Brian Boonstra is a partner in the firm’s Finance & Acquisitions Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, and public securities offerings in a broad range of industries including energy, mining, financial services, health care, and technology. Mr. Boonstra also counsels public companies, including several non-U.S. issuers, on securities compliance and disclosure issues, including executive compensation and corporate governance matters. Mr. Boonstra has an undergraduate degree in accounting, which enables him to better understand the complex financial and accounting issues facing his clients.
Mr. Boonstra represents private equity funds and public and private companies with negotiating, structuring, and completing mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and recapitalizations of all types. He has particular experience in the energy and mining industries, having completed numerous transactions involving assets and operations both in the U.S. and overseas.
Mr. Boonstra advises public and private companies with capital raising and financing transactions, including public offerings, PIPEs, private placements, and senior and subordinated debt financings.
Mr. Boonstra has significant experience representing clients in international capital raising transactions. He regularly counsels domestic clients who are listed on non-U.S. securities exchanges and serves as U.S. counsel on offerings occurring outside of the U.S. He has advised numerous Canadian issuers with private and public capital raising transactions in the U.S.
University of Colorado, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2002
Calvin College, B.S., 1998
Mr. Boonstra graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and earned the Order of the Coif, an honor accorded to graduates ranking in the top 10 percent of the class. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Justice Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Mr. Boonstra was selected for inclusion in the 2013-2015 Colorado Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters and was named a 2013 “Leader in Their Field” in the area of Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA. Mr. Boonstra serves on the advisory board of ACE Scholarships, a Colorado non-profit focused on low-income scholarships and school choice programs.
When oil prices fell precipitously in the second half of 2014, many predicted that the resulting financial pressures on U.S. E&P companies would force them to rapidly scale back production. To date, the industry has defied these predictions – greater efficiency, high-grading of drilling plans, cost savings, robust capital raising and strong hedging positions have allowed domestic producers to maintain production at or near historically high levels even with rig counts falling significantly.
The 2015 edition of the Chambers USA ranked Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers USA also recognized DGS for its strong Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation practices.
The 2014 edition of the Chambers USA ranked Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers USA also recognized DGS for its strong Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation practices.
Forty-eight Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys have been recognized as 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The listing will be featured in The Denver Post and Colorado Super Lawyers.
Please join DGS; Julie Lutz, SEC Regional Director; John Walsh, U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado; Rebecca Franciscus, SEC Attorney Advisor; and your public company peers for our 8th annual event. Topics will include securities and other enforcement trends affecting public companies, an update on securities offering reform, and preparing for the 2014 proxy season.
On July 10, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") fulfilled its Congressional mandate by adopting new rules that will dramatically affect the landscape for unregistered securities offerings in the United States. These new rules authorize the use of general advertising and general solicitation methods in accredited investor-only offerings under the newly amended Rule 506. Historically, securities offerings that were not registered with the SEC were uniformly described as "private offerings," because that was their common identifying feature – the securities could not be publicly offered. With the adoption of new Rule 506(c), that common understanding has been eliminated.
Forty-six Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys have been recognized as 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The listing will be featured in The Denver Post on March 31 and in the April issues of 5280 Magazine and Colorado Super Lawyers.
40 Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys have been recognized as 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The listing will be featured in the April issues of 5280 Magazine and Colorado Super Lawyers.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP today announced the election of four new partners, effective Jan. 1, 2009. The group includes a tax attorney, two corporate attorneys and a business litigator.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has advised Apex Silver Mines Limited (AMEX: SIL), a mining exploration and development company, in a $225 million strategic alliance with Sumitomo Corporation, a diversified international company whose business operations include major interests in mining. Under the agreement, Sumitomo acquired a 35% participating interest in Apex Silver’s San Cristobal open-pit silver-zinc-lead project located in southwestern Bolivia and an option to earn a 35% share of additional Apex Silver exploration projects in Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia.
On August 11, 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published final rules that significantly change existing disclosure requirements for public companies (including small business issuers) regarding executive and director compensation. The new rules also amend disclosure requirements for related party transactions, director independence, certain corporate governance matters and security ownership by officers and directors.