Four decades of experience representing a diverse set of clients in corporate law. Trusted advisor on corporate governance issues. Takes a business-centered approach to legal advice.
Jeff Knetsch's practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, private equity and real estate fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and corporate restructurings and workouts. He also counsels clients on legal issues affecting public companies and their compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts and other corporate governance regulations.
With almost 40 years of experience, Jeff represents public and private companies in a variety of industries including investment funds, technology, real estate and osteopathic medical schools. Working with clients in an emerging industry, Jeff also helps cannabis companies navigate financing and contract issues. He is known for his ability to understand the ebb and flow of clients’ businesses, and he balances those needs and considerations when giving legal advice.
Jeff began his career in the New York offices of the law firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
Counsel to NRT Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp., in its acquisition of gaming ATM assets of U.S. Bank National Association.
Represented NRT Technologies in six recent acquisitions.
Counsel to Real Goods Solar in a $2.8M public offering of units, each unit consisting of one share of Series A 12.5% Mandatorily Convertible Preferred Stock, and one Series H Warrant to purchase approximately 181.8181 shares of Class A common stock.
Represented BCOM Investment Partners, LLC in its equity private placement and secured note financing to finance a for-profit medical school.
Represented a regional real estate development firm in formation of a $100 million real estate investment fund.
Represented Global Employment Holdings, Inc. in a $120 million recapitalization and public shell merger.
Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union
Board of Directors, Colorado American Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors, Spark the Change Colorado
SEC Amends Accredited Investor DefinitionBrownstein Client Alert, August 28, 2020
More Coronavirus Updates from the SEC
Brownstein Client Alert, March 31, 2020
SEC Provides Guidance on Proxy Rules Related to Annual Meetings in Light of Coronavirus
Brownstein Client Alert, March 16, 2020
SEC Addresses Impact of Coronavirus Threat on Disclosure ObligationsBrownstein Client Alert, March 6, 2020
Three Notable Developments for Cryptocurrency Firms Portend Future Regulatory Enforcement ActionsBrownstein Client Alert, September 13, 2018
SEC Adopts New Rules Regulating Crowdfunding for SecuritiesBrownstein Client Alert, November 9, 2015
Court Rejects “Merger Tax” Litigation Settlements That Benefit Primarily Plaintiffs’ Attorneys and Plaintiffs Who Do Not Represent Shareholder InterestsBrownstein Client Alert, Feb. 10, 2015
Reminder to NYSE and NASDAQ Companies to Comply with Dodd-Frank Act Compensation Committee Requirements and Certify ComplianceBrownstein Client Alert, October 13, 2014
Client Alert: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ActBrownstein Client Alert, July 27, 2010
Client Alert: Supreme Court Declares Provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Unconstitutional - Ruling Does Not Change Companies' Obligations Under the ActBrownstein Client Alert, June 28, 2010
Client Alert: Reminder to Comply with the SEC's New E-Proxy Rules During the 2009 Proxy SeasonBrownstein Client Alert, April 8, 2009
A Uniform Rule of Reason for Horizontal and Vertical Price RestraintsSouthern California Law Review
Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2021
Chambers USA, 2004-2012
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2009
Executive Editor, Southern California Law Review, University of Southern California Law School
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
New York Bar Association