Taylor M. Smith
Taylor Smith is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where his practice focuses on the representation of borrowers and lenders in debt finance transactions. He is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York.
Prior to joining DGS, Mr. Smith practiced for three years in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.
Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a B.A. in English Literature and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. During law school, Mr. Smith interned in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and at the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arrupe Jesuit Corporate Work Study Program, which provides economically disadvantaged high school students with the opportunity to get a private college-preparatory education by earning part of their tuition at entry-level office positions in banking, finance, law, medicine and other career fields. From 2016 to 2018, he served on the Young Professionals Council of Denver Kids, Inc., a non-profit focused on helping Denver Public Schools students graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary options. Recently, he was named among the “Ones to Watch” in the area of Corporate Law by Best Lawyers, an annual guide by publisher Woodward/White Inc.
Mr. Smith was a member of the 2018 Leadership 20 class, a leadership development program for emerging leaders within ACG Denver’s professional business community.
Representative DGS Transactions
- Representation of first lien lender in $50 million senior secured revolver for international ski resort company.
- Debt financing for leveraged acquisition of Texas water rights.
- $25 million senior secured revolver for a design engineering firm.
- Representation of commercial bank in $20 million senior secured asset-based revolver for warehousing company.
- Term loan for a personal grooming company under the Federal Reserve Board’s Main Street Loan Program.
- $50 million recapitalization transaction for Friday Health Plans, Inc.
- Debt financing for the management buyout of an environmental remediation firm.
- Representation of a commercial bank in the refinancing of a portfolio of restaurant franchises.
- Debt financing for a private equity firm’s acquisition of a workwear retailer.
- Representation of first lien lender in $32 million leveraged acquisition of a manufacturing company.
- Representation of a commercial bank in a senior secured asset-based credit facility for a seed company.
- Credit facility for Denver-based oil and gas exploration company providing for aggregate commitments of $150 million.
- $300 million credit facility for a Denver-based real estate investment fund.
- $30 million revolver and $95 million term loan for Denver-based industrial materials company.
- Representation of a lender in a series of debt/equity hybrid investments in oil and gas exploration companies in Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.
- Loans to finance construction of condominium and apartment buildings in the LoHi, RiNo, Cherry Creek, and Sloan’s Lake neighborhoods of Denver.
- Reserve-based revolving credit facility for PDC Energy, Inc., providing for a maximum credit amount of $2.5 billion.
- $75 million syndicated credit agreement with $100 million accordion for DMC Global Inc.
- Debt financing for Snowmass base village development project.
- Debt financing for the development of Camelback Mountain Resort.
- Subscription-based credit facilities for an energy focused private equity fund and a real estate focused private equity fund.
- Loans to finance hotels in Berkeley, California; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia.
- Representation of an administrative agent in a credit facility for a digital printing company.
Representative Previous Transactions
- Representation of lenders in debt financing for $17 billion acquisition of a cable company.
- $8 billion credit facility for a hospitality company.
- Debt financing for the acquisition of an energy services company by a private equity firm.
- Debt financing for the acquisition of an internet company by a private equity firm.
- “Anti-Cash Hoarding Provisions in Reserve-Based Credit Agreements,” DGS Legal Alert (May 2020)
- “Energy Funds Target Subscription-Based Facilities,” Oil & Gas Investor (November 2017)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2012
University of Virginia, B.A., 2007
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