Senior Of Counsel
John McCabe has concentrated his practice on domestic and international business acquisitions and debt financings, particularly in the cable television, financial services, natural resources, and wholesale distribution industries. Mr. McCabe also has extensive experience in Uniform Commercial Code and other commercial and consumer law matters.
Mr. McCabe has also served as lead counsel in a variety of transactions involving, among other things, acquisitions and joint ventures in the telecommunication industry; debt financings, acquisitions, and dispositions in the mining and oil and gas industries; franchising transactions in the retail industry; and general corporate counseling to a wide variety of startup and established businesses in the high tech, distribution, professional services, and bank credit card industries.
Mr. McCabe is a member of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Business Advisory Committee and served for eight years as the business appointee of the Governor of the State of Colorado to the Colorado Commission on Consumer Credit. He is a past chairman of the Commercial Law Division of the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and was co-chairman of the Colorado Bar Association Ad Hoc Committee on Revised Article 9 of the UCC. Mr. McCabe has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 1993 and has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in 2012 & 2013.
Harvard University, LL.B., 1966
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1963
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Fifty-two Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence. The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication only recognizes the top four percent of attorneys in the country.
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.
Forty-five DGS attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence.
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.
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.”
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.
Practical Law Company
Colorado has a common law legal system, subject to preemption by the federal laws of the US. Under Colorado law, the Colorado constitution takes precedence over all other laws and the courts can declare statutes, regulations, or actions that violate the constitution invalid.
The 2010 edition of the Best Lawyers in America ranks Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado-based attorneys practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate governance and compliance law, environmental law, natural resources law, oil & gas law and securities law.
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Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, with 31 attorneys practicing in 30 fields, ranks first in Colorado in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of corporate and securities law and commercial litigation as well as energy, environmental, natural resources and oil and gas law. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by two, and includes nearly half of the firm’s partners.
Davis Graham & Stubbs – with 29 attorneys practicing in 30 fields – ranks first in Colorado-based attorneys listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of commercial litigation, natural resources, environmental law and corporate governance and compliance law. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by three, and includes half of the firm’s partners. The book, targeted for in-house counsel, is to be published in December 2007.
Twenty-six Davis Graham & Stubbs attorneys practicing in 28 fields will be recognized in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The number of DGS lawyers recognized in the definitive guide to legal excellence increased by five this year, and represents more than 40% of DGS partners overall. DGS ranks first in the number of Colorado-based attorneys listed by the 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in the Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Securities Law and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law practice areas.
The Colorado Lawyer
On July 1, 2001, a comprehensive revision ("Revision") of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") became effective in Colorado and all but a handful of other jurisdictions. By January 2,2002, it will be effective in all jurisdictions.1 A great deal already has been written about revised Article 9, much of it more detailed than this article, and a great deal more will be written as practitioners gain experience with revised Article 9 in operation.
A new era in secured transactions began on July 1 of this year. On that date revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code took effect in Colorado and in practically every other state in the United States. The revision significantly alters many of the rules that govern the relationship between debtors and creditors.
The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 28, No. 9, September 1999
Senate Bill 65, which became effective, in part, July 1, 1999, and will be fully effective January 1, 2000, essays a complete overhaul of the Colorado system for filing financing statements under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and effective financing statements under the filing system established in response to the federal Food Security Act of 1985. Under this legislation, all such statements will be filed in the newly created office of the Central Filing Officer unless a particular statement covers collateral so closely related to real estate that filing with the real estate records is appropriate.