|J.D., 1975, Case Western Reserve University|
|B.A., 1972, summa cum laude, State University of New York at Binghamton|
Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2005-2012
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
New York Bar Association
With more than 30 years of experience in corporate law, Kevin is a sought-after counselor in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and private equity matters. He works with clients to develop the strategy and deal structure for their transactions and is adept at connecting key players to facilitate productive negotiations and successful outcomes.
Kevin is lead counsel on a diverse range of transactions. His transactional experience includes representing public and private companies, entrepreneurs, financing sources and transactional intermediaries. He has counseled clients through acquisitions, structured financings, strategic investments, venture capital formation and funding, securities offerings, and leveraged buyouts. Over the past five years, Kevin has represented national and regional private equity and mezzanine debt firms in transactions valued in excess of $7 billion.
He has represented Riviera Holdings Corporation, a Las Vegas casino operator, in the sale of the stock of Riviera Black Hawk, Inc. (the owner of Riviera's Black Hawk Colorado casino) to an affiliate of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., in a transaction valued at $76 million.
Kevin has represented Graham Packaging Inc., a portfolio company of Blackstone Capital Group and a world leader in customized consumer product packaging solutions, in its acquisition of Liquid Container L.P., a leading producer of food packaging, in a transaction valued at $568 million.
He has also represented U.S. Geothermal Inc., a developer of geothermal energy sources for electric power and direct uses, in the development of the 35 MW Neal Hot Springs geothermal project in eastern Oregon. This $135 million project is supported by a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy and joint venture financing from Enbridge Inc., a leading North America energy transportation company.
A major contributor to a number of technology and clean tech business incubators, Kevin frequently speaks to entrepreneurs and start-up businesses on capital formation, strategic alliances and commercial development issues.
Prior to joining Brownstein, Kevin was a senior partner and the regional corporate practice group head of Arnold & Porter’s Denver office.
|Assisted Miller Global Properties, LLC in the formation of Miller Global Fund VII, LLC, their seventh US-based real estate fund. The fund is a value-added real estate investment fund organized principally to acquire and develop a high-quality portfolio of real estate assets, comprised primarily of office buildings and hotels, as well as other real estate.|
|Assisted Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK), a casino operator, in registering a unique ongoing public offering of shares of common stock to customers under a customer loyalty program. The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the offering’s registration statement on Form S-3 effective in July 2011. Brownstein believes this offering is only the second such registered offering becoming effective.|
|Represented Western Liberty Bancorp in its acquisition of Service1st Bank of Nevada in a transaction valued at $20 million.|
|Represented Danish Flats Environmental Services, Inc., a technology-based wastewater disposal company serving the oil and gas sector, in its refinancing.|
|Represented Icahn Associates Corp. in the $1.3 billion sale of its membership interests in American Casino and Entertainment Properties LLC, owner of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas and other gaming properties. The sale was to ACEP Holdings, LLC, an Affiliate of Whitehall Street Global Real Estate Limited Partnership 2007, the affiliated private equity group of Goldman Sachs.|
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Publications & Presentations
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|"The SEC Proposes Rules Allowing General Solicitation in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings," Brownstein Client Alert, August 30, 2012|
|"Reminder: Colorado Secretary of State No Longer Mails Notifications for Business Organizations, Trade Names and Trademarks," Brownstein Client Update, January 23, 2012|
|"Client Alert: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," Brownstein Client Alert, July 27, 2010|
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