Managing Partners: Kristin Lentz and Chad Williams
Number of equity partners: 60
Number of lawyers: 143
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP enjoys a strong reputation for its corporate finance, natural resources, and energy law practices, with a particular focus on securities and M&A transactions, as well as complex commercial and natural resources-related litigation and regulatory guidance. For more than a century, DGS has ranked among the Rocky Mountain West’s most prominent law firms, consistently offering quality legal services to emerging and established businesses in the US and internationally.
Main Areas of Practice:
-Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
-Banking & Lending Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
-Class & Consolidated Actions
-Cleantech & Climate Law
-Construction & Real Estate Litigation
-Corporate Governance & Internal Investigations
-Employment & Labor
-Estate Planning & Administration
-Insurance & Risk Management
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Oil & Gas Industry
-Private Equity & Venture Capital
-Public Companies & Capital Markets
-Safety & Health
-Toxic Tort Litigation
-Uranium Mining & Development
-White Collar Crime & Criminal Investigations
DGS has the largest corporate finance and acquisitions practice in the region, with more than 60 lawyers with expertise in complex M&A transactions, securities law, tax, private equity, asset management, executive compensation, intellectual property, and real estate. The size and sophistication of the firm’s corporate finance practice give it deep familiarity with a wide variety of transaction strategies, financing alternatives, and regulatory issues. And because the firm works with banks, investment advisers, venture capitalists, and private equity firms on a daily basis, it is able to stay current on new and evolving deal terms as the transaction marketplace changes.
DGS real estate attorneys help clients with the development, construction, acquisition, and disposition of office, industrial, health-care, resort, and retail facilities in addition to single-family, condominium, apartment, and assisted-living residential projects, including the negotiation and development of build-to-suit projects. The firm represents developers and property owners in a broad range of financing transactions, from acquisition, construction, bridge, and permanent loans to sophisticated financing vehicles, such as synthetic lease transactions, sale-leasebacks, and development bonds.
Energy & Mining:
DGS provides a seamless array of litigation, transaction, permitting, and counseling services in the oil, natural gas, coal, mining, and renewable and alternative energy industries. Combined with the tax, corporate, regulatory, environmental, and trial lawyers who are experienced in natural resources matters, DGS offers one of the strongest energy and mining practices in the US.
DGS is staffed with some of the best environmental attorneys in the country who are focused on promoting their clients’ businesses by minimizing their costs and ensuring compliance with evolving environmental requirements. The firm handles a broad range of compliance, permitting, transactional, and enforcement matters pertaining to air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, indoor air/vapor intrusion, underground storage tanks, endangered species, cultural resources, radioactive materials, spills, remediation, cost recovery, and natural resources damages.
DGS lawyers—including many former prosecutors and public defenders—have substantial records of trying lawsuits in front of juries and judges. Their extensive jury trial experience gives them an advantage in narrowing claims and negotiating favorable settlements. The firm also conducts litigation planning, mediation, and other modes of alternative dispute resolution, all forms of pre-trial motion and discovery practice, and trials and appeals at all levels.
Amstar Group LLC, Anadarko Petroleum, CH2M and Jacobs, Encana, High Point Resources Corp., Invidi Technologies, Lovell Minnick Partners, Newmont Mining Corporation, The Nordham Group, Inc., PDC Energy, RE/MAX, Sage Hospitality, Samsonite LLC, Starbucks, Visa, and Xcel Energy.