Kristin Lentz is co-managing partner of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Group and Executive Committee. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, bank financings, and public company offerings and securities compliance. Kristin represents clients in a broad range of industries, and has substantial experience with transactions in the energy, restaurant and retail, healthcare services, manufacturing, software and technology services industries.
Kristin has been practicing law since graduating from Boston College Law School in 1999. While completing her law degree, Kristin was a member of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. Prior to joining DGS, Kristin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Kristin represents public and private companies and private equity funds in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations, including leveraged acquisitions. In addition, she provides general corporate representation to private equity owned portfolio companies and represents them in connection with strategic add-on acquisitions. Kristin has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions involving public and private oil and gas companies.
Kristin also represents clients in connection with the negotiation and documentation of bank financings, including secured and unsecured term and revolving credit facilities. Kristin's experience in lending transactions includes representation of borrowers in syndicated bank financings, with secured and unsecured senior and subordinated loans, and leveraged acquisitions.
Public Offerings & Securities Regulation
Kristin counsels publicly held companies on securities and stock exchange compliance and disclosure issues, and represents publicly held companies in public offerings, Rule 144A and other private placements, public debt offerings, and public exchange offers and tender offers. As securities counsel, Kristin also advises clients regarding corporate governance and executive compensation matters, 1934 Act reporting and disclosure issues, Regulation FD, Section 16, as well as disclosure and compliance issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.
Other Commitments & Accomplishments
- 2017 Who's Who in Energy by the Denver Business Journal
- 2017 Top Women Attorney by Law Week Colorado
- 2013-2017 Colorado Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters
- M&A Advisors’ 2012 40 Under 40 Award for the Western Region
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section
- Colorado Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Subsections
- Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1999
University of Colorado, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994