Daniel C. Lynch: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Daniel C. Lynch

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone(303) 292-7875

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Credit Enhancement
  • State Tax and Spending Limitations
  • Workouts and Bankruptcy in Public Finance
  • Derivatives and Investment Products
  • Swaps and Hedges
  • General Governmental
  • Hotels and Convention Centers
  • Redevelopment and Urban Renewal
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Health Care Finance
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Charter Schools
  • New Money and Refunding Financings
  • Transportation
  • Airports
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Issuer's Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • Bank Loans
  • General Obligation
  • Lease-Purchase and Certificates of Participation
  • Letters of Credit and Liquidity Facilities
  • P3s -- Public-Private Partnerships
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Tax-Increment Financing
University Georgetown University, A.B., 1970
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1973 Georgetown Journal of International Law
Admitted1973, Colorado and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships and Affiliations

American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers (member since its founding in 1979); Colorado Municipal Bond Dealers Association (associate member)

BornDenver, Colorado, October 17, 1948

Mr. Lynch is a partner in the Denver office of Kutak Rock LLP. He has practiced public finance law in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region continuously since 1973. He serves as bond counsel to municipalities, counties and other local government issuers and has an extremely broad range of experience in the roles of bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, counsel to lenders and trustees and in other capacities for virtually every type of state and local government finance transaction in the region. He was one of the first lawyers in the region to prepare an official statement under the original MFOA (now GFOA) disclosure guidelines for a municipal bond issue.

Mr. Lynch is a widely known authority on TABOR, Colorado's tax limitation measure, and was the Co-chair of the Colorado Municipal League TABOR Technical Review Committee from 1992 to 2003. He was actively involved in several major pieces of TABOR litigation and is the only Colorado bond counsel who has personally argued a TABOR case before the Colorado Supreme Court, having successfully argued the landmark case of Aurora v. Acosta. That case established the substantial compliance standard applicable to elections under TABOR and provided the first definitive ruling on the constitutional notice requirements applicable in mail ballot elections under TABOR. It also confirmed the right of the voters in local communities to exempt, or de-Bruce, particular categories of revenues from TABOR limits. It is estimated that this part of the Acosta decision is currently being followed by over 200 Colorado municipalities and numerous other local government units.

• Bond counsel for approximately $600,000,000 of revenue bond financings for one of the most innovative municipal water financings recently undertaken in the United States. The largest of these issues was named a Bond Buyer Deal of the Year in 2007.
• Instrumental in several infill development projects and military base conversions.
• Experienced with the negotiation and restructuring of municipal financings utilizing variable rate and derivative features.
• Active in the financing of rural critical access hospitals in Colorado.


April 16, 2014 Kutak Rock Litigators Represent the City of Aurora in Successful Lawsuit Dismissal
Kutak Rock attorneys Dan Lynch, Tom Snyder and Michael Frandina successfully represented the City of Aurora, Colorado in a lawsuit filed by 11 Colorado hotel owners against the City's involvement with the Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center.

November 9, 2010 Super Lawyers Chooses Kutak Rock Western Attorneys

July 28, 2010 Dodd-Frank's Effects on Municipal Securities


May 20, 2013 SEC Addresses Potential Liability of Public Officials With Regard to Secondary Market Disclosure Obligations
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Daniel C. Lynch

1801 California Street
DenverCO 80202-2658


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