Bruce D. Stocks

Bruce D. Stocks


P: 303.892.7424

F: 303.893.1379


Janet Leister

P: 303.892.7575

Admitted In

  • Colorado

Bruce Stocks is a partner in the Finance & Acquisitions Department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. His practice emphasizes corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures, and equity and debt financings, as well as corporate governance matters.

Mr. Stocks has extensive experience representing private equity funds, fundless sponsors, and other private equity investors in investment transactions and financings, restructurings, and sales of portfolio companies, as well as representing portfolio companies in acquisitions and other transactions.

A significant portion of Mr. Stocks’ practice involves the representation of owners, operators, and developers of hotel properties in connection with joint ventures, debt and equity financings, acquisitions, dispositions, and management agreements.  He currently serves as the chair of the firm’s Hospitality Group.

Mr. Stocks also has significant experience representing gold mining companies in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, royalties, and other commercial transactions.

Prior to joining DGS, Mr. Stocks was a partner at Perkins Coie LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®  in Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, since 2006
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1981

July 2013

SEC Approves General Solicitation and Advertising for Accredited Investor-Only Offerings: Excludes

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.


August 2012

45 DGS Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.

June 2012

Chambers USA Ranks DGS at the Top for Corporate/M&A and Natural Resources & Environment Practices

Chambers USA

The 2012 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 Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment practices.


September 2011

Twenty DGS Lawyers Designated Super Lawyers in New Business Edition

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP announces that 20 lawyers have been designated "Super Lawyers" in the new Super Lawyers Business Edition published by Thomson Reuters.  The publication will be sent in September to more than 40,000 in-house counsel, presidents, and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. 


August 2011

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Thirty-eight DGS attorneys, including nearly half of the firm’s partners, were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide to legal excellence.  The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


June 2011

Chambers USA Ranks Davis Graham at the Top for Corporate/M&A and Natural Resources & Environment Law in Colorado

The 2011 edition of the Chambers USA ranked Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado in the areas of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, and natural resources and environmental law, which consists of the traditional and renewable energy sectors as well as the mining industry.  Chambers USA also recognized DGS for its strong general commercial and labor and employment litigation practices.


August 2010

Davis Graham & Stubbs Attorneys Top “Best Lawyers” List in Colorado

The newly announced, 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based law practices for corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions law, natural resources law, oil and gas law and securities law. This year Best Lawyers recognizes 36 DGS attorneys, including 13 who have been named to the list for at least 10 years. Nearly half (46 percent) of DGS partners are recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence, in addition to several attorneys of counsel to the firm. Best Lawyers is a peer-review survey of more than 39,000 in-house counsels and private practice attorneys.


July 2010

Bruce D. Stocks, Leading M&A Lawyer, Joins Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP today announced that Bruce D. Stocks, a corporate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience handling mergers & acquisitions transactions and private equity investments, has joined the firm’s corporate finance and acquisitions practice as a partner.