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Mike Sabian
SPECIAL COUNSEL

Michael A. Sabian, who has over 47 years experience, is a Harvard law graduate who advises businesses in multiple areas of operation including the initial organization of an entity, structuring relationships between owners, equity and debt financing, contracts, mergers and acquisitions and in some cases, liquidation and dissolution. Mr. Sabian has expertise representing clients engaged in a broad range of industries including investment advising, hedge funds, other financial services, food and beverages and air cargo handling. He is frequently asked to write on business matters and serves on the Planning Committee, Business Law Institute, sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association CLE and the Legislative Drafting Committee of the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Honors/Distinctions

  • Honored as a “Super Lawyer” in Colorado Super Lawyer magazine, 2006-present. Only 5% of lawyers in the state of Colorado receive this honor.
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
    • o 1993-present, Corporate Law
    • o 1993-present, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Law and Securities Offerings, Corporate Counsel Black Book

Presentations and Publications

  • 2010: Partnerships, The Practitioners Guide to Colorado Business Organization (Second Edition)
  • 2002: Revising statutory provisions in Colorado that deal with derivative actions in corporations, Lecture
  • October 1996: Choice of Entity in Colorado, An Update, The Colorado Lawyer
  • 1970-1974: Corporations, Annual Survey of Colorado Law

Mr. Sabian Has Also Lectured Extensively For:

  • CLE in Colorado
  • Continuing Legal Education International
  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Association of Corporation Administrators

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Past member, Board of Governors
  • Past Chair, Business Law and Judiciary Sections
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Advisory Committee to Colorado Secretary of State (1983-1995)
  • Business Law Institute, Planning Committee, 2001-2011 sponsored by CLE in Colorado

 

Awards

  • PRACTICE AREAS
  • EDUCATION
  • LICENSED IN

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, LL. B.

University of Rochester, A.B., with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa

LICENSED IN

Colorado

Definition of ‘Note’ in Colorado Securities Act Limited

(Originally published March 17, 2016) by Paul Vorndran The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a criminal conviction for securities fraud pursuant to C.R.S. § 11-51-501(1)(b) finding the trial court erred in refusing to give a proffered instruction that not all promissory notes are securities for purposes of the Colorado Securities Act (CSA).  In People v. Mendenhall, 363 […]

Tax Traps for the Unwary

TAX TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY – EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ISSUES IN M&A TRANSACTIONS (PART I: SECTION 280G) By Charles E. Wern, JD, LLM and D. Laird Blue, JD, LLM, Shareholders, Jones & Keller, PC Changes to the U.S. regulatory landscape and corporate tax law structure could spark increased M&A deal activity and strategic partnering in the banking […]

Jones & Keller President Brad H. Hamilton in Independent Banker

President of Jones & Keller and well-known securities attorney, Brad H. Hamilton, was quoted by Independent Banker in an article by Karen Epper Hoffman on the need for community banks to understand cybersecurity issues; how to provide cybersecurity direction at board meetings and executive events; learning to present online security issues in basic terms; introducing […]

Denver Business Journal Recognizes Jones & Keller, P.C. Women in Law

We are pleased to announce our women attorneys at Jones & Keller were covered in the April 27th edition of the Denver Business Journal, Women in Law. Congratulations to our attorneys, and thank you to the Denver Business Journal for focusing our attention to the important role they possess in our community.

Christopher R. Johnson Speaks on Cybersecurity and the Community Bank

Jones & Keller attorney, Christopher R. Johnson, will be presenting a continuing legal education program on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 as part of the Colorado Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Subsection CLE Luncheon Series. Christopher will speak on the evolution of state and federal cybersecurity regulatory regimes applicable to financial institutions including community banks, available compliance […]

In Memoriam Bob Davenport

Bob Davenport passed away on Saturday, October 14, at the age of 87, following a long battle with emphysema, with his wife and son at his side. Bob was born on August 5, 1930 in Earlington, Kentucky. Upon graduation from highschool, Bob was drafted into the Army.  Bob and Patricia A. McNerney met shortly thereafer […]

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