Burleson LLP has added two oil and gas attorneys to its practice in Denver, CO. Adam Veltri has joined Burleson LLP as partner in charge of the Denver office. Energy lawyer John Chadd will join the Denver office as partner. He will focus on corporate finance and manage the Denver oil and gas title practice. Both attorneys join the firm from Steptoe & Johnson.
Veltri, who headed Steptoe & Johnson’s oil and gas practice in Denver, has more than 25 years of experience in commercial transactions and corporate finance, and concentrates his practice on the oil and gas industry. He has advised a variety of oil and gas companies and investment firms on issues related to acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and operations. He has also held senior management positions with two E&P companies, focusing on oil and gas title examination, joint ventures, exploration and development agreements, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, and credit agreements.
Chadd’s experience spans more than a decade and includes energy finance, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas operations, oil and gas title examination, and due diligence. He has represented lenders and borrowers in senior and mezzanine credit facilities secured by oil and gas properties, advised start-ups, and worked closely with operators on day-to-day matters including acquisitions, divestitures, leasing, farmouts, and a variety of oilfield contracts.
Prior to his time at Steptoe & Johnson, Veltri spent 15 years with major New York City law firms handling high-profile clients, such as JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany (summa cum laude) and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chadd earned his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and his law degree from Northwestern University.