John R. Chadd
Of Counsel
(303) 389-4316
Office: Denver
J.D. Northwestern University School of Law
B.A. Middlebury College
Licensure: CO | MA | WY
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John Chadd has the ability to look at the big picture while at the same time making sure all of the small details are addressed. He has a unique combination of knowledge and experience in both the finance and energy industries.  He is a trusted adviser for companies and investors on a broad spectrum of energy transactions, including oil and gas and renewable energy matters, and is often at the table when deals are being structured, negotiated, and closed. His skill is particularly valuable when financial institutions and operating companies need a knowledgeable lawyer to assist with commercial transactions, lending, M&A, and securities offerings.  

No matter the client, John looks beyond the deal at how the transaction intersects with the company’s overall business, financial strategy and long-term goals.

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014-2015 Burleson LLP
2013-2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2013 Corporate Energy Law Group
2007-2010 Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.

Key Experience

Represented E&P companies and institutional investors in the acquisition, divestiture, leasing, farmout, exploration and development of oil and gas, minerals, and land positions valued in the hundreds of millions
Drafted loan documents for middle market lenders in asset-based and commercial real estate loans
Represented oil and gas borrowers in large syndicated credit facilities