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Paul Vorndran
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Paul L. Vorndran has been a Colorado trial and litigation attorney for more than 25 years, and his practice emphasizes complex civil financial matters in state and federal courts and in a variety of arbitration forums.  One of Paul’s areas of expertise is securities litigation and regulation.  Drawing upon more than six years with the Colorado Attorney General’s office where he represented the Colorado Securities and Insurance Commissioners, he has extensive experience in the areas of investment and insurance regulation and litigation.  Paul represents individuals and businesses licensed as investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, broker-dealers, securities sales representatives and insurance producers in regulatory matters as well as customer disputes.  Paul also represents consumers and investors in actions against broker-dealers, investment advisers and insurance producers. He has litigated many business disputes involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets, commercial contracts, fiduciary duties, the Lanham Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Paul handles investor cases involving:

  • Unsuitability
  • Churning
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Overconcentration
  • Fraud
  • Negligence
  • Unauthorized trading
  • Limited partnership interests
  • REITs
  • Viatical settlements
  • Annuities
  • Hedge funds
  • Affinity fraud
  • Investment adviser and broker-dealer misconduct

 

Paul represents investment advisers and broker-dealers in cases involving:

  • Regulatory and licensing suspensions or revocations
  • Regulatory investigations
  • FINRA investigations
  • SEC investigations
  • Customer disputes
  • FINRA arbitrations
  • Investor cases brought in the state and federal courts
  • Compliance reviews and audits
  • Form ADV review

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell  – AV Preeminent rating

 

Awards

  • PRACTICE AREAS
  • EDUCATION
  • LICENSED IN

EDUCATION

The University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1992)

Purdue University (B.A. Philosophy, 1989)

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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