Braden W. Johnson

Associate

Direct: 801.257.7978
Email:
EDUCATION
  • 2015, J.D., University of Colorado Law School; Deans List; Associate Editor, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review; Recipient, John and Cynthia Schultz Wildcatter Full Scholarship; Recipient, Public Service Pledge Award

  • 2012, B.A., Brigham Young University, Political Science; Freelance Editor, J. Reuben Clark Law School's International Center for Law and Religious Studies; Student-Author, Brigham Young University Prelaw Review Journal

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • 2015Colorado

  • 2016Utah

  • Utah Supreme Court

  • Colorado Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tomorrow's Leaders Utah; Board Member, Utah and Idaho Chapter (2018)

  • Needs Beyond Medicine, Board of Directors (2017-2019)

CLERKSHIPS
  • United States Department of Justice, Denver, CO

  • United States Department of Labor, Denver, CO

Braden W. Johnson

Associate

Direct: 801.257.7978
Email:

Braden is a member of Parr Brown’s Business and Finance, Bankruptcy, Workouts and Creditors’ Rights, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate groups. He focuses his practice in commercial debt and equity transactions.

Braden has worked with top national banks and private lenders in closing sophisticated real estate, commercial, securities, and asset backed loans. He also has experience in workouts, mezzanine financing, tribal lending and public finance. Braden is involved in all stages of the lending process, including due diligence, loan documentation, negotiation, closing, post-closing issues and loan modifications. With this experience, Braden has developed a knowledge of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, mechanics liens and the state construction registry, inter-creditor relationships, loan forbearance, commercial leasing, SBA lending, syndications, title insurance, tax advantaged financing, lending to estate planning vehicles and nonprofit entities, and much more.

Braden has also helped individuals and entities complete commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. Working within the stringent requirements of national banks has helped Braden develop unique insights into the best practices in corporate organization, governance, and action.

Prior to joining the firm, Braden worked for Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Braden is a member of the Utah and Colorado State Bar. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from University of Colorado School of Law, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University.

Braden’s Representative Transactions:

  • Analyzed due diligence in a $300mm merger in which 35 subsidiaries merged into a parent entity
  • Drafted and negotiated loan documents in a $150mm acquisition of 20 office buildings in Denver, CO
  • Represented a national bank issuing a $125mm term loan secured by 19 properties across six states
  • Participated in a debt restructure for a skilled nursing company with $50mm in debt spread among four lenders
Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • A Lawyer Walks into a Dataroom: Getting the most from your Dealsite
    Author, March 2020
  • Author, Utah Banker (Issue 2.2018)
  • Author, Gamm Justice Award Writing Competition, unpublished (February 2015)
  • Presenter, Boulder Startup Week (May 15, 2014)
  • Author, The New Jurist (January 2014)
  • Author, The New Jurist (January 2013)
  • Author, 26 Brigham Young University Prelaw Review 55 (2012)
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Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • A Lawyer Walks into a Dataroom: Getting the most from your Dealsite
    Author, March 2020
  • Author, Utah Banker (Issue 2.2018)
  • Author, Gamm Justice Award Writing Competition, unpublished (February 2015)
  • Presenter, Boulder Startup Week (May 15, 2014)
  • Author, The New Jurist (January 2014)
  • Author, The New Jurist (January 2013)
  • Author, 26 Brigham Young University Prelaw Review 55 (2012)