Kenneth G. Sam
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Kenneth G. Sam

Partner
sam.kenneth@dorsey.com
Denver P +1 (303) 629-3445 F +1 (416) 367-7371 Toronto P +1 (416) 367-7370 F +1 (416) 367-7371

Overview

AS A TRUSTED LEGAL ADVISOR TO CLIENTS FOR THEIR TRANSACTIONAL AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEEDS, KEN STRIVES TO UNDERSTAND CLIENT GOALS AND APPLY REAL-WORLD BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO CAPITAL MARKETS, M&A AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE.

Ken is a member of the firm's Business and Corporate practice groups and the Canadian Cross-Border practice and the co-chair of our Mining Industry Group Practice. He has significant experience representing clients in the mining, energy and natural resources industries and has experience representing clients with technology, e-commerce, telecommunications and food industries. His practice concentrates in the areas of corporate finance, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. Ken is a leading international corporate finance attorney, who represents companies, underwriters, agents and investors.

A major portion of his practice is devoted to counseling foreign companies and institutions with respect to public and private financings and securities law compliance issues, including preparation and review of periodic reports, as well as mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense and other related issues.

Ken is also the firm's principal contact for listings on the OTCQX.

Education & Admissions

Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 1997), cum laude
Regent Scholar

University of Colorado at Denver (M.S., Marketing, 1993)

University of Colorado at Denver (B.S., Business Administration, 1991), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Law Society of Upper Canada

