Erin McCrady

Erin McCrady

Partner, Missoula Office Head
Missoula P +1 (406) 329-5585 F +1 (406) 543-0863 Seattle P +1 (206) 903-8800 F +1 (206) 903-8820



Erin is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance and Public Finance practice groups.

In her corporate practice, Erin works with start-ups, emerging growth and publicly traded companies. She advises on a wide range of equity financing matters, including friends & family, angel, venture capital and other strategic finance transactions, as well as public offerings and other private placement transactions. She has extensive experience advising both domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters on public and private debt securities offerings, including high yield, investment grade and convertible debt, and on tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and other debt restructuring matters. In addition, Erin represents clients on mergers and acquisitions/dispositions (M&A), general business, contract and corporate governance matters, and securities law compliance. Her experience spans a range of industries, including technology, healthcare, oil & gas and mining.

In her public finance practice, Erin acts as bond counsel for state and local governments, conduit issuers, economic development authorities, universities, hospitals and other 501(c)(3) organizations. She also represents underwriters, banks and financial institutions on a wide range of public finance transactions. Erin regularly advises on securities law compliance and disclosure matters and tax matters.

Erin joined Dorsey in 2010 and is head of the Firm’s Missoula office. Prior to that she was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Los Angeles) and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (New York City and Silicon Valley).

Education & Admissions

Syracuse University (J.D., 1999), summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Syracuse Law Review

University of Washington (B.A., 1995)


  • Washington
  • Montana
  • New York
  • California


Representative Matters

Recent Corporate Finance Matters:

  • SSR Mining Inc. Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $200 million of convertible notes
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of $300 million secured second lien high yield notes and $600 million unsecured high yield notes
  • Canopy Growth Corporation Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $500 million of convertible notes
  • First Majestic Silver Corp. Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $150 million of convertible notes
  • goeasy Ltd. Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of high yield notes aggregating $1.025 billion
  • Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of high yield notes aggregating $1.5 billion and related A/B exchange offers
  • Golden Star Resources Ltd. Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $65 million of convertible notes
  • IAMGOLD Corporation Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $650 million of high yield notes
  • Lightstream Resources Ltd. Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of high yield notes aggregating $1.5 billion
  • Banro Corporation Rule 144A/Reg S offering of 175,000 units consisting of $175 million secured high yield notes and warrants to purchase common stock
  • RightNow Technologies Rule 144A offering of $200 million of convertible notes

Recent Public Finance Matters:

  • Bond counsel to The Board of Regents of the State of Montana on multiple issuances of new money and refunding revenue bonds for the University of Montana and Montana State University
  • Bond counsel to the Montana Facility Finance Authority on multiple hospital and health care debt financings, including St. Peter’s Hospital, Bozeman Health, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Community Medical Center, Big Horn Hospital, Glendive Medical Center, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Billings Clinic, Marias Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Underwriters counsel on multiple hospital and health care financings, including Vail Valley Medical Center, Boulder Community Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital Authority, National Jewish Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Benefis Health System
  • Bond counsel to the numerous cities, counties and economic development authorities on a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond, leasing and other finance transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, certificates of participation (COPs), airport and other private activity bonds, economic development projects, tax increment financing, and bank placements

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • Tax Increment Financing Workshop – Tax Increment Bonds (2014)
  • Montana Municipal Institute for Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers – Understanding Bonds, Covenants and Reserves (2013)
  • Tax Increment Financing Workshop – Principles of Tax Increment Financing (2012)
  • MSAWWA-MWEA Joint Conference – Nuts and Bolts of Paying for Public Works Projects (2012)

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Creative Industries
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers


Chambers USA 2021 Ranked in Chambers USA 2020 Erin McCrady  Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  
Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual    

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2016-2021
Erin McCrady