Trammell, Margaux

Margaux Trammell's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters.

Recently, Margaux has worked on a broad range of issues connected to the development of a liquefied natural gas receiving and regasification facility and acquisitions by private equity firms in the healthcare, sporting goods and emerging technologies industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Margaux was a corporate associate at Jacobs, Chase, Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley in Denver. Margaux is fluent in French and Italian and proficient in German.

Margaux serves as chair of Brownstein's Professional Development Committee. 

Representative Matters
  • Represented hotel borrower in obtaining construction financing, consisting of a senior construction loan, mezzanine loan, and preferred equity investment.

  • Represented SC Venture Acquisition LLC, the manager of PA-SC Venture I LLC, in acquiring a majority/controlling interest in PA-SC Atlanta Project LLC, a distribution facility subject to a triple net lease, which is one of many add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies with similar purpose, by SC Venture Acquisition LLC.

  • Represented SC Venture Acquisition LLC, the manager of PA-SC Venture I LLC, in acquiring a majority/controlling interest in PA-SC West Palm Beach Project LLC, a distribution facility subject to a triple net lease, which is one of many add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies with similar purpose, by SC Venture Acquisition LLC.

  • Represented SC Venture Acquisition LLC, the manager of PA-SC Venture I LLC, in acquiring a majority/controlling interest in PA-SC Boulder Project LLC, a distribution facility subject to a triple net lease, which is one of many add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies with similar purpose, by SC Venture Acquisition LLC.

  • 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.

  • Served as counsel to several gaming companies in connection with acquisitions of hotel casinos located in Southern Nevada.

  • Represented Mexico Retail Properties and MRP Group, LP in the largest ever real estate transaction in Mexico's history consisting of the sale of 49 commercial properties and the sale of MRP Group's property management platform for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US $2.0 Billion to FIBRA Uno, the first and largest real estate investment trust in Mexico.

  • Assisted Vail Resorts, Inc., the parent company of Heavenly Mountain Resort, to acquire Accommodation Station, the third largest property management company in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Represented a U.S. hog production company in the $25.5 million sale of 100 percent of its equity interest to one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China.

  • Represented Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) in its acquisition of Mountain News Corporation (MNC), which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com. Mountain News Corporation is the top provider of snow reports to more than 1,200 web sites throughout the world, including approximately 400 news media websites.

  • Represented Freeport LNG Investments, LLLP in the sale of significant economic interest in a liquefied natural gas receiving facility to international infrastructure funds.

  • Served as lead counsel for Freeport LNG Development, L.P. in the structuring, strategy and development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and regasification facility in Texas. The firm acted as lead counsel in the structuring, negotiating and documenting of financing for the construction of the facility, development of a 7.5 billion cubic foot underground salt cavern gas storage facility, and expansion of the terminal, which included approximately $750 million in financing from ConocoPhillips Company and a $453 million private placement note issuance. Brownstein also oversaw the negotiation of long term terminal use agreements (TUA) with Dow Chemical Company and ConocoPhillips Company. The firm continues to serve as outside general corporate counsel to Freeport and its subsidiaries in all aspects of their businesses, including pursuing the redevelopment of the project into a liquefaction and export facility at a cost of $14 billion.

  • Represented Vail Resorts, Inc. in its $40.5 million acquisition of Colorado Mountain Express, a resort ground transportation business. Brownstein also handled the related real estate, tax, environmental, ERISA and employment aspects of the transaction.

  • Represented Firehouse Ventures, LLC in multiple acquisitions from 2005 - 2009.

  • Represented Denver-based Classic Sport Companies, Inc. in the sale of its business to Kever Sports Acquisition Corporation -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jersey-based Sportcraft, Ltd. -- for $15.5 million.

  • Represented Critical Homecare Solutions, Inc. in its $8.1 million acquisition involving 100 percent of the capital stock of Infusion Solutions, Inc.. The acquisition was funded by a draw on Critical Homecare Solutions' revolving credit facility with Jefferies Finance, LLC.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Freedom Service Dogs

Finance Committee, Do at the Zoo

Former, Committee Member, Generations Cancer Foundation

Former, Committee Member, Wild Things Society of the Denver Zoo

Education
  • J.D., 2003, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
  • LL.M., 2000, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, American and Comparative Law
  • Licence de Droit Suisse (Swiss J.D.), 1999, University of Lausanne College of Law
    Admissions
    • Colorado
    Recognition

    Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009-2016

    ACG Leadership 20, Class of 2008

    2003 Krendl Business Planning Award, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

    Membership

    American Bar Association

    Colorado Bar Association

    Colorado Women’s Bar Association

    Denver Bar Association

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