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Keith A. Trammell


Keith A. Trammell

Keith Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds, and privately held companies on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. In both 2014 and 2015, Keith was recognized as one of Denver's best M&A lawyers by 5280 Magazine.

Clients rely on Keith to guide them through negotiated purchase and sales, unsolicited and hostile acquisition proposals, equity and debt securities offerings, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance. Keith also helps client with cross-border transactions and securities matters for dual listed companies and foreign private issuers.

Keith leads the Denver office's Consumer Products and Food and Beverage practice, and is a member of the firm's global private equity leadership team and U.S. public company advisory group. Keith's transactional and capital markets experience spans a variety of industries, including cable television, media and entertainment, energy, mining, healthcare, and life sciences.

Keith enjoys staying active, and when not working coaches youth sports. He is a world-ranked amateur triathlete and marathoner.

Representative experience

Regular outside counsel to Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE) on acquisitions, investments, securities and corporate governance matters.

Regular outside counsel to leading leveraged buy-out firm with nearly US$4.5bn in invested or committed capital.

Represented an SEC reporting medical device company target in its US$1.2bn sale to KKR, related debt tender offer, and acquisitions.

Represented ARCA biopharma (NASDAQ) in acquisition of Nuvelo, Inc. (NASDAQ), and related proxy solicitation.

Represented Liberty Dialysis, the third largest dialysis clinic operator in the United States, in acquisition of Renal Advantage, Inc.

Represented Local Insight Media, L.P., a platform company of Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, in various acquisitions.

Represented Royal Gold, Inc., (NASDAQ and TSX) in its acquisition of International Royalty Corporation (NYSE and TSX) valued at C$749m.

Represented BHP Billiton in its sale of Navajo Mine to Navajo Nation.

Represented TransMontaigne, Inc., in multiple cross-border transactions involving sales of terminal and pipeline assets.

Acting as regular outside mergers and acquisitions counsel to the leading Houston-based oil and gas engineering services firm.

Acting as regular outside mergers and acquisitions counsel to the largest commercial roofing company in the United States.

Acting as regular outside mergers and acquisitions counsel to the leading Minneapolis-based integrated marketing services and communications firm.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of St. Ives, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2000
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Colorado, 1995


  • Board of Directors, West Denver Preparatory Charter School
  • Chair, Denver Zoo Do at the Zoo Corporate Fundraising Committee, 2007-2009
  • Denver Active 20-30, 2003-2004
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association  
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Zoo Young Professional Fundraising Committee (Wild Things Society), 2003-2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado


Corporate/M&A (Colorado), Up and Coming

Chambers USA


Top Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions



Barrister's Best Private Equity Lawyer

Barrister's Best, Law Week Colorado


Rising Stars

Colorado Super Lawyers


Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Legal 500 US

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