Kristin L. Lentz

Kristin L. Lentz

Partner
Denver

Kristin Lentz is a partner in the firm’s corporate group and a member of the firm’s 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. Additionally, she has been honored with M&A Advisors’ 2012 40 Under 40 Award for the Western Region, which recognizes the emerging leaders in the mergers and acquisitions, financing, and turnaround industries.

Bank Financings

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.

Community Involvement & Professional Organizations

Kristin is actively involved in community affairs and currently serves on the Board of Directors of KidsTek and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation. Kristin is also a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Subsections of the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.

Education

Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1999
University of Colorado, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of independent oil and gas company in $1 billion sale
  • Representation of publicly held restaurant company in various franchisee acquisitions
  • Representation of an ATM equipment and services company in multiple add-on acquisitions
  • Representation of office products company in the acquisition and disposition of various companies, including the $340 million sale of a software subsidiary
  • Representation of publicly held oil and gas company in various asset sales
  • Representation of a private equity owned healthcare services company in numerous add-on acquisitions
  • Representation of publicly held air medical transport company in $200 million acquisition
  • Representation of private equity group in various portfolio company investments and acquisitions, including an online university and auto auction company
  • Representation of family-owned boat manufacturer in sale of company  to a private equity buyer

Bank Financings

  • Representation of various private-equity backed oil and gas companies in their senior credit facilities, with loan commitments ranging from $200 million to $500 million
  • Representation of a services company in a $10 million term loan and $5 million revolving loan credit facility
  • Representation of publicly held oil and gas company in a $100 million senior credit facility.
  • Representation of a healthcare services company in both a senior and second lien facility, used to fund acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.
  • Representation of a consumer loan company in its senior credit facility of $35 million
  • Representation of publicly held air medical transport company  in its senior credit facility consisting of revolving and term loan facilities in the aggregate amount of $300 million
  • Representation of publicly held oil and gas company in its $500 million senior credit facility

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