Press Release

Haynes Boone Hires Top Colorado Banking and Finance Lawyer Erin Simmons in Denver

October 18, 2022

Erin Simmons, who handles complex lending transactions for financial clients, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a Denver-based partner in the firm’s Finance Practice.

Erin has a broad lending practice representing banks, financial institutions, businesses, and private equity sponsors in structuring and negotiating secured and unsecured loans, bilateral and syndicated loans, cash-flow loans, asset-based loans, reserve-based loans, leveraged loans, and subordinated debt. She has worked on transactions across a wide range of industries, including outdoor recreation, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, equipment leasing, oil and gas, mining, energy, healthcare, logistics, construction, communications, transportation, and agriculture.

Erin joins Haynes Boone from Davis Graham & Stubbs, where she was a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice. Previously, she was an associate in the New York office of Winston & Strawn, where her practice focused on commercial and structured finance.

“Erin is an experienced, high-value finance partner in the market, who will help propel the growth of our Finance Practice in the Rocky Mountain Region and other markets across the country,” said Haynes Boone Partner Neal Kaminsky, department administrative partner for the firm’s Financial Transactions Department.

Dan Malone, a partner in Haynes Boone’s Corporate and Private Equity Practices Groups and administrative partner of its Denver office, added: “Erin builds on the incredible momentum we have enjoyed in the Denver market, including our recent move to beautiful new offices at the Block 162 building. I know that Erin will help us reach even greater heights in Denver and beyond in the years ahead.”

In Chambers USA 2022 (Chambers and Partners), Erin was ranked Band 2 as one of the Top 10 lawyers in Colorado in Banking & Finance. The directory quoted clients who praised her as “a dedicated professional who strives to add value at every stage of a transaction” and as “very knowledgeable and responsive” In 2022, Erin was also selected as a “Top Lawyer – Banking” by 5280 Magazine.

“I am thrilled to join Haynes Boone with its established finance practice and stellar reputation with banks and other financial institutions in the U.S. and internationally,” Erin said. “My background and skill set will fit in perfectly with the firm’s practice and client base.”

Lawyers in Haynes Boone’s Finance Practice Group are recognized for their successful work for more than 200 commercial lenders, including many of the world’s top banks, financial institutions and capital providers, as well as U.S. and foreign companies and their sponsors. In Chambers USA 2022, Chambers ranked the group Band 2 (Texas), highlighting the team’s representation of large banks and private equity firms in sophisticated financing matters.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.