|J.D., 2010, University of Colorado School of Law, Order of the Coif|
|B.S., 2005, Indiana University|
|Managing Editor, Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, University of Colorado Law School|
Avi is an Associate in the firm's Denver office. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, commercial finance, and securities transactions. Avi represents investment banks, private equity funds, sponsors and entrepreneurs in a diverse set of transactions, including securities offerings, joint ventures, leveraged and management buy-out transactions and corporate restructurings, as well as represents commercial lenders and borrowers in financing transactions. Avi also represents operators of U.S.-based brick and mortar casinos in high profile joint venture agreements in the emerging U.S. online gaming industry.
Prior to joining the firm, Avi was an extern for the Honorable Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also served as an intern in the Summer Honors Law Program for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver.
Before law school, Avi worked as an analyst at a large bank in Chicago specializing in condominium construction and conversion financings.
|Represented RGS Energy in its acquisition of Mercury Energy, an east coast solar integrator.|
|Brownstein was lead counsel for KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent for a bank syndicate group, in amending and restating the credit agreement of Denver-based Air Methods Corporation, a global leading provider of air medical transportation. The credit agreement provides for a $100 million revolving credit facility and $347.5 million in term loans. Proceeds of the loans were used for the acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates, a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii.|
|Represented Fahrenheit IT Staffing and Consulting, a division of Global Employment Solutions, in its acquisition of Indecon Solutions, a premier IT staffing firm.|
|Represented an affiliate of Lion Equity Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of the international mail services division of Pitney Bowes, a leading provider of customer communication technologies.|
|Lead counsel for KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent for a bank syndicate group, in providing $100 million incremental term loan financing to Denver-based Air Methods Corporation, a global leading provider of air ambulance service. Proceeds of the loan were used for a special cash dividend and, separately, for the acquisition of Sundance Helicopters, Inc., a Las Vegas-based helicopter tourism business.|
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Publications & Presentations
|"Ticket Sniping," Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2010|
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