Experience

Representative Transactions

Capital Markets Experience
Issuer Representations

  • Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE;TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Eldorado Gold Corporation, a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Eldorado Gold is a Canadian low-cost gold producer with over 20 years of experience building and operating gold mines in Europe, Asia and South America. Dorsey represented Eldorado Gold in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT) in 2003, and subsequent graduation to the NYSE in 2009. Dorsey represented Eldorado Gold in connection with several financing transactions, including in US$600 million 144A Bond Offering (2012); Cdn$186 million Common Share Offering (2006); Cdn$77 million Common Share Offering (2004); Cdn$62 million Unit Offering (2003) and Cdn$32 million Unit Offering (2002), and M& A transactions, including its $2.4 billion acquisition of European Goldfields Ltd. (2012).
  • Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE;TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Endearvour Silver Corp., a premier mid-tier silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has grown silver equivalent production from less than a million ounces to 11.4 million ounces in 2015. Endearvour operates three silver mines in Mexico. Dorsey represented Endeavour in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT) in 2007, and subsequent graduation to the NYSE in 2011. Dorsey represented Endeavour in connection with several financing transactions, including in up to $40 million At-the-Market Offering (2014); up to $16.5 million At-the-Market Offering (2015); Cdn$56.3 million Equity Offering (2010); Cdn$18.5 million Equity Offering (2009); Cdn$20.3 million Equity Financing (2009).
  • Vista Gold Corp. (NYSE-MKT; TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Vista Gold Corp., a gold project developer headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Vista Gold’s principal asset is its flagship Mt Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia. Dorsey represents Vista Gold in connection with its public company filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Dorsey represented Vista Gold in connection with several financing transactions, including a $17.3 million Equity Offering (August 2016); its $12.8 million disposition of Midas Gold Co. Equity (February 2014); a $11.5 million Equity Offering (2012); a $15 million Equity Financing (2012); a $29.7 million Equity Offering (2011); a $33.75 million Equity Offering (2010); and a $23 million Equity Offering (2009). Dorsey represented Vista Gold in connection with its spin-off of Midas Gold Co. in 2011. 
  • Alexco Resource Corp. (NYSE-MKT; TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Alexco Resource Corp., a Canadian exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Alexco owns owns the historic Keno Hill Silver District, located in Canada's Yukon Territory. The Bellekeno silver mine, one of the world's highest-grade silver mines with a production grade of up to 1,000 grams per tonne, commenced commercial production at the beginning of calendar year 2011 and was Canada's only operating primary silver mine from 2011 to 2013. Dorsey represented Alexco in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT). In addtion, Dorsey represented Alexco in connection with several financing transactions, in Cdn.$13 million Equity Offering (May 2016); Cdn$4 million Equity Offering (December 2015); Cdn$8.1 million Equity Offering (2014); Cdn$7 million Flow Through Equity Financing (2013); Cdn$41 million Equity Offering (2010); Cdn$25.725 million Equity Offering (2010); Cdn$9.5 million Flow Through Share Offering (December 2009); Cdn$6 million Equity Offering (2009); Cdn$7 million Equity Offering (2008).
  • Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX; NYSE-MKT): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Entrée Gold Inc., a Vancouver-based mineral resource company focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of base metal projects. One of Entrée’s core assets, the Ann Mason project in Nevada, is uniquely attractive in terms of size, exploration potential, development profile, and jurisdictional safety. In addition to Nevada, since 2002, Entrée has been a part of the immense Oyu Tolgoi mining complex in Mongolia. Dorsey represented Entrée Gold in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT). In addition, Dorsey reprsented Entrée Gold in connection with a number of capital markets transactions, including in a Cdn.$7 million Equity Offering (January 2017); Cdn$10 million Equity Offering (2013); Cdn$14.4 million Equity Offering (2011).
  • Exeter Resource Corporation (NYSE-MKT; TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Exeter Resource Corporation. Exeter, founded in 2003, is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties in the Americas. Exeter is focused on the exploration and development of the Caspiche copper gold porphyry project in the Maricunga District in Chile. Dorsey represented Exeter in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT). In addition, Dorsey reprsented Exeter in connection with a number of capital markets transactions, including in Cdn$50 million Equity Offering (2010); Cdn$50 million Equity Offering (2009); Cdn$29 million Equity Offering (2009).
  • Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX; OTCQX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd., a gold project producer headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. Golden Queen’s principal asset is its flagship property the 50% owned Soledad Mountain Project, a gold-silver project located is located 5 miles south of the town of Mojave in Kern County, southern California. The Soledad Mountain Project uses conventional open pit mining methods and the cyanide heap leach and Merrill-Crowe processes to recover gold and silver from crushed, agglomerated ore. Dorsey represents Golden Queen in connection with its public company filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and serves as Golden Queen’s Principal American Liason on the U.S. OTCQX. Dorsey represented Golden Queen in connection with several transactions, including a $16.1 million Equity Financing (August 2016); the amendments to a $37.5 million term loan and the $110 million Soledad Mountain Project joint venture transaction with Gauss LLC, a joint venture owned by Leucadia National Corporation and Auvergne, LLC. Golden Queen is publicly traded in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in the United States on the OTCQX.
