Denver: (303) 830-0800
Park City: (435) 214-3806
Cheyenne: (307) 778-8178

Thomas H. Keyse, a partner with the firm, concentrates his practice on commercial finance transactions and creditors’ rights law.  He has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and closing secured commercial, agricultural and asset-based loans, factoring transactions, equipment leases and distressed debt acquisitions, and has represented secured creditors, equipment lessors and private equity investors in a wide range of transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Representative Transactions/Representative Cases

  • Represented FirstCity Crestone in the negotiation and documentation of the Turnaround Management Association's 2010 Small Company Turnaround Transaction of the Year
  • Represented purchaser in restructure of $100 million in dairy loans
  • Represented lender in $60.5 million syndicated revolving credit and term loan facility to healthcare company
  • Represented equipment lessor in $50 aircraft lease to petroleum exploration and production company
  • Represented lender in $47 million syndicated revolving credit facility to petroleum exploration and related services company
  • Negotiated assumption of $40 million in equipment leases in food manufacturing and distribution company bankruptcy reorganization case
  • Represented lender in $30 million revolving credit and term loan facility to disaster restoration company
  • Represented purchaser of $30 in equipment leases to fulfillment services company
  • Represented equipment lessor in $28 equipment lease to mining company
  • Represented lender in $27 million amended revolving credit and term loan facility to office equipment and supply company
  • Represented lender in $20 million amended revolving credit and term loan facility to construction company
  • Represented lender in $18 million revolving credit and term loan facility to water treatment company
  • Represented lender in $17 million revolving credit and term loan facility to food production and distribution company
  • Represented lender in $13.5 million revolving credit and term loan facility to logging and milling company
  • Represented lender in $13.4 million revolving credit and term loan facility to pipe supply and metering company
  • Represented purchaser in purchase, foreclosure, and restructure of $12 million in revolving credit and term loans to flooring supply company
  • Represented lender in successful defense of $12 million in lender liability claims against first mortgage lender on large ranch in Western United States manufacturer
  • Represented lender in $10 million revolving credit facility to temporary workforce housing manufacturer
  • Represented lender in $6.5 million revolving credit and term loan facility to change management company
  • Represented equipment lessor in $5.5 million in equipment leases to mining company
  • Represented lender in $5.0 million revolving credit facility to camera-based inspection company for optical display devices
  • Represented lender in $5.0 million revolving credit facility to investment advisory company
  • Represented lender in $4.4 million revolving credit and term loan facility to natural meats company
  • Represent lender in restructure of $4.2 million construction loan to real estate development company
  • Represented lender in restructuring of $4 million in loans in feedlot bankruptcy reorganization case
  • Represented purchaser in foreclosure and restructure of $4 million in revolving credit loans to novelties distribution company
  • Represented purchaser in purchase and restructure of $4 million in revolving credit and term loans for broadcast technology company
  • Represented purchaser in purchase and restructure of $4 million in revolving credit and term loans to cabinet manufacturing company
  • Represented lender in amended and restated $3 million revolving credit and term loan facility to designer jewelry company
  • Represented equipment lessor in collection of $2.8 million in end-of-lease payments against automobile parts

Publications and Presentations

  • Panelist, Commercial Loan Documentation: Tools for Seamless Transactions, CLE in Colorado, 2014
  • Panelist, Things That Drive Secured Lenders Crazy, Turnaround Management Association Western Regional Conference, 2013
  • Panelist, Colorado Credit Agreement Statute of Frauds, Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Section, Financial Institutions Subsection, 2013
  • Panelist, Turnaround Issues for Non-Profit Organizations, Turnaround Management Association, 2012
  • Panelist, Select Second Lien Financing Issues for First Lien Lenders, In-house Bank Seminar, 2007
  • Panelist, Problem Loan Management, Independent Bankers of Colorado, 2006
  • Panelist, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2006
  • Panelist, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2005
  • Panelist, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2004
  • Panelist, Dischargeability of Student Loans, American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting, 2004
  • Panelist, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2003
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy Basics (Chapters 7, 11 and 12), In-house Bank Seminar, 2002
  • Panelist, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2002
  • Panelist, Loan Workout and Collateral Liquidation in Colorado, Lorman Educational Services, 2002
  • Overview of Revised Article 9 Issues, In-house Bank Seminar, 2002

Professional and Community Involvement

  • President, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, 2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy and Financial Institutions Subsections, Denver Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter, Turnaround Management Association
  • Provide pro bono legal services to several Denver-area food pantries
  • Chairman of Fund Development Committee, Capital Campaign Committee and Past President and Member of Board of Trustees, Metro Caring (food pantry and emergency assistance provider)
  • Delegate, Stapleton Master Community Association
  • Youth Basketball Coach, YMCA
  • Youth Soccer Coach, Colorado Fusion
  • Multiple functions, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Related Employment

  • Moye Giles O’Keefe Vermeire & Gorrell (now Moye White) (Partner, 1994-1996; Associate, 1988-1994)) - Denver, CO

Denver

1700 Lincoln, Suite 4550
Denver, Colorado 80203
Telephone: (303) 830-0800
Facsimile: (303) 830-0809

Park City

2750 Rasmussen Road, Suite H-104
Park City, UT 84098
Telephone: (435) 214-3806
Facsimile: (435) 214-3811

Wyoming

106 East Lincolnway, Suite 300
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Telephone: (307) 778-8178
Facsimile: (307) 638-1975