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Lynn P. Hendrix

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Denver

Tel

1 303 866 0460

Fax

1 303 335 3760
hendrix@bryancave.com
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Lynn P. Hendrix

Partner


Denver



1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100
Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone:

1 303 866 0460

Fax:

1 303 335 3760

email:

hendrix@bryancave.com

Lynn Hendrix is a partner in the Denver office. Mr. Hendrix maintains a multi-disciplinary transactional practice relating to a variety of types of property and industries, with particular emphasis on energy and natural resources law, intellectual property law (including trade secrets, copyrights, patents and trademarks) and finance and lending law. Mr. Hendrix also counsels clients, from individuals to large corporations, on general commercial and corporate law. The breadth and depth of Mr. Hendrix’s practice allows him to bring unique ideas, concepts and solutions to transactions and business relationships. Since 1978, Mr. Hendrix has represented clients in virtually all types of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, alliances, ventures and other commercial transactions.

Mr. Hendrix's energy and natural resources practice includes mergers, acquisitions and financing, as well as day-to-day business matters, primarily in the oil and gas and mining industries. These matters have involved both producing and nonproducing properties, gas plants, refineries, transportation and gathering systems and facilities and exploration and production activities. Mr. Hendrix also is involved in alternative energy projects, including ethanol, wind and synthetic fuel.

Mr. Hendrix's intellectual property law practice emphasizes transactional aspects, not only in connection with energy and natural resources, but also software, computer technology and the Internet as well as a variety of other technologies and processes. Mr. Hendrix is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has negotiated major software and hardware contracts related to operations in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim, including supply agreements, development agreements, integration agreements, license agreements, service-level agreements and strategic alliances. He has also been in charge of significant trademark programs involving most of South America and parts of Europe, as well as the United States.

Mr. Hendrix has represented banks, borrowers and investors in a variety of lending and other finance transactions, with a particular expertise in financing involving energy and natural resources and intellectual property.

Mr. Hendrix also devotes significant time to representing clients in general, commercial and corporate transactions in a variety of industries, and has significant experience in matters involving real property laws and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Professional Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - President, 2006–2007; Trustee for Life
  • Colorado Bar Association - Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Chair 2000–2001; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
  • American Bar Association - Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Committee, Chair 1994–1995; Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources Law; Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Technology Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Montana Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • "Lawyer of the Year" in Oil and Gas Law by Best Lawyers in America®

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, listed for over 12 years (various years in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Native American Law, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law and Information Technology Law)

  • Chambers USA, 2013-2014

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2008–2014

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5

  • Who's Who in Energy, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Pittsburgh Business Journals

  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America

  • Fortune Magazine, Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

  • IP Law and Business, Top Lawyer

  • 5280 Magazine, 2011 & 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager

  • Denver Business Journal’s Power Book, Top Ten Newsmaker

  • Colorado Energy Coalition

  • University of Colorado-Denver, School of Business - Adjunct Professor, 2011–2014

  • University of Colorado-Denver, School of Business - Board of Advisors

  • JPMorgan Center for Commodities - Advisory Council

  • University of Nebraska, College of Law - Law College Council, Executive Committee

  • University of Colorado Law School  Energy Innovation Advisory Board

  • Girls Club of Denver, Director and Secretary, 1985–1993

  • The Remember Foundation, President, 2006–2012; Director and Secretary, 2005

Lynn Hendrix is a partner in the Denver office. Mr. Hendrix maintains a multi-disciplinary transactional practice relating to a variety of types of property and industries, with particular emphasis on energy and natural resources law, intellectual property law (including trade secrets, copyrights, patents and trademarks) and finance and lending law. Mr. Hendrix also counsels clients, from individuals to large corporations, on general commercial and corporate law. The breadth and depth of Mr. Hendrix’s practice allows him to bring unique ideas, concepts and solutions to transactions and business relationships. Since 1978, Mr. Hendrix has represented clients in virtually all types of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, alliances, ventures and other commercial transactions.

Mr. Hendrix's energy and natural resources practice includes mergers, acquisitions and financing, as well as day-to-day business matters, primarily in the oil and gas and mining industries. These matters have involved both producing and nonproducing properties, gas plants, refineries, transportation and gathering systems and facilities and exploration and production activities. Mr. Hendrix also is involved in alternative energy projects, including ethanol, wind and synthetic fuel.

Mr. Hendrix's intellectual property law practice emphasizes transactional aspects, not only in connection with energy and natural resources, but also software, computer technology and the Internet as well as a variety of other technologies and processes. Mr. Hendrix is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has negotiated major software and hardware contracts related to operations in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim, including supply agreements, development agreements, integration agreements, license agreements, service-level agreements and strategic alliances. He has also been in charge of significant trademark programs involving most of South America and parts of Europe, as well as the United States.

Mr. Hendrix has represented banks, borrowers and investors in a variety of lending and other finance transactions, with a particular expertise in financing involving energy and natural resources and intellectual property.

