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Katherine LeVoy

Partner

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Kit LeVoy advises mid-to-large sized companies that want to efficiently raise or borrow capital through private or public channels or complete a business acquisition, combination or divestiture.

With 20+ years in private practice and 12 years as in-house M&A/Finance counsel, Kit brings a dual perspective and an acute understanding of what is most important to clients in her role as deal advisor.

Kit also provides general corporate advice and assists her clients with a variety of commercial contracts. In addition, she has a significant legal opinion practice.

Kit has served in many firm management roles, including her most recent past role as Administrative Partner of the firm’s Denver office, and has also led the business transactions practice group and the firm’s recruiting committee. She currently serves as the chair of the firm’s opinion committee.

Kit began her career at Holland & Hart and then worked in-house at Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications) and Jones Intercable (now part of Comcast), before returning to Holland & Hart in 1999. 
Before joining Holland & Hart, Kit served as a law clerk to Judge Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1982-1983.

Experience

Finance
  • Term and revolving credit facilities, representing borrowers, developers and lenders
  • Debt offerings in the capital markets, representing borrowers
  • Private debt transactions, representing borrowers and lenders
Project Development & Finance
  • Construction and Term Debt Financing
  • Single-Project and Portfolio Lending
  • Acquisition and Divestiture Transactions
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Auction Processes
Corporate Counseling and Transactions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Opinion Letters
  • Corporate Governance
     

Client Results

Financing Transactions
  • Transactions in the public and private debt markets for SM Energy in connection with offerings totaling over $2.5 billion, and redemption of $350 million in outstanding notes.

  • $2.5 billion credit facility for SM Energy.

  • Debt offering of $350 million in notes, and a $350 million term loan, for Westmoreland Coal Company.

  • $295 million credit facility for Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP.

  • $125 million project finance acquisition financing for an affiliate of Westmoreland Coal Company.

  • $2 billion credit facility for DCP Midstream, LLC.

  • $1.25 billion credit facility for DCP Midstream Partners, LP.

  • Transactions in the public and private debt markets for DCP Midstream, LLC and DCP Midstream Partners, LLC in connection with offerings totaling over $2 billion.

  • $325 million senior secured revolving credit facility for Crown Media Holdings, Inc., $300 million offering for senior secured notes of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., and eventual redemption of those notes.

  • Two refinancings of an aerospace industry company’s synthetic lease and a $600 million credit facility for that company.

  • $310 million construction financing and permanent financing for a wind energy generation project in West Virginia.

  • $40 million secured loan by an affiliate of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. to an affiliate of Capital Dynamics to finance a wind farm in Texas.

  • Significant opinion practice; rendering local counsel, general corporate, permit-related, real estate-related and secured transactions opinions in all types of transactions.

M&A Transactions
  • Sale of Bresnan Communications for $1.365 billion to Cablevision Systems Corporation

  • Acquisition by renewable energy company of a wind energy generation facility for approximately $123 million

  • Formation by a renewable energy company of a joint venture to own and operate a wind energy generation project

  • Acquisition by insurance brokerage firm of another brokerage, and spinoff of that brokerage

  • Sale of an insurance brokerage by its shareholders to a national insurance brokerage company.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Colorado Law Week, Top Women Lawyers, 2011
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2012, 2013

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations, Member
  • State of Colorado Suicide Prevention Commission; Commissioner, 2014-present
  • Carson J. Spencer Foundation (dedicated to the prevention of suicide in the working-age population), Board of Directors, 2011-2014
  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
     
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