  • Timberline Resources Corp. (OTCQB): Dorsey serves as legal counsel to Timberline Resources Corp., a gold exploration and development company focused in Nevada. Dorsey represented Timberline in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT). In addition, Dorsey reprsented Timberline in several transactions, including several Equity Financings in 2016 and 2015; a $1 million Bridge Loan (2014); $5 million Equity Offering (2011); Shelf Registration of $6.8 million Equity Offering (2009).
  • Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Nevada Copper Corp., a Canadian exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Nevada Copper owns 100% of the Pumpkin Hollow Copper Development Property located in Nevada, United States. Pumpkin Hollow is a large advanced stage development copper property with substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold, silver, as well as a large iron resource. Dorsey represented Nevada Copper in connection with several financing transactions, including a $20 million Bridge Loan Facility (2014); a $24 million Equipment Financing (2013); a $200 million Credit Facility (2013); a Cdn$65 million Equity Offering (2011); and a Cdn$23.675 million Equity Offering (2010). Nevada Copper is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. (TSX; OTCQB): Dorsey serves as United States legal counsel to Oncolytics Biotech, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses for use as cancer therapeutics in some of the most prevalent forms of the disease. Dorsey represented Oncolytics in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on NASDAQ. In addition, Dorsey reprsented Oncolytics in connection with several financing transactions, including in a $4.6 million At-The-Market Facility (February 2016); $20 million At-The-Market Facility (October 2014); $26 million At-The-Market Facility (February 2014); $32 million Equity Offering (February 2013); $21.3 million Equity Offering (February 2012); $25 million Equity Offering (November 2010); $12.75 million Equity Shelf Offering (November 2009); Cdn$6.9 million Equity Shelf Offering (May 2009); Cdn$12 million Unit Offering (February 2007); Cdn$16.48 million Unit offering (December 2005).
  • Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX; OTCQX): Dorsey serves as legal counsel to Corvus Gold Inc., a leading exploration and development company with the ultimate goal of becoming a non-operating gold producer with significant carried interest and royalty exposure. Dorsey assisted Corvus in connection with its registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the OTCQX. In addition, Dorsey represented Corvus in connection with several transactions, including a Cdn$2.7 million Equity Financing (July 2016); Cdn$2 million Equity Financing (September 2015); Cdn$4.5 million Equity Financing (February 2015); Cdn$6.2 million Registered Equity Offering (August 2014).
  • Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSE-MKT; TSX): Dorsey served as United States legal counsel to Uranerz Energy Corporation, a uranium producer with properties in Wyoming. Dorsey represented Uranerz in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the American Stock Exchange (now, NYSE-MKT) in 2006. Dorsey represented Uranerz in connection with several equity financing transactions, including in $12 million Registered Equity Offering (July 2014); $20 million State of Wyoming Loan Facility (November 2013); $20 million At-The-Market Equity Offering (December 2010); $20 million Equity Offering (October 2009). Uranerz was acquired by Energy Fuels Inc. in 2015.
  • SilverCrest Mines Inc. (NYSE-MKT; TSX): Dorsey served as United States legal counsel to SilverCrest Mines Inc., a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Dorsey represented Silvercrest in connection with its public company registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the NYSE-MKT in 2012 and several financing transactions, including $23 million Equity Financing (March 2014); $34.5 million Equity Offering (October 2012); and Cdn$30 million Equity Offering (May 2011). Dorsey served as SilverCrest’s United States legal counsel in connection with its acquisition by First Majestic Resource Corp. in 2015, a transaction valued in excess of $115,000,000.
  • Arizona Mining Inc. (TSX): Dorsey acted as US counsel to Arizona Mining in connection with a Cdn$36 million underwritten offering of common shares (December 2016).
  • Mitra Energy Inc. (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to Mitra in connection with a Cdn$53 million non-brokered private placement (November 2016).
  • Newcastle Gold Ltd. (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to Newcastle in connection with a Cdn$18.5 million bought deal offering of common shares (November 2016).
  • SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to SilverCrest in connection with a Cdn$10 million equity offering (November 2016).
  • Tintina Resources Inc. (TSXV): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel in to Tintina connection with a Cdn$6 million rights offering (November 2016).
  • JDL Gold Corp. (formerly known as Lowell Copper Ltd.)(TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel in to JDL connection with a Cdn$60 million subscription receipts offering (October 2016).
  • Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. special legal counsel to Copper Mountain in connection with a Cdn$7.5 million bought deal public offering (July 2016).
  • Canadian Zinc Corporation (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel in connection with a Cdn$10.2 million brokered placement (July 2016).
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel in connection with a Cdn$6 million brokered placement (July 2016).
  • Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSXV): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to Northern Vertex Mining Corp. in connection with a Cdn$7.2 million non-brokered private placement (July 2016).
  • RTG Mining Inc. (TSX): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to RTG in connection an approximately US$15 million in a private placement (July 2016).
  • Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSXV): Dorsey acted as U.S. legal counsel to Rye Patch Gold in connection with a Cdn$49 milliuon brokered private placement of subscription receipts (July 2016).

