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John O'Brien

Partner

Spencer Fane attorney John O'Brien

T 303.839.3800
F 303.839.3838
jobrien@spencerfane.com

Representative Cases

  • Oyens Feed & Supply, Inc. v Primebank, 879 N.W.2d 853 (Iowa 2016)
  • In re Crooked Creek Corp.; Crooked Creek Corp. v. Primebank, 427 B.R. 500 (Bankr. N.D. IA. 2010)
  • In the Matter of Damrow Cattle Company, Inc.; Stumpf v. Double S. Land & Cattle Co., LLC and the First National Bank of Omaha, 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 1243; 65 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d (Challaghan) 497
  • Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America v. United States Department of Agriculture, 415 F.3d 1078 (9th Cir. 2005)
  • In re Big Mac Marine; Needler v. Rendlen, 326 B.R. 150 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2005)
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Delay, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25280
  • Big Mac Marine, Inc. v. Jensen, 305 B.R. 309 (D. Neb. 2004)
  • In the Matter of Damrow Cattle Co., Inc.; Skane, Inc. v. First National Bank of Omaha, 300 B.R. 479 (Bankr. D. Neb. 2003)
  • Cooperative Finance Association v. B&J Cattle Company, 937 P.2d 915 (Colo. App. 1997)
  • Spencer Investments, Inc. v. Bohn, 923 P.2d 140 (Colo. App. 1995)
  • In re Harris, 166 B.R. 163 (Bkrcy. D. Colo. 1994)
  • In re Kaiser Steel, 87 B.R. 662 (Bkrcy. D. Colo. 1988)
  • In re Clark, 82 B.R. 131 (Bkrcy. D. Colo. 1987)

