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David Garcia

Partner

5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511

David Garcia has extensive experience counseling clients in debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters.

He works with companies ranging from small start-up and privately held businesses to publicly-traded corporations on structural, governance, capitalization, and contract matters, as well as an array of venture capital, angel and private equity investors in various types of investments, acquisitions and dispositions. 

David’s calm, pragmatic approach allows him to provide clients with practical advice and conclude transactions quickly and efficiently. His broad experience allows him to give advice and negotiate deals from a perspective of likely outcomes rather than theoretical risk, never losing focus on putting his clients in a position to succeed.

Prior to Holland & Hart, David practiced with Wilson Sonsini and Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley, and with Hale Lane in Reno.

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Acquisitions and Dispositions  
  • Private Equity Transactions
Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
  • Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financing
  • Exit Strategies
Securities and Capital Markets
  • Debt and Equity Financing
  • Private Placements

Client Results

Food and Beverage Industry Transactions
  • A bakery products company in connection with an equity investment by a leading investor in branded consumer product companies.

Gaming Industry Transactions
  • Marnell Gaming, a Nevada-based operator, in the acquisition of the Nugget Casino Resort, a hotel-casino-resort property in Sparks, Nevada, consisting of 1,400 guest rooms, a 75,000-square-foot casino, 110,000 square feet of meeting space, eight restaurants, an indoor atrium pool, and entertainment venues.

  • Marnell Gaming in its sale of the Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort and the Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort, both located in Laughlin, Nevada, and collectively representing 2,150 guest rooms, eleven restaurants and entertainment venues including the Laughlin Event Center, to Golden Entertainment, Inc. for a combined purchase price of $155 million in cash and approximately $16.6 million in newly issued shares of GDEN capital stock.

  • Global Leveraged Capital in the acquisition of VKGS LLC, dba Video King®, and its affiliated entities. 

  • Truckee Gaming in its acquisition of Pioneer Crossing Casinos, consisting of three Northern Nevada casino properties as well as additional land.

  • Truckee Gaming in its acquisition of the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada, from Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.

  • Truckee Gaming in its sale of the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno, Nevada, consisting of 833 guest rooms, a 30,000-square-foot casino, and five restaurants, to Jacobs Entertainment, Inc.

Technology Industry Transactions
  • AirWire in its preferred stock financing transaction, which included both new funds as well as the conversion of outstanding indebtedness.

  • Jopari Solutions, a provider of SAAS solutions enabling the electronic exchange of claims, clinical attachments, and payments, in its recent growth investment from WestView Capital Partners.

  • NevadaNano, a developer of gas sensing products using MEMS structures, in its $18 million Series B funding.

  • RagingWire Data Centers, f/k/a/ RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., in its $350 million acquisition by NTT Communications Corporation.

Aerospace Industry Transactions
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation in its acquisition of a UK-and Germany-based aircraft company, 328 Support Services.

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation in its acquisition of Kutta Technologies, Inc., a leader in unmanned technologies with specialized capabilities in command/control, manned-unmanned teaming visualization, and airspace management/deconfliction.

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation in its acquisition of SpaceDev, the developer of the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial, 2009-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law, 2003-2020; Venture Capital Law, 2016-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law – Reno, 2012
  • IFLR1000 United States, Nevada, Highly Regarded, Capital markets : Debt; Capital markets : Equity; M&A, 2018
  • NCET Technology Advocate – Professional Services Award, 2016
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2011-2013
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Legal 500 

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
    Executive Committee, Business Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
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