Doc Bodensteiner

Office Denver, CO

Doc Bodensteiner is a leading transactional lawyer who has successfully completed hundreds of deals in the media industry and other sectors.  He advises public and private companies and investors on mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings and other transactions and corporate matters.  He is a results-oriented lawyer focused on adding business value.  His notable transactions include representing iHeartMedia and Emmis Communications in numerous matters, in addition to transactions for NBCUniversal and other industry leaders.

Representative Engagements
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. in numerous matters, including its:
    • exchange of radio stations in multiple markets in connection with the CBS/Entercom merger
    • $119 million acquisition of Metro Traffic, the national traffic business of Westwood One, then a Gores Group company
    • $5 billion sale and exchange of radio stations in connection with the largest-ever radio merger
    • acquisition of hundreds of radio stations to build the nation’s premier national radio group
    • divestitures of radio stations to dozens of buyers for strategic and regulatory purposes
  • Emmis Communications in numerous matters, including its:
    • $60 million sale of St. Louis radio stations to two separate buyers
    • $82.75 million sale of a Los Angeles radio station to Meruelo Group
    • the acquisition and sale of multiple magazine publishing businesses
    • $1.24 billion sale of 16 television stations to seven separate buyers
    • $110 million Los Angeles radio station programming and purchase option transactions with Grupo Radio Centro
    • $96 million New York programming and intellectual property sale transactions with ESPN and YMF Media
  • NBCUniversal and other television group owners in channel sharing agreements made in connection with the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction
  • University of Southern California in its acquisition of radio stations for its public radio network
  • Brigham Young University in its acquisition of a radio station for its BYUradio programming
  • Western Pacific Broadcast in its sale of a television station to RNN
  • KRBK LLC in its sale of a television station to Nexstar Broadcasting
  • Meredith Corporation, in its acquisition of television stations in multiple markets
  • Leading media companies in national deals, including:
    • CBS, Fox and other television group owners in a spectrum relocation transaction with Sprint for hundreds of stations
    • the HD Radio conversion transaction with iBiquity Digital involving 21 leading broadcast groups and thousands of stations
    • a transaction with Google Inc. to create an automated advertising system for 675 radio stations
  • Barnstable Corporation in numerous matters, including its:
    • $252 million sale of 19 radio stations in various markets to six separate buyers
    • $145 million term, revolving and incremental loan facility with a syndicate of lenders, including Bank of Montreal, Wells Fargo Bank, SunTrust Bank and General Electric Capital Corporation
  • Other companies and investors in numerous credit facilities and other debt and equity financings and investment transactions
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  • Recognized in Best Lawyers for Communications Law (2021 – 2024)
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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • Nevada, 1986
  • J.D. with Honors, George Washington University Law School, 1986
  • B.S., University of Nevada, 1983