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.

Representative Matters
  • Represented Freeport LNG Investments, LLLP in connection with a loan in excess of $1 billion from IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and Highbridge Principal Strategies, secured by Freeport LNG Investments, LLLP's direct and indirect interests in Freeport LNG Development, L.P., an LNG import/export facility in Freeport, Texas.

  • Brownstein acted as outside general counsel for Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (Freeport LNG) and its subsidiaries in the funding of a multi-train natural gas liquefaction and export facility being constructed at Freeport LNG’s existing LNG regasification facility at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas ("the Freeport Facility"). The funding took the form of a separate debt facility and joint venture for each of Train 1 and Train 2 of the Freeport Facility. The total committed debt and equity (including for contingencies and cost overruns) is in excess of US$11 billion. The financing was the largest fully non-recourse construction project financing in history.

  • Represented ClubCorp Inc. in its acquisition of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf in a deal valued at roughly $265 million. The deal for the additional 50 clubs was negotiated and concluded in only two months.

  • Represented an affiliate of Lion Equity Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of Homes & Land, an integrated real estate media platform, providing local real estate information throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada.

  • Represented RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, in its acquisition of Elemental Energy, LLC, a full-service solar energy firm operating under the Sunetric brand, based in Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Represented Victory Park Capital Advisors in the sale of its portfolio company, Global Employment Holdings, Inc., to TZP Group.

  • Advised hotel casino client in a restructuring of a restaurant joint venture which involved negotiating new leases, licenses, and intellectual property agreements.

  • 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.

  • Represented Lion Equity Partners, through its affiliate, in its acquisition of certain assets from Network Communications, Inc. (NCI). The acquisition included all print, digital assets and trademarks of the long standing real estate brands The Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas and New Homes Journal, along with NCI's publication printing division and facilities. The business, which has been renamed NewPoint Media Group, is the largest publisher of local printed and online home-related magazines in the United States.

  • 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.

  • Represented Global Employment Holdings, Inc., a temporary staffing and professional employment organization, in its acquisition of an information technology staffing business located in Virginia.

  • Represented bwin.party digital entertainment plc, a publicly-traded online gaming company, in its joint ventures with Boyd Gaming Corporation and MGM Resorts International to offer online poker to U.S.-based players upon the passage of enabling legislation.

  • Represented a NASDAQ-traded public company in a $40 million management-led going private merger transaction.

  • Handled the negotiation and documentation of a senior credit facility, senior subordinated notes and the sale of equity interests to subordinated noteholders for a private equity investment firm working in the aerospace industry.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder

Board Member, Water for Waslala

Member, Business Entities Drafting Committee of the Colorado Bar Association

Roots & Branches Foundation Member, Rose Community Foundation

Publications & Presentations
  • Ticket Sniping

    Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2010

Education
  • J.D., 2010, University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., 2005, Indiana University
Admissions
  • Colorado
Recognition

Managing Editor, Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, University of Colorado Law School

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015

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