Jeffrey R. Brandel specializes in corporate and business law, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and general corporate law. He has been the leading attorney for private equity funds, corporations, and entrepreneurs involving a wide range of acquisition, divestiture, and financing transactions, including numerous sales and purchases of companies, divestitures and acquisitions of business lines, as well as a going private transaction.
Mr. Brandel has served as counsel for acquiring and selling companies, both private and public, in the financial services, manufacturing, retail, and technology industries. He represents a private equity fund involving complex purchases, sales, financing, and restructurings of portfolio companies. He also counsels companies and entrepreneurs regarding corporate governance, securities disclosure and compliance issues and general corporate matters.
Mr. Brandel is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and providing pro bono legal representation for the Four Mile Family Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing resources to families in and around the Glendale community. He has also successfully represented an asylum applicant through the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center on a pro bono basis.
University of Iowa, J.D., with Distinction, 1995
Iowa Law Consortium, London, 1995
University of Iowa, B.S., with Honors, 1992
Melbourne University, Australia, 1991
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On July 10, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") fulfilled its Congressional mandate by adopting new rules that will dramatically affect the landscape for unregistered securities offerings in the United States. These new rules authorize the use of general advertising and general solicitation methods in accredited investor-only offerings under the newly amended Rule 506. Historically, securities offerings that were not registered with the SEC were uniformly described as "private offerings," because that was their common identifying feature – the securities could not be publicly offered. With the adoption of new Rule 506(c), that common understanding has been eliminated.
The Colorado Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision soon regarding the personal liability of corporate officers for payment of earned but unpaid wages to employees under the Colorado Wage Claim Act (Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 8-4-101 to 127) (the "Wage Claim Act"). In the case Leonard v. McMorris, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals asked the Colorado Supreme Court to decide two state law questions: first, whether officers of a bankrupt corporation are individually liable for the earned but unpaid wages of the corporation's former employees under the Wage Claim Act, and second, if so, whether all officers are individually liable due to mere status as officers or the officers must have been high ranking or active decision-makers.
The SEC on Friday, September 14, issued an emergency order (the “Emergency Order”) temporarily easing certain restrictions regarding issuer repurchases of its securities, pursuant to its emergency authority under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). Release No. 34-44791 (September 14, 2001) (http://www.sec.gov/rules/other/34-44791.htm). The Emergency Order will remain in effect until the close of trading on September 21, 2001.