Representative Transactions

  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $63,300,000 loan secured by farm assets
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $26,000,000 loan secured by ranches in three states and livestock
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $13,750,000 loan secured by farm land and agricultural products
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $27,750,000 construction loan secured by a branded hotel property
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $21,372,000 loan secured by a dairy facility and livestock
  • Represent lender in connection with $6,217,500 loan secured by commercial office building
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $7,900,000 loan secured by a multifamily housing facility
  • Represent Lender in connection with documenting a $33,000,000 loan secured by feeder cattle
  • Represent Lender in connection with documenting a $37,800,000 loan secured by commercial office buildings
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $35,000,000 line of credit loan secured by feeder cattle
  • Represent lender in connection with $19,672,000 dairy facility and livestock loan
  • Represent lender in connection with $29,300,000 loan to acquire multi-family housing project
  • Represent lender in connection with refinancing of $11,500,000 line of credit secured by livestock
  • Represent financial institution in connection with lease and purchase option of a building
  • Represent cooperative in connection with $182,500,000 loan secured by agricultural commodities and facilities
  • Represent lender in connection with $19,000,000 loan secured by a dairy facility and livestock
  • Represent seller in connection with the sale of a commercial feedlot, related farm land, equipment and livestock
  • Represent lender in connection with $25,000,000 livestock facility loan
  • Represent lender in connection with a $25,800,000 line of credit to a medical company
  • Represent lender-lessor in connection with a loan to school district to acquire school busses
  • Represent lender-lessor in connection with real estate loan to municipality to construct a library
  • Represent lender-lessor in connection to with a loan to a Fire District to acquire fire engines and related equipment
  • Represent lender-lessor in connection with a loan to a university to construct a laboratory building
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $25,000,000 loan secured by livestock inventory
  • Represent a lender in connection with $25,500,000 loan to a private equity fund to complete a business acquisition
  • Represent a lender in connection with the sale of a bank-owned swine facility
  • Represent lead lender in connection with a $19,325,000 participated loan secured by a dairy facility, livestock and feed
  • Represent lender in connection with a $16,960,000 construction loan secured by a multifamily apartment complex
  • Represent lender in connection with $19,077,000 dairy financing
  • Represent seller in connection with $20,000,000 sale of 300,000 deeded, BLM and Forest Service acres in three counties in Nevada
  • Represent purchaser in connection with $21,000,000 feedlot and farmland purchase in Nebraska
  • Represent lender in connection with $14,000,000 swine facility loan in Wyoming
  • Represent lender in connection with $22,000,000 swine facility loan in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with $4,400,000 swine facility loan in Nebraska
  • Represent lender in connection with $12,900,000 swine facility loan in Minnesota and Nebraska
  • Represent issuer of Letter of Credit in connection with $10,000,000 agricultural development bonds for a swine production facility in Colorado
  • Represent seller in connection with $7,500,000 sale of Nebraska ranch
  • Represent lender in connection with $16,500,000 poultry financing in Utah
  • Represent dairy partnership in connection with reconstitution of partnership
  • Represent lender in connection with $18,180,000 swine facility loan in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with $6,700,000 hi tech company financing
  • Represent issuer of $12,000,000 letter of credit securitizing agricultural development revenue bonds
  • Represent lender in connection with $8,000,000 office building financing in Boulder County, Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with $11,835,000 swine facility loan
  • Represent lender in connection with $3,900,000 public grain warehouse loan
  • Represent lender in connection with $20,123,000 livestock production facility loan in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with $8,500,000 office building in City and County of Denver
  • Represent lender in connection with $10,000,000 swine facility loan in Colorado and South Dakota
  • Represent lender in connection with $12,500,000 swine facility loan in Colorado and South Dakota
  • Represent lender in connection with $9,000,000 swine facility loan in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with making $11,000,000 residential real estate development
  • Represent lender in connection with the construction financing of a public library in Colorado
  • Represent seller of a livestock service company to a publicly held purchaser
  • Represent purchaser in connection with the purchase of farm service company in Georgia
  • Represent purchaser in connection with the purchase of farm service company in California
  • Represent purchaser in connection with the purchase of farm service company in Florida
  • Represent financial institution in connection with the purchase of a Kansas bank
  • Represent lender in connection with $4,000,000 line of credit secured by motor vehicles
  • Due diligence counsel for buyer in connection with $800,000,000 purchase of a beef packer
  • Represent seller in connection with a $42,000,000 livestock supply contract
  • Represent purchaser in connection with the purchase of a poultry supply business located in numerous states in the southeastern United States and Caribbean Islands
  • Represent lender in connection with the sale of $11,000,000 loan secured by a real estate development
  • Chairman of Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in a livestock production facility Chapter 11 in Nebraska
  • Represent lender in connection with $23,000,000 public grain elevator revolving line of credit in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with $17,000,000 livestock production facility loan in Colorado
  • Represent lender in connection with the sale of a $6,000,000 real estate development loan
  • Represent lender in connection with a $30,000,000 loan to a grocery store chain with stores in six states
  • Represent lender in connection with $20,000,000 loan secured by a private university dormitory
  • Represent lender in connection with the lease purchase of a fire engine and firefighting equipment to a Colorado municipality
  • Represent lender in connection with $14,000,000 loan to a Colorado and Wyoming dairy
  • Represent lender in connection with the foreclosure of a two-state grocery store chain
  • Represent lender in connection with $8,000,000 line of credit to a multi-location farm implement dealership
  • Represent lender in connection with line of credit and facility lending on a grain handling and export facility in Missouri
  • Represent lender in connection with $8,000,000 dairy loan in Utah
  • Represent livestock producers in connection with CFTC investigation
  • Represent lender in connection with defense of preference avoidance action concerning a livestock line of credit
  • Represent numerous lenders in connection with numerous lines of credit transactions secured by livestock in over 20 states
  • Represent numerous sellers in connection with numerous transactions involving the sales of shares in privately owned financial institutions
  • Represent numerous lessors in connection with numerous lease transactions involving farms, livestock production facilities, and commercial properties
  • Represent numerous sellers in connection with numerous transactions involving the sales of shares in privately owned farm and livestock businesses
  • Represent numerous shareholders in connection with the sales or reorganizations of farm and livestock entity reorganizations and reconstitutions
  • Represent lead lenders in connection with numerous dairy, swine, beef cattle and farm financings in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Utah, California, Wyoming, Ohio, Indiana and Arizona
  • Represent lenders in numerous commercial and agricultural foreclosures of office buildings, industrial developments, golf courses, recreational facilities, farms, ranches, dairies and livestock production facilities in numerous states
  • Represent numerous lessors in connection with numerous lease-purchase transactions of livestock production facilities
  • Represent numerous lenders in connection with the sales of over 100 foreclosed commercial, farm, ranch and livestock production facility properties
  • Represent numerous financial institutions in connection with numerous fraud investigations and fidelity claims
  • Represent numerous lenders in connection with numerous Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 7 cases in numerous states
  • Represent lenders in connection with over 100 commercial foreclosures and receiverships in all regions of the United States
  • Represent lead lender in connection with documenting a $12,800,000 participated loan secured by farm land
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $16,600,000 loan secured by farm land
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $21,000,000 working capital revolving line of credit secured by inventory and accounts
  • Represent lender in connection with documenting a $17,000,000 dairy facility loan