Spader, Jay

Jay Spader has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of complex financing transactions, including significant work drafting and negotiating loan agreements, security documents, intercreditor agreements and commitment papers.

Recent lending work has included representing CIBC Bank USA, U.S. Bank, KeyBank and True West Capital Partners. 

Notable recent borrowing work has included representing Clarion Capital, Encore Consumer Capital, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Freeport LNG.

Jay is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where he teaches a class on leveraged finance.  Prior to Brownstein, Jay worked with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Spasov Estate LLC in its acquisition of certain real estate to facilitate continued growth of its transportation companies.

  • Counsel to Sunflower Bank, N.A. in a secured credit facility for Saratoga Investments, a lumber mill operating in Saratoga, WY.

  • Represented Greenline Community Growth Fund LLC in a secured credit facility for New Mile Transport, LLC, a commercial trucking company.

  • Represented Bank Midwest, a Division of NBH Bank, in a secured credit facility for Midwest Growth Partners II, LP, an investment fund providing capital in the agribusiness sector.

  • Represented Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a revolving and term credit facility for S&S Fuels.

  • Represented Sunflower Bank, N.A. in a secured credit facility for Stadco, a California manufacturing firm operating in the domestic and international aerospace, defense, high-tech research and commercial sectors.

  • Represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Lightning Hybrids, an innovative automotive research and manufacturing company focusing on electric-hybrid vehicle products and analytics.

  • Represented NBH Bank in a revolving line of credit for Advantage Capital Partners.

  • Represented NRT Technology Corp. in a syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility from four participant banks, with Fifth Third Bank as administrative agent.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in providing a term loan and revolving credit facility for Mountain Secure Systems, a provider of ruggedized electronic solutions, and a portfolio company of Cache Creek Industries.

  • Represented U.S. Bank as the lead lender in a $100 million syndicated credit facility for Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant chain.

  • Represented CIBC in revolving credit facility for ERCO, LLC.

  • Represented CIBC in a revolving credit facility for AutoSource Holdings Inc., the parent holding company of AutoSource, the nation’s largest branded title vehicle dealer, and a portfolio company of ONCAP Management Partners.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in term loans and a revolving credit facility for SSP Innovations, LLC, to provide acquisition financing for its purchase of Wind Lake Solutions, Inc.

  • Represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Integra Steel Truss, Inc., an industry leader in total cold-formed steel truss solutions.

  • Represented CoBiz Structured Finance in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Cutting Edge Landscape Company, a portfolio company of Tregaron Capital.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Mountain Temp Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Sopris Capital Associates.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in term loans and credit facilities for Mile High Flea Market LLC and its affiliates, which own and operate Denver’s premiere flea market.

  • Represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. is a leading manufacturer of precision optics, coatings, and optical assemblies.

  • Brownstein represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in a bridge loan credit facility for the Bow River 2017 Control Buyout Fund, the fifth investment fund of Bow River Capital Partners.

  • Represented NRT Technology Corp. in a revolving credit facility from Fifth Third Bank.

  • Brownstein represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan to Discover Books, an online retailer of used and recycled books.

  • Represented Clarion Capital Partners, LLC in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for AML RightSource, LLC, a Gabriel Partners company.

  • Brownstein represented Greenline Ventures in providing acquisition financing to GB MFG LLC in connection with its acquisition of Grand Basket Co., Inc.

  • Represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Creative Costumes, LLC. Creative Costumes is a subsidiary of Party Princess International.

  • Represented IMEX Global Solutions in revolving credit facility from Wintrust Bank. IMEX Global Solutions is a premier provider of enhanced business mail, parcels and publications consolidation and distribution, and a portfolio company of Lion Equity Partners.

  • Represented Greenline Ventures in a term loan for Old Dominion Peanut Corporation. Old Dominion is a subsidiary of Hammond’s Candies and a portfolio company of Cambridge Information Group.

  • Represented Multispecialty Physician Partners, LLC in a revolving credit facility from JPMorgan Chase Bank.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust in a term loan and revolving credit facility for SSP Innovations, LLC, a prominent Geographic Information Systems and work management software company, and a portfolio company of Warren Equity Partners.

