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.

Recent Highlights

  • Represented Brigade Energy Services and Turnbridge Capital Partners 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 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.
  • Represented Royal Gold, Inc., in its acquisition of International Royalty Corporation valued at C$749 million.
  • 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 largest commercial roofing company in the United States.

Professional Activities

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

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

Honors & Awards

  • Listed as a 2017 “Up and Coming” lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA
  • Named among the 2015–2018 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers by 5280 Magazine
  • Selected as the 2016 Best Private Equity Lawyer and 2017 Best Private Equity Lawyer, Best Securities Lawyer and Best Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer by Law Week Colorado in its Barrister's Best lists. In 2017, Law Week said: "No, it's not an error. Keith Trammell is on our list three times. The voting readers convinced us. Trammell is at the top of his field when it comes to all things M&A, including working with funding and private equity representation."
  • Recognized among the 2009–2013 Rising Stars by Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Recommended in 2011 by The Legal 500 United States for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Publications & News


December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Regal Entertainment Group in Signing of Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

Regal Entertainment Group announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Cineworld Group PLC for Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator.

October 24, 2017

WilmerHale Leads All Firms in Law Week Colorado's Annual Barrister's Best Awards

WilmerHale lawyers in the Denver office have been recognized with seven Barrister's Best awards from Law Week Colorado, more than any other law firm in the state.

September 25, 2017

WilmerHale Adds Partner Keith Trammell, Establishing Corporate Practice in its Denver Office

Mr. Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.


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JD, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2000, Technical Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

BA, summa cum laude, University of Colorado, 1995, Phi Beta Kappa

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