Martina provides counsel to governmental entities and underwriters in connection with tax-exempt and taxable debt issues.  She has represented consortia of local governments before the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Colorado: District of Colorado

Civic Involvement

  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Volunteer
  • Denver Great Kids Head Start Board Member
  • Law School Yes We Can Mentor

Distinctions

  • Law Week Colorado, 2016 Up and Coming Lawyer, Law Week Colorado
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2017 Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer

Education & Honors

  • University of Colorado, J.D., 2013
    • Member, National Moot Court Team
    • Production Editor, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law
  • Harvard University, M.Ed., Arts in Education and Policy, 2006
  • Rice University, B.A., Art History and Anthropology, 2005

Experience

  • Serves as bond counsel, special counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel in connection with a wide range of financings, including general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, sales tax revenue bonds, enterprise revenue bonds, tax increment revenue bonds, lease purchase transactions, and letters of credit.
  • Serves as appellate counsel to consortia of local governments on matters impacting public finance policy.    
  • Served as special counsel to the City and County of Denver in the issuance of the Denver Downtown Development Authority’s $197 million Tax Increment Revenue Loan to refinance debt originally incurred to finance the redevelopment of Denver Union Station.  The transaction saved the City approximately $10 million. 
  • Served as associate general counsel to the Denver Union Station Project Authority in the refinancing of its Department of Transportation Loans, the proceeds of which were used to finance the redevelopment of Denver Union Station. 
  • Served as bond counsel to the Regional Transportation District in the issuance of its Sales Tax Revenue Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $119 million.  The Bonds refinanced a portion of the RTD FasTracks project and saved the District approximately $18 million.
  • Served as special counsel to Mancos Library District in connection with the execution and delivery of a Lease Purchase Agreement to refinance outstanding certificates of participation. 
  • Provided election advice to Aurora Public Schools in connection with its ballot measure to approve the issuance of debt to finance capital improvements to school facilities.  Following a successful election, served as bond counsel to the District in the issuance of its General Obligation Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $200 million.  The proceeds of the Bonds were used to complete the school improvements contemplated in the ballot measure.     
  • Served as special counsel to several municipalities, including the City of Durango, the City of Burlington, the Town of Crested Butte, and the Town of Nucla in the execution and delivery of each of their respective loans with the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.  
  • Served as counsel to the underwriter of certificates of participation executed and delivered by the Colorado Department of Transportation to finance the costs of acquisition and construction of administrative and maintenance facilities.  
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “Incorporating Your iPad Into Your Legal Practice,” CLE Presentation (June 2014).
  • Author, “Challenges for Emerging Art Forms Under the Visual Artists Rights Act,” 11 J. on Telecomm. and High Tech. L. 351, 433 (2013).
  • Author, “Community Art in Higher Education,” 8 Teaching Artist Journal 207, 249 (2010).