  • Represented Subsea Global Solutions, a portfolio company of Lariat Partners, in the acquisition of, and acquisition financing for, All-Sea Underwater Solutions. Subsea is global leader in underwater ship maintenance, repair, and marine construction.

  • Represented Full Sail Brewing Company in a term loan and revolving credit facility from Bank of the West. Full Sail is a craft brewery located in Hood River, Oregon, and a portfolio company of Encore Consumer Capital.

  • Represented True West Capital Partners in providing acquisition financing to Gauge Capital in connection with its acquisition of International Designs Corporation, an add-on acquisition to Beauty Industry Group. Additionally, represented True West Capital Partners in an equity co-investment in the parent holding company of Beauty Industry Group.

  • Represented Clarion Capital Partners, LLC in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for Madison Logic, Inc.

  • Represented Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in a refinancing of a term loan and revolving credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is a premier ski resort and a portfolio company of KSL Capital Partners.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust in a term loan and revolving credit facility for SpeedPro Imaging, a leading large format custom graphic printing company in the United States and Canada and a portfolio company of Fairfield-Maxwell.

  • Represented Vectra Bank in the negotiation of a revolving line of credit for ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River), LLC.

  • Represented KeyBank in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Genesee A&B, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom and precision metal components for the automotive industry.

  • Represented First National Denver in a bridge loan credit facility for a real estate fund of Bow River Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm focused on the lower middle market.

  • Represented Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine in providing acquisition financing to Gauge Capital in connection with its acquisition of Beauty Industry Group.

  • Represented The PrivateBank and Trust Company in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Spectralink Corporation, a leading provider of mobile communication solutions in the United States and abroad and a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

  • Represented KeyBank in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Binswanger Enterprises, LLC, a leading manufacturer of glass and aluminum products for construction, residential and automotive markets in the U.S. and a portfolio company of Grey Mountain Partners.

  • Represented NBH Bank in a revolving credit facility for Cosmetic Design Group, LLC, a custom supplier of color cosmetics and beauty products.

  • Represented Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., a leading developer and operator of clean energy projects, in the financing of two utility-scale energy storage facilities (39.6 MW) in the greater Chicago area.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, as lender to HCC Acquisition, LLC, a portfolio company of Copley Equity Partners.

  • Represented Yardi Systems Inc., a leading provider of real estate investment and property management investment software, as borrower.

  • Represented BCOM Investment Partners, LLC in its equity private placement and secured note financing to finance a for-profit medical school.

  • Represented Encore Consumer Capital in its financing of the acquisition of Fantasy Cookie Corporation, a leading private label and contract manufacturer of premium, innovative cookie products.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank & Trust as lender to Flamingo Island Flea Market, a portfolio company of MBH Enterprises.

  • Counsel to Encore Consumer Capital in its acquisition of Full Sail Brewing Company, a craft brewery located in Oregon.

  • Represented KeyBank National Association in a term and revolving credit facility for Horizon Ag-Products.

  • 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.

  • Counsel to Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for the Sportsman Channel and related properties from InterMedia Partners.

  • 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 Guaranty Bank & Trust as lender to Icon Lasik, a leading surgical eye care provider in the western United States.

  • Represented Apollo Investment Corporation in the negotiation and documentation of a 2nd Lien Loan Agreement and Intercreditor Agreement.

  • Represented Victory Park Capital and its portfolio company, VPC Fuller Brush Operating Corp. in a Senior Secured Loan.

  • Represented IMEX Global Solutions, LLC, a portfolio company of Lion Equity Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in obtaining a revolving credit facility.

  • Represented Lariat Partners, in connection with the financing of its acquisition of SubSea Global Solutions, a leading provider of underwater repair, maintenance and marine construction solutions for vessels and ports throughout the world.

  • Represented KSL Capital Partners, a Colorado based private equity firm, in the refinancing of the credit facility for the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami.

  • Represented CoBank, ACB, in connection with a syndicated credit facility to a private equity-backed provider of telephone, cable and alarm systems for small communities in the Houston, TX area.

  • 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.

  • Represented Agra Holdings LP in its second amended and restated loan agreement with Rabobank.

News & Events
Community

Leadership Foundation, Access Denver (Class of 2014)

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2005, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., 1999, cum laude, Georgetown University
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
Recognition

2017 M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award

Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society, 2006 & 2009

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