Underwriter Representation

BMO Capital Markets:

  • Counsel to BMO Capital Markets in $34.5 million Equity Offering by Golden Star Resources (August 2016) and $65.0 million convertible senior offering by Golden Star Resource (July 2016).
  • Counsel to BMO Capital Markets in At-the-Market offerings by Couer Mining, Inc. (2016).
  • Counsel to BMO Capital Markets in $173 million Equity Offering by Detour Gold (March 2014); $106 million Equity Offering by Detour Gold (December 2012); $277 million Equity Offering by Detour Gold (February 2012); Counsel to BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. in Cdn$427.6 million equity offering by Detour Gold (August 2011); Counsel to BMO Capital Markets, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and UBS Securities Canada in Cdn$500 million convertible debenture offering by Detour Gold (December 2010); and BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets in Cdn$282 million equity offering by Detour Gold (July 2010).

Haywood Securities Inc.:

  • Counsel to Haywood Securities Inc. and Agents in Cdn$15.2 million Equity Offering by Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (July 2016).
  • Counsel to Haywood Securities Inc. and Agents in Cdn$44.4 million Equity Offering by Coalspur Mines Limited (May 2011).
  • Counsel to Haywood Securities Inc. and Agents in Cdn$13.2 million Equity Offering by Mirasol Resources Ltd. (December 2011).

Canaccord Genuity Corp.:

  • Counsel to Canaccord Genuity Corp. in Cdn$40.4 million Equity Offering by Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (February 2013).

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • SilverCrest Mines Inc.: Counsel to SilverCrest Mines Inc. in connection with acquisition by First Majestic Resource Corp. in 2015.
  • JDL Gold Corp.: Counsel to JDL Gold Corp. (formerly known as Lowell Copper Ltd.) in connection with business combination by the Lowell, Anthem United Inc. and Gold Mountain Mining Corporation to create JDL Gold Corp., a new diversified gold and copper production and development company in 2016.
  • Timberline Resources Corporation: Counsel to Timberline Resources Corporation in acquisition of Wolfpack Gold (Nevada) Corp. (August 2014).
  • ISC, Inc.: Counsel to ISC, Inc. in combination to form Venture Tech, Inc. (August 2014).
  • RTG Mining Inc.: Counsel to RTG Mining Inc. in acquisition of Sierra Mining Limited (June 2014).
  • Crescent Point Energy (US) Corp.: Counsel to Crescent Point Energy (US) Corp. in $800 million acquisition of Ute Energy Upstream Holdings LLC (November 2012).
  • Esperanza Resources Corp.: Counsel to Esperanza Resources Corp. in Cdn$69.4 million acquisition by Alamos Gold Inc. (August 2013).
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation: Counsel to Eldorado Gold Corporation in $2.4 billion acquisition of European Goldfields Ltd. (February 2012).
  • Minefinders Corporation Ltd.: Counsel to Minefinders Corporation Ltd. in $1.5 billion acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp. (March 2012).
  • Pacific Rim Mining Corp.: Counsel to Pacific Rim Mining Corp. in acquisition by OceanaGold Corporation (November 2013).

News & Resources

Articles

California Opens Applications for Temporary Cannabis Licenses
Guide to Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange
California Adopts Emergency Cannabis Regulations for Licensing Beginning on January 1, 2018
Compensation to Newsletter Writers Must Be Disclosed
Compensation to Newsletter Writers Must Be Disclosed
The Danger of Paying Finder’s Fees to Unregistered Broker-Dealers
Regulation A+ Cheat Sheet
SEC Publishes Staff Interpretations on New Regulation A+
“OTCQX Listing Guide for Canadian Issuers” (co-authors, Kenneth Sam, Christopher Doerksen and Jason Brenkert) published by OTC Markets
Dorsey Mining in Difficult Markets Webinar
Canuck Firms Caught in US Regulator’s Dragnet
“OTCQX Listing Guide for Canadian Issuers” (co-authors, Kenneth Sam, Christopher Doerksen and Jason Brenkert) published by OTC Markets
"Cross Border Legal and Tax Considerations for U.S. Issuers" published by TMX Group
Raising Capital in the United States Just Got Easier, or Did It? (co-authors) Report on Mining Magazine
"Mid-Tier Companies Driving Mine Development with Variety of Capital Sources," Report on Mining Magazine

News & Press Mentions

Nine Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
Dorsey Partner Ken Sam Remarks on Legalization of Cannabis in Canada
Dorsey Partner Ken Sam Comments on Canada Cannabis Act
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Four Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year
Eight Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes Seven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Five Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year
8 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017
Dorsey Recognized by Global Law Experts in 11 Practice Areas
Dorsey Wins 2016 Turnaround Atlas Award for Judicial Restructuring of the Year
Dorsey Wins 8th Annual International M&A Award
Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Dorsey Wins 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
Dorsey Wins 14th Annual M&A Advisor Award for Real Estate Deal of the Year
Five Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2016
7 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 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

