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Kristin L. Lentz


Kristin Lentz is co-managing partner and a member of the Executive Committee of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt financing transactions, and public company securities compliance. She often serves as outside corporate counsel to both public and private companies in a broad range of industries, including the manufacturing, industrial services, software and technology, and restaurant/food services industries. She has significant experience in the oil and gas industry.

As a member of the Lex Mundi network, Ms. Lentz currently serves on Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors, on the Lex Mundi Managing Partners Committee, and the Lex Mundi Women’s Initiative (WINS). She joined DGS in 2000 after serving as a law clerk for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ms. Lentz represents public and private companies in connection with structuring, negotiating, and documenting the purchase and sale of businesses in a multitude of different structures, including mergers, equity sales, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts. She often represents clients in connection with successive, strategic add-on acquisitions. Ms. Lentz has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions involving public and private oil and gas companies.

Debt Financings

Ms. Lentz also represents clients in connection with the negotiation and documentation of bank financings, including secured and unsecured term and revolving credit facilities. Her experience in lending transactions includes the representation of borrowers in syndicated bank financings, with secured and unsecured senior and subordinated loans, and leveraged acquisitions.

Outside Corporate & Securities Counsel

Ms. Lentz acts as outside corporate counsel for privately and publicly held companies in a variety of different industries. With privately held companies, she advises companies and management teams with respect to equity investments, stock issuances, and equity incentive plan issues. She assists publicly held companies with securities and stock exchange compliance and disclosure issues and advises such clients with their corporate governance and executive compensation matters, 1934 Act reporting and disclosure issues, Regulation FD, Section 16, and disclosure and compliance issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Recognition & Affiliations

  • Top Lawyer in Securities law by 5280 (2024)
  • “Raising the Bar” Award Honoree by Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation
  • Leader in Their Field, Corporate M&A, Chambers USA, 2021-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2022-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-2024
  • 2020 Top Women in Energy by the Denver Business Journal
  • 2017 Who's Who in Energy by the Denver Business Journal
  • 2017 Top Women Attorneys by Law Week Colorado
  • 2013-2017, 2020-2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters
  • The M&A Advisor's 2012 40 Under 40 Award for the Western Region
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee, Rocky Mountain PBS
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Subsections
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Recent Publications

  • “Anti-Cash Hoarding Provisions in Reserve-Based Credit Agreements,” DGS Legal Alert, May 18, 2020

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