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SEC Commissioners divided over “new category” for finders

| January 25, 2021 | Articles

Where does this leave businesses in need of capital? By Dave Thayer. The trouble with finders continues and much of it is self-imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has proposed exemptive relief for unregistered finders.[1] The proposed rule, released on Oct. 7 , 2020, would provide a new limited, conditional exemption from… Read more »

When “fiduciary” leads to disputes

| January 22, 2021 | Articles

  The gray area, where “suitable” activities cross over to activities that are fiduciary in nature, is when disputes that drive consequential outcomes happen. By Paul Vorndran There is not always a bright-line test for determining when an individual’s activities cross the line from insurance producer to investment adviser, or when suitability crosses over to… Read more »

Jones & Keller Advises Midwest Holding Inc. in its $70 Million Public Offering on the NASDAQ

| January 13, 2021 | News

Jones & Keller assisted financial services company Midwest Holding Inc. (MDWT) in its public offering on the NASDAQ. The Lincoln, Nebraska, based company offered $70 million in the offering of 1,000,000 shares of voting common stock. Midwest Holding offers annuity products through independent distribution channels and reinsurance arrangements in the United States. Reid Godbolt, Samuel Wing and David Thayer with Jones… Read more »

Reid Godbolt Named to 5280 Top Lawyers List

| January 05, 2021 | Announcement, News

Jones & Keller is pleased to announce that Reid Godbolt has been listed among Denver’s 2021 Top Lawyers by 5280 Magazine for securities law. Lawyers listed are selected through a process of peer recommendations, extensive research and interviews. The list covers 50 legal practice areas and includes only those attorneys 5280 regards as the “most skilled… Read more »

Jones & Keller Welcomes Marika Rietsema Ball to the Firm

| November 30, 2020 | News

Jones & Keller would like to welcome Marika Rietsema Ball as an associate to the firm. Marika acts as a “legal middleman” between a client’s ideas and the final product that achieves the client’s goals in business practice areas, including securities, finance and general business matters. Her analysis of statutory impact and the attendant language… Read more »