorneys to be admitted to practice in the history of the Colorado courts. Before long, she found her niche in the area of corporate and securities law.
In 1997, Matsukage was named a partner in the firm of Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, PC, where she continued to hone her talents in areas related to corporate and securities law, most specifically mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, debt and equity capital transactions and general corporate matters. She represents private and public companies in all stages of business development in a wide range of industries, devoting a significant portion of her practice to corporate and securities law compliance, particularly the preparation and filing of periodic reports and proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Matsukages tireless civic engagement is well-known within the Denver legal community and beyond. She was a founding member of the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Colorado and of the Asian Pacific American Womens Leadership Institute. She currently sits on the board of directors for both the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado and the Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation. In the past she has committed her time and talent to the following organizations: the Denver Bar Association (board of trustees); the Colorado Bar Association (vice president); the Asian Pacific Development Center (board of directors); and the Colorado Womans Bar Association Foundation (board of directors). In 1999, she was recognized by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association with its Trailblazer Award and in 2006, she was awarded both the Colorado Womens Bar Associations Mary Lathrop Award and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorados Minoru Yasui Award.