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Mary Wilkie
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Mrs. Wilkie practices law in the areas of franchising, banking, real estate, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Such matters include representing local and national businesses in franchise purchase and sales, termination, transfer and renewal. Mrs. Wilkie’s diverse practice has encompassed antitrust, bankruptcy, business formation, corporate governance, employment, finance, Indian law, real estate acquisition, sales and leasing.

Expertise & Achievements

Experience representing:

  • Start-up franchisees in business formation, financing, real estate purchase, sales, and leasing.
  • Franchisees and franchisors in franchise termination, transfer, and sales, as well as employment, and corporate issues.
  • Lenders and borrowers in connection with the purchase and financing of commercial and residential sites.
  • Lenders regarding bankruptcy, judicial, and public trustee foreclosure.
  • Borrowers and lenders in commercial lending and leasing.
  • Landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial ground and space leases.
  • Buyers and sellers in real estate acquisition, as well as sale and leaseback transactions.
  • Local and national businesses in corporate governance, contracts, and all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

 

Honors & Distinctions

  • Co-Editor, “The Bankruptcy Court Report,” The Public Record Corporation, N.A.,Quarterly, Summer 1986 – Summer 1987.
  • Criminal Law-Counsel for Accused-Due Process Requires Accused be Provided Reasonable Opportunity to Secure Second Test After DWI Test Arrest, 59 N.D. L. Rev.479 (1983).
  • University of North Dakota Law Review.
  • Order of Barristers.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

 

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EDUCATION

J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1984

M.S., Minot State University, 1979 (Audiology)

B.A., University of North Dakota, 1978 (Spanish; Speech Pathology)

LICENSED IN

Colorado

Colorado Securities Commissioner Loses Important Case Interpreting Definition of ‘Security’

(Originally published December 1, 2015) by Paul Vorndran Denver District Court recently determined that oil and gas joint venture interests promoted by Colorado companies HEI Resources, Inc. and Heartland Energy Development Corporation were not securities under the Colorado Securities Act. On October 17, 2013 following an intensely contested case brought by the Colorado Securities Commissioner, […]

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 […]

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