Keith Trammell is a leading corporate lawyer who counsels public companies, private equity funds, other investors and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and capital markets related matters. Mr. Trammell regularly represents acquirors, targets, buyout groups, boards of directors, special committees, founders, investors and shareholder groups in complex domestic and international negotiated and unsolicited merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Trammell has helped clients navigate through complex business combination transactions, unsolicited and hostile acquisition proposals, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters and has also counseled clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities, disclosure issues and compliance matters, as well as defensive measures and takeover tactics. 

Mr. Trammell also advises clients on cross-border transactions and corporate governance matters for dual listed companies and foreign private issuers. His experience spans a variety of industries, including technology, software, media and entertainment, retail and consumer products, food and beverage, energy, mining, healthcare and life sciences.

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Freedom Service Dogs, 2019–present
  • 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, New York 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) for $8.4 billion and related corporate governance matters.
    • 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 UKG, Inc. in its acquisition of Great Place to Work Institute, Inc.
    • Represented a publicly traded construction and infrastructure company in share repurchase from controlling stockholder.
    • 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.
    • Represented Bounteous, a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in its sale to New Mountain Capital.
    • Represented Tinuiti, a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in its sale to New Mountain Capital.
    • Regular outside counsel to Mountaingate Capital, a leading private equity firm.
    • Represented Bounteous in its acquisition of LunaMetrics, Infield Digital, The Archer Group, FortyFour LLC and its cross-border acquisition of Demac Media.
    • Represented Tinuiti in its acquisitions of OrionCKB, Email Aptitude and CPC Strategy.
    • Represented 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 a natural gas transportation and delivery business in its sale to Basalt Infrastructure Partners.
    • Represented a global venture capital firm in the recapitalization of Carey International, Inc., a provider of chauffeured services in more than 1000 major business centers worldwide.
    • Represented Nantero, Inc., a pioneer in carbon nanotube NRAM® (non-volatile random access memory) technology in its recapitalization and sale.
    • 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

    Law Week Colorado

    2018, 2021

  • Award Text

    Best Private Equity Lawyer

    Barrister's Best


  • Award Text

    Leading Lawyer for M&A/Corporate and Commercial

    The Legal 500 US


  • Named the 2018 and 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado.
  • Ranked as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Colorado in the 2018–2023 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 2020–2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America for his corporate law practice, in 2021–2024 for his mergers and acquisitions law practice and in 2024 for his leveraged buyouts and private equity law.
  • 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 by Colorado Super Lawyers in the areas of Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (2024).
  • Recognized as a 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



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