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Brian Boonstra

Partner

Brian Boonstra advises public and private companies, including family offices and private equity funds, on a wide variety of M&A and finance transactions. Mr. Boonstra also represents public companies and their boards of directors in connection with securities disclosure and compliance issues and general corporate matters. His clients operate in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, clean energy, mining, real estate development, technology, and financial services. Mr. Boonstra also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining DGS, Mr. Boonstra served as a law clerk for Justice Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Peak to Peak Charter School.

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, “Leader in Their Field” Corporate/M&A (Colorado), 2013-2024
  • Chambers USA, “Leader in Their Field” Natural Resources & Energy (Colorado), 2019-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law & Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019-2024
  • Denver Business Journal, Who’s Who in Energy, 2019
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2019-2020
  • Colorado Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013-2016
  • M&A Advisor, Emerging Leader, 2016

Experience & Recent Transactions

  • Represented a consortium of private investors in connection with the provision of development capital for a large clean hydrogen project
  • Represented Heli Adventures in connection with its acquisition of Silverton Mountain ski area
  • Represented Mallard Exploration, a private-equity backed oil and gas producer operating in the Denver-Julesburg basin, in connection with its sale to a private-equity backed buyer
  • Represented Maverix Metals (NYSE American: MMX), a gold-favored royalty and streaming company, in connection with its combination with Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp.
  • Represented GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYH), a leading provider of cloud software solutions for the public sector, in connection with its going-private transaction with GI Partners
  • Represented Steven Charles – A Dessert Company®, a maker of gourmet desserts supplying foodservice and retail customers across North America, in connection with its sale to Dessert Holdings®
  • Represented a large family office in connection with the acquisition of Frontier Waste Solutions, a Texas-based solid waste and recycling collection service company
  • Represented Angelina Forest Products, the owner of a Texas-based lumber mill, in connection with its sale to West Fraser Timber Company for approximately $300 million
  • Represented Kinross Gold Corporation in connection with its acquisition of a 70% interest in the Peak Gold project in Alaska from Royal Gold, Inc. and Contango ORE, Inc.
  • Represented Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE American: GSS) in connection with its sale to Chifen Jilong Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Represented Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ: PGLC) in its sale to Americas Silver Corporation (NASDAQ: USAS).
  • Represented Encana Corp. in various transactions, including the sale of oil and gas assets in the Piceance Basin in Northwestern Colorado
    ($735 million), the Denver-Julesburg Basin ($900 million), and the San Juan Basin.

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