Padraic I. McCoy (Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver School of Law) earned his Juris Doctor and MA degrees from UCLA. Padraic’s practice covers a broad variety of business and transactional matters, and appellate work. He represents a variety of private, governmental, and tribal parties on finance and transactional matters, including start-up work and business structuring and partnership issues, real estate and development, construction, environmental, water, and regulatory matters, both in Colorado and nationwide. Padraic has a broad financing practice, including experience with municipal bond work, bank loans, hedge fund structures, venture capital, and tax credit transactions. Padraic is former special counsel to the City and County of Denver on financing matters, where he represented the City and County on an approximate $400.0 million bond financing to renovate the National Western Center, and he serves as outside counsel to an environmental and construction firm.
Padraic’s practice also includes significant work with Indian tribes and in the tribal gaming industry, where he represents tribal governments and agencies, gaming commissions, developers, investors, lenders, banks, landowners, and others. He has worked on over twenty-five Indian gaming projects in twenty different states, and has been involved in well over $1.0 billion in casino financings. Padraic also recently represented a tribal government in establishing a $150.0 million tribal-owned and operated investment fund. He has also closed several alternative financings, including New Markets Tax Credit and Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions.
Padraic also has litigation and appellate experience in courts throughout the United States, including recent work in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Padraic began his legal career in Washington D.C. and has worked for large law firms in Los Angeles and Denver. Padraic is admitted to the California and Colorado Bars, and to several Circuit Courts of Appeal, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Transactions, Financings, and Regulatory Matters