Gerald H. Hansen

Counsel

Denver
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Overview

Jerry Hansen offers clients more than two decades of experience in which he has advised businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of matters. His experience includes business, commercial, corporate and corporate governance, entity formation, limited liability companies, partnership, personal planning, public and private mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, not-for-profit organizations, real property, securities and tax and tax controversy matters.

He has worked with clients in diverse industries, including aviation, banking, cable television, construction, consumer reporting, entertainment, hotel, oil and gas, medical, publishing, satellite television and technology.

In addition to advice on numerous public offerings, Jerry's experience includes a successful recapitalization plan in excess of $3 billion initiated in response to an unsolicited proposal to acquire a company engaged primarily in publishing, theme parks and insurance. He has been in private practice in the M&A sector, general counsel for an M&A firm, and part of a team that created and maintained a database of large, public M&A transactions. Jerry has owned and operated small businesses and draws on this practical experience when providing legal advice to clients. He is also a certified public accountant, a real estate broker and a certified general contractor. Additionally, Jerry has been a contributor to the Colorado Springs Business Journal.  

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  • Represented seller in sale of all partnership interests in affiliated companies operating cable television systems for more than $1.4 billion.
  • Represented issuer in a Rule 144A offering of debt in the principal amount of $580 million.
  • Represented acquirer in acquisition of assets of a publishing subsidiary from a national television network company for $500 million.
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Experience

  • Represented seller in sale of all partnership interests in affiliated companies operating cable television systems for more than $1.4 billion.
  • Represented issuer in a Rule 144A offering of debt in the principal amount of $580 million.
  • Represented acquirer in acquisition of assets of a publishing subsidiary from a national television network company for $500 million.
  • Represented issuer in sale of all outstanding capital stock of a subsidiary and certain related assets for $334 million.
  • Represented issuer in public offering of senior notes in the principal amount of $200 million.
  • Represented issuer in public offering of subordinated debentures in the principal amount of $200 million.
  • Represented issuer in public offering of convertible subordinated debentures in the principal amount of $200 million.
  • Represented issuer in public offering of shares of common stock in a concurrent U.S. and international offering at an aggregate gross offering price of approximately $162.8 million.
  • Represented acquirer in acquisition of interests in (and additional contributions to) a limited liability limited partnership in the cable television industry for aggregate consideration in excess of $80 million.
  • Represented issuer in public offering of oil and gas company’s common stock at an aggregate gross offering price of approximately $61.5 million.
  • Represented issuer in private placement of convertible subordinated notes in the principal amount of $53.64 million.
  • Represented sellers of all of the stock in a construction supply company for a purchase price of approximately $50 million.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of assets of an oil and gas drilling company for over $30 million.
  • Represented family members in split-up of multimillion-dollar privately held company.
  • Represented issuer in initial public offering of shares of oil and gas company’s common stock at an aggregate gross offering price of approximately $6 million.

Recognitions and Memberships

Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Montana [Inactive]

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1984
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1983, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Florida State University, 1980, cum laude