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JONES & KELLER HISTORY

Jones & Keller is one of Colorado’s oldest and most respected law firms. Jones & Keller was formed in January 1991 by the merger of two esteemed Denver firms, Jones, Meiklejohn, Kehl & Lyons, and Keller, Wing & Godbolt, and today is a strong, growing full-service law firm comprising talented lawyers focused on client satisfaction.

Jones & Keller is named after Marion Jones and Alec Keller, who founded our predecessor firms over 70 years ago. Their legacy is the high standard that drives the firm today. Our mission is to provide the firm’s broad range of clients with consistent service of the highest quality and responsiveness, for reasonable fees. We value the relationship of respect, mutual trust and confidence that we have earned with our clients and those within our profession. We work hard to safeguard the reputation and to promote the values of Jones & Keller.

ABOUT JONES & KELLER

We strive to maintain civility in our work place and in our dealings with others, while advocating our clients’ interests with ethical and vigorous compassion. Our success in achieving these goals can be measured by our most valuable asset—our human resources. Our culture has attracted preeminent attorneys in all of our major fields of practice and an extremely competent professional staff, most of whom have served the Jones & Keller mission for many, many years.

We continue to attract talented lawyers and staff, while maintaining our goal that each addition to the firm must enhance the range and quality of our work, but never detract from our close relationships with our clients.

Jones & Keller represents individuals and public and privately held businesses from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, providing a wide array of business and personal legal services. We strive to maintain a hands-on relationship with our clients, while providing highly specialized practitioners who can meet clients’ needs efficiently and cost effectively. The firm includes lawyers experienced in the areas necessary to provide a full range of business, administrative, tax and litigation services. When beneficial to the interests of our clients, our lawyers work in multi-disciplinary teams across areas of expertise to efficiently serve
our clients’ needs. These teams regularly utilize the specialized knowledge and experience housed in multiple practice areas of the firm, working together to provide legal representation and advisory services to our clients on a comprehensive array of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.

We want those who choose us as their lawyers to feel at home and assured
their legal matters will be handled with the utmost attention and skill.
We hope this website helps you understand how we approach our work
and what we think are our special attributes.

Securities and Exchange Commission Provides COVID-19 Relief

By Dave Thayer The SEC recently issued orders (Release No. IA-5469 and Release No. 34-88318) providing conditional regulatory relief and assistance to reporting companies impacted by the COVID-19. If certain conditions are met, the order provides companies an additional 45 days to file certain Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) reports otherwise […]

Jones & Keller Response to COVID-19

Delivering consistent legal services and the health and well-being of our clients, firm members, and colleagues is guiding our decisions as we collectively respond to developments in the COVID-19 outbreak.

Directed Trusts in Estate Planning CLE

Join Dylan Metzner and Jeffrey Kadavy for a live 90-minute CLE webinar on directed trusts in estate planning.

11 Jones & Keller Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Please join us in congratulating this year’s selections to the 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Jones & Keller advises Wagner Wealth Management in its sale to Private Capital Management, a subsidiary of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company

Jones & Keller acted as corporate and securities counsel to Wagner Wealth Management in the transaction.

Managing the Toxic ‘How Much Did You Make’ Interview Question

Colorado joins the growing number of states and jurisdictions fighting wage gap with bans on salary history questions. By Larry Lee, as featured in Law Week Colorado.

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The private equity firm GPB Capital Holdings LLC ongoing investigation for sales practices used in financing its acquisitions of automotive dealerships.

Winning in Arbitration: From Agreement to Trial

Nicole Westbrook takes aim at several provisions in arbitration that can undermine what is commonly touted as a quicker, cheaper and less complicated alternative to taking a case to court. This Bloomberg Law article reviews these common defenses, waivers and rules of engagement that, when used prudently, can reduce cost and liabilities in arbitration.

Nicole Westbrook brings Cannabis Lawsuit Against National Hemp Exchange

Alleged scheme to defraud hemp clone purchaser ends up in the courts. Read the Cannabis Law Report on the lawsuit brought by Nicole Westbrook at Jones & Keller on behalf of MTN Botanicals.

Estate Planning with Directed Trusts under the Colorado Uniform Directed Trust Act

A directed trust allows trust settlors to involve family members in the administration of a trust and use professionals to comply with fiduciary duties and manage complex assets, providing independent judgment with respect to discretionary distribution decisions. Read more about directed trusts in this article, originally published in Colorado Lawyer. By Jeffrey B. Kadavy and Dylan H Metzner.

Howard Kenison Named to Who’s Who in Energy

Howard Kenison has been listed in the Denver Business Journal's 2019 Who's Who in Energy special report.

SEC Calling: The Trouble With Finders in Connection With the Sale of Securities

By David Thayer Originally published in Law Week Colorado. Picture this: You have a successful business that has grown over the years, but you have hit a wall. Your growth has become stagnant and you need to infuse a hefty sum of money into the business to take it to the next level. So, you […]

Jones & Keller Earns 2020 “Best Law Firms” Recognition

Eighteen Jones & Keller practice groups have been recognized for professional excellence in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” across a wide range of business categories.

Nicole Westbrook to Teach Deposition Skills at NITA

Join NITA instructor Nicole Westbrook as she shares deposition skills that get results.

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