Jason Brenkert
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Jason Brenkert

Partner
brenkert.jason@dorsey.com
Denver P +1 (303) 352-1133 F +1 (303) 629-3450

Overview

JASON ASSISTS CLIENTS IN RAISING FUNDS THROUGH CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND PROVIDING ADVICE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, GENERAL CORPORATE LAW AND PUBLIC COMPANY DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS.

Jason represents companies, underwriters, agents and investors. He counsels both domestic and foreign public companies with respect to U.S. securities laws, corporate governance matters, periodic reporting obligations, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, takeover defense, and access to foreign capital markets.

Jason has extensive experience in counseling foreign companies and institutions engaging in cross-border mergers and acquisitions or seeking to access public and private financial markets in the United States, including listing on U.S. stock exchanges and conducting securities offerings under the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), Rule 144A, Regulation S, Regulation D and Regulation A.

Education & Admissions

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2004), Hale Moot Court Honors Program

University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A., Political Science & Philosophy, 2000)

Admissions

  • California
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Represented an Alaska native corporation in the acquisition of two technology companies with operations in Texas (March 2015)
  • Represented a Canadian biotech corporation in $20 million At-the-Market Facility (October 2014)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation in a Cdn$6.2 million U.S. initial public offering (August 2014)
  • Represented a Delaware mining corporation with operations in Montana, Idaho and Nevada in its acquisition of a Canadian mining corporation with operations in Nevada (August 2014)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation with operations in Nevada in a $25 million bought deal common share offering (July 2014)
  • Represented an underwriter in a $173 million equity offering of Canadian mining corporation with operations in Africa (March 2014)
  • Represented a Canadian biotech corporation in a $25 million Share Purchase Agreement (February 2014)
  • Represented a Nevada uranium mining corporation with operations in Wyoming in a $20 million At-the-Market Equity Offering (November 2013)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation in its Cdn$69.4 million acquisition by a Canadian mining corporation (August 2013)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation with operations in Australia in a $15 million equity financing (December 2012)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation in a $70 million preferred equity financing (December 2012)
  • Represented a Canadian mining corporation in its $1.5 billion acquisition by a Canadian mining corporation (March 2012)

News & Resources

Articles

SEC Staff provides Guidance for Public Companies on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Guide to Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange
California Adopts Emergency Cannabis Regulations for Licensing Beginning on January 1, 2018
SEC Provides Further Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure
NYSE Rule Change Requires Ten Minutes Advance Notice of Public Announcement of Dividends or Stock Distributions
Foreign Private Issuer Calculation Date for Calendar Year-End Foreign Issuers is June 30, 2017
Gender Pay Gap Reporting for Companies with More Than 250 Employees in Great Britain
SEC Issues Final Rules to Make JOBS Act Inflation Adjustments and Amendments to Forms and Rules to Accommodate Emerging Growth Companies
SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle
Senate Banking Committee Focused on Deregulation
Understanding the SEC’s Proposed New Mining Disclosure Rules: Questions and Answers
SEC Proposes Updated Mining Disclosure Rules ― Industry Guide 7 to be Eliminated
Déjà Vu ― SEC Proposes “New” Rules for Disclosure of Government Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
SEC Issues Final Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure
SEC Issues Proposed Rules for Clawback Policies and Related Disclosure
SEC Staff Issues New Interpretation on Regulation S Resales, Benefiting Investors in Foreign Issuers
“OTCQX Listing Guide for Canadian Issuers” (co-authors, Kenneth Sam, Christopher Doerksen and Jason Brenkert) published by OTC Markets
“CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: Drilling Down on the Proposed Rules”
CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: Drilling Down on the Proposed Rule
“SEC delays XBRL Compliance for Foreign Private Issuers that Prepare Financial Statements in Accordance with IFRS”
“OTCQX Listing Guide for Canadian Issuers” (co-authors, Kenneth Sam, Christopher Doerksen and Jason Brenkert) published by OTC Markets

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Recognized by Global Law Experts in 11 Practice Areas
Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law

Select Presentations

  • Investor Relations Support Seminar, Denver Gold Group, Presentation, “An IR Baseline for Regulatory Compliance”, Toronto (June 2014)
  • Improving American Mining Competitiveness, Denver Gold Group, Presentation, “Benefits for Mining Companies Trading Publicly on American Markets”, Denver (December 2011)
  • Modern Energy Forum 2011, Geopolitical Panel, Moderator (September 2011)
  • OTCQX Listing Workshop for Canadian Issuers, Toronto (February 2011)
  • Short Course on Financing & New Energy Finance Series, Denver, TSX Panelist (May 2010)
  • TSX Group U.S. Road Show, Denver and Atlanta Panel Participant (2008)
  • American Stock Exchange Listing and Continued Listing Compliance, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and AMEX. Vancouver, BC (June 2007)

Accolades

  • Listed as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2014, 2016
  • Recognized by Global Law Experts as “Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year in Colorado – 2016” 
  • Finalist, "Up and Coming Stars," Law Week Colorado, 2009
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