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Kenneth S. Witt

Partner

An experienced corporate and securities attorney, Ken represents institutional clients, as well as energy and technology companies in institutional investments, public securities work, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. 

Called “business friendly” by his clients, Ken emphasizes quality, value and results. His work for his clients runs the gamut: from assisting a leading commercial bank with private equity and venture capital fund investments to public securities and M&A work to representation of technology clients that are developing cutting-edge blockchain, encryption, AI, software, semiconductor and medical technology solutions.

Speaking Engagements
  • "Offering Digital Tokens Under Reg A+: Blockstack as a Fundraising Template for Blockchain Businesses" Strafford CLE Webinar, November 2019 (co-presenter) 
  • "Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies," Select Topics in Technology Transactions Law for Corporate Counsel, Kutak Rock CLE, Omaha, November 2019 (presenter) 
  • "Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Showcase," Denver, September 2019 (panel moderator)
  • "The Crypto-Craze and Blockchain Blues," Protecting Corporate Interests from the Inside, Kutak Rock CLE, Kansas City, June 2019 (presenter)
  • “Private Placements: A View From the Courtroom,” Kutak Rock CLE, Omaha and Denver, April 2018 (presenter)
  • "Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Showcase," Denver, Colorado, September 2018 (panel moderator)
  • “Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Showcase,” Denver, Colorado, September 2017 (panel moderator)
  • Urban Land Institute Mexico Energy Reform Breakfast Part III, Mexico City, September 2015 (panel moderator)
 Publications
  • "Telegram's ICO is in a "TON" of Trouble: Another High-profile Enforcement Action from the SEC," Client Alert, October 14, 2019 (co-author) 
  • “Launch of Binance US Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Crypto Market,” Cointelegraph, September 30, 2019 (quoted)
  • “The SEC Agrees That an Eighth-Grader’s ‘Quarters’ Tokens Are Not Securities,” Client Alert, July 26, 2019 (co-author)
  • “The SEC Clears an ICO Under Regulation A+: Blockstack Holds the First Regulated Token Offering,” Client Alert, July 16, 2019 (co-author)
  • “SEC and FINRA Issue Joint Statement on Broker-Dealer Custody of Digital Asset Securities,” Client Alert, July 11, 2019 (co-author)
  • “Digital Assets as Securities under Federal Law: The SEC’s New Framework as Applied to Kik’s 2017 ICO,” Client Alert, June 6, 2019 (co-author)
  • “Crypto-Concerns: Initial Coin Offerings and the U.S. Securities Laws in the Wake of Aggressive SEC Enforcement Actions,” Denver Law Review, April 2019 (co-author)
Community Involvement
  • Leadership Program of the Rockies, Class of 2018 (graduate)
  • Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras (former board member and president)


Institutional Investment; Venture Capital and Technology
  • Representation of leading commercial bank in connection with multiple private fund investments, including venture capital, private equity and SBIC funds. 
  • Representation of technology client in connection with strategic alliance with international semiconductor firm, including an exclusive, world-wide license for chip memory technology.
  • Representation of international medical technology firm in connection with venture financing and organization.
  • Representation of clean energy developer in national shared solar program for multi-family housing.
  • Tax and corporate assistance to non-U.S. family office in restructuring of U.S. venture investment.
  • Representation of non-U.S. investor in connection with numerous U.S. venture capital fund investments.
  • Representation of U.S. financial institution in connection with numerous venture capital investments.
Securities & M&A
  • Representation of real estate developer in multiple private placements.
  • Registered direct and at-the-market public offerings for oil and gas exploration and production ("E&P") company. 
  • Takedowns of common stock and warrants from S-3 shelf registration by E&P company and 1934 Act filings and reporting.
  • Debt/equity exchange for publicly-held oil and gas company.
  • Representation of publicly-held seller of oil and gas assets in North Dakota.
  • Representation of seller of oilfield services subsidiary to private-equity-backed buyer.
  • Representation of independent E&P company in $200 million universal shelf public offering, resale registrations on Form S-3 and 1934 Act filings and reporting.
  • Reverse merger acquisition by energy services firm and related public securities work.

  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV (Preeminent)" Rating