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Adam A. Veltri

Adam A. Veltri

Counsel| Denver


Adam Veltri has 30 years of experience in commercial transactions and corporate financing, and has spent much of his career concentrating on the oil and gas industry. In private practice, he has advised a variety of upstream and midstream companies and investors on issues related to oil and gas acquisitions, divestitures, financings, development and operations. Adam has also held various executive positions with E&P companies, including General Counsel, CEO, Co-Head of A&D and Head of Land.

Additionally, Adam spent 15 years with major New York City law firms, advising high-profile global money center banks and investment firms on various types of real estate, asset-based, second lien, mezzanine, term and revolving credit commercial lending transactions, as well as joint ventures and M&A and capital markets transactions. 

Adam earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany (summa cum laude, 1982) and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1985). He is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming and New York.

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Oil and Gas Transactions and Finance
  • As general counsel and co-head of acquisitions for E&P company, led effort to acquire over $250 million in producing and non-producing oil and gas properties throughout Rocky Mountain Region
  • Represented publicly traded E&P company on $75 million acquisition of producing oil and gas property
  • Represented  E&P companies on joint ventures with private equity firms for property acquisition and development
  • Represented mid-stream company on land acquisition program for multi-state pipeline system
  • Represented oil and gas service companies on business acquisitions and master service contracts
  • Represented senior secured lender on $40 million reserve-based financing covering oil & gas producing properties in Oklahoma and Texas
  • Advised U.S. and International oil & gas companies on:
    • $100 million funding facility from Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund for regional oil production projects
    • $400 million equity/mezz debt funding facility for U.S. project development from London-based private equity firm for U.S. oil & gas projects
    • $100 million senior debt facility from U.S. institutional lender for U.S. oil & gas project acquisitions
Commercial Transactions and Finance
  • Represented publicly traded Canadian drilling fluids company on multiple acquisitions of U.S.-based businesses     
  • Represented a major financial holdings company on:
    • $500 million mortgage debt financing of the acquisition and development of a mixed-use office, retail and residential complex in Virginia
    • $150 million equity and mortgage debt financing of the acquisition, redevelopment and condominium conversion of a 500-unit multifamily apartment project in Virginia
    • $25 million mezzanine loan financing of the acquisition and rehabilitation of a multifamily apartment project in Texas
    • $20 million mezzanine loan financing of a 350-unit multifamily apartment project in Washington, DC, area
    • $75 million securitized debt financing of the acquisition and redevelopment of a 600-unit multifamily apartment complex in Virginia
  • Represented a major commercial bank on:
    • $250 million participating mortgage loan financing of the acquisition and redevelopment of a shopping mall in New York, NY
    • $50 million participating mortgage loan financing of the redevelopment of a Class A office high rise in Philadelphia, PA
    • $200 million ground lease financing of the redevelopment of properties at a seaport in New York, NY
  • Represented major commercial bank on $1 billion synthetic lease financing for the acquisition of over 1,000 retail gas station properties
  • Represented institutional venture fund on $70 million secured financing of multiple amusement park properties in the Southeast United States
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1985)
  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A., summa cum laude, 1982)
  • Denver Petroleum Club
  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kutak Rock LLP, Of Counsel (2015-2016)
  • Burleson LLP, Managing Partner (2014-2015)
  • US Mineral Resources, EVP & Corporate Counsel (2011-2013)
  • English & Veltri/Veltri Law Firm, LLC, Partner (2010-2013)
  • RockWell Petroleum, Inc., General Counsel & Executive VP (2005-2008)
  • Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, Partner (2004-2005)
  • Gibbons P.C., Of Counsel (2003-2004)
  • Oil Recovery Enhancement LLC, CEO & General Counsel (1999-2002)
  • Torys, fka Haythe & Curley, Partner (1987-1999)
  • Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, nka Cooley, LLP, Associate (1985-1987)
  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Wyoming
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • Supreme Court of Wyoming