Keith A. Trammell

Keith Trammell is a leading corporate lawyer who counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He is exceptionally skilled at helping clients navigate through negotiated purchase and sales, unsolicited and hostile acquisition proposals, equity and debt securities offerings, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters.

As a lawyer with a deep understanding of the complex legal market, Mr. Trammell also advises clients on cross-border transactions and securities matters for dual listed companies and foreign private issuers. His transactional and capital markets experience spans a variety of industries, including cable television, consumer products, food and beverage, retail, media and entertainment, energy, mining, healthcare and life sciences.

Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Trammell was a corporate law and securities partner for 13 years at another international law firm where he represented a broad range of Fortune 500 companies, private equity sponsors and sponsor-backed companies, and headed that firm's regional Consumer Products and Food and Beverage practice.

Mr. Trammell is passionate about public school education reform and serves as a trustee for one of the highest performing public charter school operators in the Denver Public Schools. He also coaches youth sports, is a world-ranked amateur triathlete and marathoner, and an avid endurance athlete.

Community Involvement

  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, STRIVE Preparatory Charter School
  • Chair, Denver Zoo Do at the Zoo Corporate Fundraising Committee, 2007–2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, International and National Voluntary Service Training Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005–2006
  • Member, Denver Zoo Young Professional Fundraising Committee (Wild Things Society), 2003–2006
  • Member, Denver Active 20/30 Children's Foundation, 2003–2004

Professional Activities

Mr. Trammell is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association.


    • Represented Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE) in its merger agreement with Cineworld Group PLC, the UK's largest cinema operator, for $5.9 billion.
    • Represented Nordstrom family in connection with potential going private transaction with Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE).
    • Represented Vail Resorts (NYSE) in its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS), the owner of 17 ski resorts in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States.
    • Represented Vail Resorts (NYSE) in its acquisitions of Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort, New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado.
    • Represented Vail Resorts (NYSE) in its acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort, Washington.
    • Represented Vail Resorts (NYSE) in its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont.
    • Regular outside counsel to Mountaingate Capital, a leading private equity firm, in investments in Bounteous and Tinuiti.
    • Represented Bounteous in its acquisition of LunaMetrics, Infield Digital and its cross-border Canadian acquisition of Demac Media.
    • Represented Tinuiti, a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in acquisitions of OrionCKB, Email Aptitude and CPC Strategy.
    • Represented Tinuiti, a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in its investment from New Mountain Capital.
    • Representing Brigade Energy Services, the largest independent privately-owned well-servicing business in the United States, in acquisitions of various oil field services businesses across the United States.
    • Represented an SEC reporting medical device company target in its $1.2 billion sale to KKR, related debt tender offer, and acquisitions.
    • Represented ARCA biopharma (NASDAQ) in acquisition of Nuvelo, Inc. 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 and registered high yield debt offerings.
    • Represented Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ), in its acquisition of International Royalty Corporation valued at C$749 million.
    • Represented BHP Billiton (NYSE) in its sale of Navajo Mine to Navajo Nation.
    • Represented TransMontaigne, Inc. (NYSE), in multiple cross-border transactions involving sales of terminal and pipeline assets.


  • Award Text

    Lawyer of the Year for Corporate and M&A

    Law Week Colorado


  • Award Text

    Best Private Equity Lawyer

    Barrister's Best


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    Leading Lawyer for M&A/Corporate and Commercial

    The Legal 500 US


  • Named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for corporate and M&A issues by Law Week Colorado
  • Ranked as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Colorado in the 2018–2021 editions of Chambers USA, and was recognized as a 2017 “Up and Coming” lawyer in the space
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America for his corporate law practice, and in 2021 for his mergers and acquisitions law practice 
  • Named among the 2015–2020 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers by 5280 magazine
  • Selected as a Barrister's Best by Law Week Colorado, Best Private Equity Lawyer (2016–2020), Best Securities Lawyer (2017 and 2020) and Best Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer (2017)
  • Recognized as Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers (2009–2013)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2011) and M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle-Market (2018 and 2019)

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2000

      Order of St. Ives

      Technical Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

    • BA, University of Colorado, 1995

      summa cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • Colorado

    • New York

  • Languages

    • French