Patricia Peterson’s practice focuses primarily on securities, lending transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.


Patricia has been lead counsel in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, primarily as counsel to issuers. She has participated in offerings of companies involved in the oil and gas, mining, coal, communications, water, restaurant, and health care industries, and her experience includes transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies. She has extensive experience in drafting public indentures and coordinating the issuance and trading of debt securities with trustees, stock exchanges, and other intermediaries. Her securities experience also includes compliance with a broad array of securities filing requirements and regulations.

Lending Transactions

She has served as company counsel in secured and unsecured term and revolving loan borrowings, including borrowing transactions involving master limited partnerships and Native American tribes, as well as borrowing by distressed companies. She has led loan transactions involving acquisition financing on both a senior and subordinated basis.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In the acquisition area, Patricia has acted as counsel to sellers and buyers in stock and asset acquisitions, going private, reorganization, and spin-off transactions, and has participated in acquisitions effected through tender offer, purchases of assets out of bankruptcy, and tax credit transactions. She also has extensive experience in advising boards of directors, including special committees charged with review of insider buy-out proposals and shareholder derivative complaints.


Patricia has practiced in the Finance & Acquisitions Group of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP from 1979 to 1984, and again from September 1989 to present. She has also practiced in the corporate department of a major New York law firm from 1985 to June 1989.

Professional Organizations

Patricia is a member of the Corporate, Banking, and Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Securities Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

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New York University, LL.M., 1985

University of Colorado, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1979

Lake Forest College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

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