Mr. Hendrix also devotes significant time to representing clients in general, commercial and corporate transactions in a variety of industries, and has significant experience in matters involving real property laws and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado, 1979

Montana, 1995

Nebraska, 1978

New York, 2000

Wyoming, 1993

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States District Courts for the District of Colorado and District of Nebraska

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 1978

University of Nebraska, B.S.E.E., 1973

Publications

  • “Intellectual Property Issues in Contracts for Goods and Services,” Oil and Gas Agreements:  Contracting for Goods, Services, and People, Paper No. 8 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fnd., May, 2013)
  • “Reserve Based Lending,” International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development and Investment, Paper No. 23b, Cartagena, Colombia (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fnd., Apr., 2013)
  • L. Hendrix & P. Clark, "Perfecting and Enforcing Liens and other Impediments to Lending in Indian Country," Natural Resource Development on Indian Lands, Paper No. 4 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., March, 2011)
  • P. Robinson & L. Hendrix, "Mechanics’, Materialmen’s and other Statutory Liens," 47 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn. J. 117 (2010); and Dealing with Financial Distress the Oil and Gas Industry, Paper No. 7 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., Feb., 2010)
  • "Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements: A Practical Guide," Oil and Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, Paper No. 7 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., April, 2009); and Paper No. 8 (etc. March, 2010)
  • "Intellectual Property Assessment and Risk Management," Strategic Risk Management, Paper No. 5 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., May, 2008)
  • S. Richardson & L. Hendrix, "The Unit Operating Agreement for Federal Exploratory Units," Oil & Gas Agreements: Joint Operations, Paper No. 13 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., March, 2008 & Dec., 2007)
  • L. Hendrix & P. Clark, "Perfecting and Enforcing Liens and other Impediments to Lending in Indian Country," Natural Resources Development in Indian Country, Paper No. 4 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., Nov., 2005)
  • "Use and Misuse of Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements," Oil & Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, Paper No. 5 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., May, 2004)
  • L. Hendrix & P. Hansen, "Dealing with Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions," 47 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 8-1 (2001)
  • L. Hendrix, P. Clark& A. Lane, "Nethics: The Lawyer in Cyberspace," Ethics in the New Millennium, Paper No. 8 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., Dec., 2000)
  • "Internethics: Ethical Considerations of the Internet and Other Modern Communication Technologies," 43 Rocky Mtn. L. Inst. 6-1 (1997)
  • "The New Model Unit Operating Agreement Forms: API and RMMLF -- Why Change the Rules in the Ninth Inning?," Onshore Pooling and Unitization, Paper No. 6 (Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn., Jan., 1997)
  • "Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements in the Natural Resources Industry," 38 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 21-1 (1992)
  • "Death of the Rule Against Perpetuities in Commercial Transactions," 21 Colo. Law. 475 (March, 1992)
  • "Perpetuities Rule All But Abolished in Commercial Transactions," Colo. Real Est. 1 (Sept., 1993)
  • L. Hendrix & S. Golding, "The Standard of Care in the Operation of Oil and Gas Properties: Does the Operator Owe a Fiduciary Duty to the Nonoperators?" 44 Oil and Gas Inst. 10-1 (S.W. Legal Fdn. (n/k/a Center for American and International Law) 1993)
  • L. Hendrix & W. Laughlin, "Employee v. Independent Contractor: The Distinctions and the Consequences to the Natural Resources Industry," 35 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 19-1 (1989)
  • "Minimum Stream Flows: The Legislative Alternatives," 57 Neb. L. Rev. 804 (1978)
  • "Lotteries: Small Church Raffles or Big Time Gaming?," 57 Neb. L. Rev. 175 (1978)