Events & Speaking Engagements

2017 CSE Investor Luncheon: Raising Capital in the US using Reg A+
2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference - Finally, A Modern Industry Guide 7: The SEC Proposes New Property Disclosure Requirements for Mining Registrants
2016 Take Stock - Alberta: Regulation A+ Seminar
Webinar Playback: Regulation A+: New Financing Opportunities for the U.S. Markets
Regulation A+: New Financing Opportunities for the Canadian Markets
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Minneapolis Road Show
Invitation to the Broker-Dealers: Guide to Cross-Border Financings
American Stock Exchange (AMEX) Listing and Compliance Workshop
Toronto Stock Exchange/TSX Venture Exchange Roadshow
BioWest 2006 Conference

Select Presentations

  • Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law: What Canadian Lawyers Need to Know, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (March 2015)
  • OTCQX Listing Workshop for Canadian Issuers Webinar (2014)
  • Mining in Difficult Markets Webinar (2013)
  • JOBS Act What You Need to Know Now Seminar in Toronto (May 2012)
  • OTCQX Listing Workshop for Canadian Issuers in Toronto (February 2011); Vancouver (May 2011); Montreal (June 2011); Calgary (November 2011)
  • Reverse Merger Conference Speaker – RTO Public Transactions in Canada (Toronto)(June 2010)
  • TMX Group in-house Legal and Listing Presentation (June 2010)
  • 2009 TSX Group U.S. Road Show (Los Angeles, Phoenix)
  • Raising Capital in Uncertain Times – TiE Rockies (January 2009)
  • TSX Going Public Webinar – TSX Group (May 2009)
  • 2008 TSX Group U.S. Road Show, Panel Participant (Denver, Houston, Phoenix)
  • Global IPO Trends, PLI – Bowne Securities Law Update – Denver, CO (October 2007)
  • 2007 TSX Group U.S. Road Show, Panel Participant (Denver – June 2007; Phoenix – October 2007; Chicago – November 2007)
  • American Stock Exchange Listing and Continued Listing Compliance, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and AMEX Vancouver, BC (June 2007)
  • U.S. Securities Law Compliance for Foreign Broker-Dealers, Dorsey & Whitney LLP Vancouver, BC (June 2007)
  • Art of the Deal, Silicon-Flat Irons panel participant (April 2007)
  • Power of Angel Investing, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (January 2007)
  • U.S. Securities Laws Going Public Workshop for Foreign Issuers, Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants (March 2006)
  • Panel Moderator – Intellectual Property Due Diligence, BioWest 2006 (August 2006)
  • Raising Money Legally, Rockies Venture Club – 18th Annual Colorado Capital Conference (June 2006)
  • U.S. Securities Laws Going Public Workshop for Foreign Issuers, Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants (March 2006)
  • Listing on the American Stock Exchange, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and AMEX Vancouver Presentation (October 2005)
  • Overview of U.S. Securities Laws, Institute of Chartered Accountants British Columbia (February 2005)
  • Going Public in the United States, Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants (February 2005)
  • Employment Matters for Public Companies, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (March 2005)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Leading Players – Leading Deals (April 2005)

Industries & Practices

  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Canada
  • Cannabis
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Washington State Bar Association Member, Business and Corporate Law Sections
  • Washington Asian Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Board Member (2008, 2009)
  • Organization of Chinese Americans, Colorado Chapter:  Board Member, Secretary and Corporate and Finance Committee Chair (2004, 2005)

Accolades

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual   Ranked in Chambers USA 2010 - Leading Individual 

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2013-2019
  • Listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer, 2012-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016-2018
  • Recognized by Global Law Experts as “Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year in Canada – 2016” 
  • Recognized as Leading Corporate and M&A Advisor by Chambers USA (2009-2010 and 2017-2018)
  • Washington Law & Politics - Rising Star, 2006
Kenneth G. Sam