John R. Chadd


John Chadd has the ability to look at the big picture while at the same time making sure all of the small details are addressed. He has a unique combination of knowledge and experience in both the finance and energy industries. He is a trusted adviser for companies and investors on a broad spectrum of energy transactions, including oil and gas and renewable energy matters, and is often at the table when deals are being structured, negotiated, and closed. His skill is particularly valuable when financial institutions and operating companies need a knowledgeable lawyer to assist with commercial transactions, lending, M&A, and securities offerings.

No matter the client, John looks beyond the deal at how the transaction intersects with the company’s overall business, financial strategy and long-term goals.

Representative Experience

  • Advised Canadian oilfield service provider in acquisitions of U.S. companies as part of an expansion program
  • Handled SEC reporting for oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Represented sponsor in multiple limited partnership securities offerings
  • Represented investment fund in tax-advantaged loans to small businesses
  • Represented banks in middle market asset-based lending
  • Represented national restaurant chain in leasing of store locations
  • Handled private placements of securities for issuers in the oil and gas, technology, and real estate sectors
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisitions of portfolio companies

Licensed In

  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • Wyoming


  • J.D. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • B.A. Middlebury College


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2023-Present)

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