Erich T. Kennedy

Biography

Erich is the office managing partner of the Denver office, leading Dinsmore’s efforts to grow its practice and presence in the Mile High City and throughout the Front Range. With the deep resources of a multi-line firm and a growing contingent of lawyers in the Denver office, he sees the unique opportunity to deliver on the firm’s motto by helping existing and potential clients accomplish more.

He focuses his practice on public and commercial finance. He represents banks, underwriters, issuers, and borrowers in a gamut of transactions. He works in a variety of roles, including as bond counsel, on taxable and tax-exempt financings. Financing transactions have involved senior living facilities/CCRCs, health care facilities, schools and universities, affordable housing, public transportation, special districts/municipalities, LIHTC and new market tax credits, and dealership floor-plan revolvers. He regularly leverages the knowledge gleaned from these transactions to serve clients’ short- and long-term interests, whether managing a deal or advising a client on a particular issue.

In addition to working with clients on financing transactions, Erich has broad practice experience assisting clients with day-to-day operational and business matters.  He has assisted for-profit and nonprofit clients with incorporation and corporate governance, contracting and leasing matters, and acquisitions.

Erich is involved with the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law  (J.D., 2000)
  • Lee University  (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Georgia (inactive)
  • Tennessee (inactive)

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Leadership Pikes Peak (2014)
  • Colorado Nonprofit Association Leadership Advisory Committee, member
  • Denver Chamber of Commerce; health and Wellness and Infrastructure Committees, member