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Richard Koon

Of Counsel

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

With 45 years of experience, clients including banks, financial institutions, commercial business entities and professional sports franchises rely on Richard's expertise in financing transactions.

His extensive practice also includes all facets of regulatory and consumer law compliance, commercial loans, loan workouts and restructuring, multi-bank participations and syndications, system-wide forms review and standardization, and new product development.

Richard is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, where he teaches secured transactions.

Richard often speaks to groups in fields relating to banking, bank director responsibility and liability, consumer lending, and commercial law. In addition, he has spoken at programs sponsored by such entities as the American Bankers Association, the Colorado Bankers Association, the American Institute of Banking, the Bank Administration Institute, the Independent Bankers of Colorado, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, United States Savings and Loan League, Professional Education Systems, Inc., the National Center for Continuing Legal Education, the Women's Bar Association, and an association of farm credit association attorneys.

Client Results

Representative Matters
  • $1,000,000,000 syndicated unsecured loan with 364-Day facility and 5-Year facility to cooperative association, including bid rate and overnight facilities and committed and negotiated letter of credit facilities
  • $130,000,000 syndicated loan to fruit processor with 364-day facility and 3-year facility
  • $200,000,000 stock acquisition loan
  • $240,000,000 loan to cooperative to finance cooperative’s finance program with its members and non-members
  • $300,000,000 loan to finance acquisition of entities with pipeline interests in Chile and other South American countries
  • $400,000,000 syndicated secured loan to borrower to finance chicken raising and processing operations and acquisitions
  • $50,000,000 loan to finance acquisition of land line telephone company and CLEC operations in Oregon and Minnesota
  • $50,000,000 term loan to refinance existing loans and finance acquisition and build out of land line and wireless telephone operations in Oklahoma
  • $800,000,000 syndicated 364-Day borrowing base operating loan with LC facility to a cooperative secured by assets in all 48 adjacent states
  • $90,000,000 syndicated credit facility to finance cooperative, consisting of separately documented facilities to finance construction of multi-acre greenhouses in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, to provide a term takeout facility, and a revolving facility to finance seasonal operational needs
  • Mr. Koon also represents borrowers in commercial loan transactions, including such recent transactions as:
  • Represented an out-of-state bank in its acquisition of a Colorado Industrial Bank and conversion to a commercial bank
  • Represented the lender group in a $165,000,000 syndicated loan to finance build out and operation of wireless telephone system in several mid-western states
  • Served as the head of the firm's Financial Practice Group for 15 years



Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Lawyer of the Year, Financial Services Regulation Law - Denver, 2013, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, 1995-2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Denver, Colorado, and American Bar Associations
  • Past Chairman, Financial Institutions Subsection, Colorado Bar Association
  • Mr. Koon is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and The Best Attorneys Network

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