Speeches and Seminars

  • “Intellectual Property Issues in Contracts for Goods and Services,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements:  Contracting for Goods, Services, and People, May 2013
  • “Reserve Based Lending,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development and Investment, Cartagena, Colombia, Apr. 2013
  • "Perfecting and Enforcing Liens and other Impediments to Lending in Indian Country," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Natural Resource Development on Indian Lands, March 2011 (co-presented with P. Clark)
  • "Mechanics’, Materialmen’s and other Statutory Liens," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Dealing with Financial Distress the Oil and Gas Industry, February 2010 (co-presented with P. Robinson)
  • "Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements: A Practical Guide," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, April 2009
  • "Intellectual Property Assessment and Risk Management," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Strategic Risk Management, May 2008
  • "Use and Misuse of Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Oil & Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, May 2004
  • "Dealing with Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions," 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 2001 (co-presented with P. Hansen)
  • "Nethics: The Lawyer in Cyberspace," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Ethics in the New Millennium, December 2000 (co-presented with P. Clark and A. Lane)
  • "Internethics: Ethical Considerations of the Internet and Other Modern Communication Technologies," 43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 1997
  • "The New Model Unit Operating Agreement Forms: API and RMMLF -- Why Change the Rules in the Ninth Inning?," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Onshore Pooling and Unitization, January 1997
  • "The Standard of Care in the Operation of Oil and Gas Properties: Does the Operator Owe a Fiduciary Duty to the Nonoperators?" 44th Annual Oil and Gas Institute of the Southwest Legal Found., February 1993
  • "Employee v. Independent Contractor: The Distinctions and the Consequences to the Natural Resources Industry," 35th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 1989 (co-presented with W. Laughlin)
  • "Licensing of Intellectual Property," 8th Annual Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, CLE in Colorado, June 2008
  • "Law of Real Property," D.A.P.L. Rockies Landman Course, March 2008
  • "Inbound Technology Licenses," 6th Annual Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, CLE in Colorado, May 2006
  • "Responding to Auditors’ Requests for Information: Ethical and other Considerations," Colorado Bar Association, December 2003
  • "Security Interests in Intellectual Property and the Treatment of Licenses in Bankruptcy," Center for American and International Law, November 2003
  • "Revised Article 9 – Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks," Colorado Bar Association, April 2002
  • "Intellectual Property in Commercial Transactions," New Mexico Land Association Advanced Institute, September 2001
  • "Nethical Issues for Landmen," 47th Annual A.A.P.L. Conference, June 2001
  • "Lost in Cyberspace: Nethical Issues for Lawyers," Montana Bar Association, March 2001
  • "Nondisclosure, Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation in a Competitive Market," Annual Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy, October 2000
  • "Year 2000 and the Natural Resource Industry," Colorado Bar Association, Mineral Law Section, November 1998
  • "Identifying and Managing Your Year 2000 Risk," Denver Chamber of Commerce, October 1998
  • "Patent Law: The Basics," What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Patent Law, CLE in Colorado, October 1998
  • "U.S. and Latin American Intellectual Property: A Comparison," Technology Management Program, University College of the University of Denver, January 1998
  • "Internet and Modern Communication Technologies: Ethical and Legal Considerations," New Mexico Mining Law and Technology Conference, September 1997
  • "U.S. and Foreign Intellectual Property Rights: A Comparison," The International Leaders Council, June 1997
  • "Copyrights, Trademarks and the Law of The Internet," Rocky Mountain Internet Expo, October 1996
  • "U.S. and European Patent Law: A Comparison," World Trade Day '95 -- Window on Europe, World Trade Center, Denver, Colorado, May 1995
  • "Transfers of Technology and Information: Nationally and Internationally," 6th Annual Seminar of the Professional Landman’s Association of New Orleans, February, 1995
  • Co-Chair of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on "Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines: Wellhead to End User," January 1995
  • "Mexico's Intellectual Property Laws," Doing Business in Mexico Roundtable Series, World Trade Center, Denver, Colorado, July 1994
  • "Employee v. Independent Contractor: The Distinctions and the Consequences to the Natural Resources Industry," 1st Annual Seminar of the Professional Landman’s Association of New Orleans, January 1990
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - President, 2006–2007; Trustee for Life
    • Colorado Bar Association - Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Chair 2000–2001; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
    • American Bar Association - Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Committee, Chair 1994–1995; Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources Law; Section of Intellectual Property Law
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • International Technology Law Association
    • International Trademark Association
    • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
    • American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Denver Bar Association
    • Montana Bar Association
    • Nebraska Bar Association
    • New York Bar Association
    • Wyoming Bar Association

    Civic Involvement and Honors

    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Oil and Gas Law by Best Lawyers in America®
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, listed for over 12 years (various years in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Native American Law, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law and Information Technology Law)
    • Chambers USA, 2013-2014
    • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2008–2014
    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5

    • Who's Who in Energy, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Pittsburgh Business Journals
    • Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
    • Fortune Magazine, Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
    • IP Law and Business, Top Lawyer
    • 5280 Magazine, 2011 & 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager
    • Denver Business Journal’s Power Book, Top Ten Newsmaker
    • Colorado Energy Coalition
    • University of Colorado-Denver, School of Business - Adjunct Professor, 2011–2014
    • University of Colorado-Denver, School of Business - Board of Advisors
    • JPMorgan Center for Commodities - Advisory Council
    • University of Nebraska, College of Law - Law College Council, Executive Committee
    • University of Colorado Law School  Energy Innovation Advisory Board
    • Girls Club of Denver, Director and Secretary, 1985–1993
    • The Remember Foundation, President, 2006–2012; Director and Secretary, 2005

Education

  • University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 1978
  • University of Nebraska, B.S.E.E., 1973

Admissions

  • Montana, 1995
  • Nebraska, 1978
  • New York, 2000
  • Wyoming, 1993
  • Colorado, 1979
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the District of Colorado and District of Nebraska
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office