Knetsch, Jeffrey M.

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. 

Representative Matters
  • 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.

News & Events

Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union

Board of Directors, Colorado American Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors, Spark the Change Colorado

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 1982, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., 1978, with distinction, University of Virginia
  • Colorado
  • New York

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