People of Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC - Attorneys at Law - Boulder, Colorado

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  • David J. Kendall

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    David J. Kendall
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    (303) 672-0102

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    David's practice focuses on corporate and business transactions and general corporate and business law. David has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities and credit finance and has worked with clients ranging from early-stage start-ups to multi-national Fortune 100 companies. He has worked on public and private merger and acquisition transactions and represents both buyers and sellers on a regular basis. He represents borrowers, financial institutions and other lenders in connection with a wide array of credit finance transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, venture credit deals and convertible debt financings. David has assisted issuers, underwriters and investors in the issuance, sale or purchase of securities in public and private transactions, including venture capital financings. Many clients seek David’s general counsel in connection with the operation of their businesses, including with respect to relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and others. David regularly advises directors and officers regarding their fiduciary duties and provides counsel in connection with strategic business decisions. David began his legal career working in New York for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm based in New York. David moved to Colorado in 2000 and worked in the Colorado office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison for two years prior to founding KKO. David graduated from Duke Law School in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in 1991.
  • Benjamin P. Oelsner

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    Benjamin P. Oelsner
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    (303) 672-0108

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    Boulder

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    Ben specializes in the representation of companies in intellectual property and technology-related transactions. Ben's transactional experience includes structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions, including software license agreements, OEM agreements, VAR agreements, reseller agreements, technology transfer and development agreements, services agreements, electronic commerce agreements and Internet co-marketing and co-branding agreements. Ben provides advice regarding domestic and international intellectual property utilization, protection and management and has experience in domestic and international trademark counseling and prosecution. Ben's clients range from start-ups to large public companies and include life sciences companies, software vendors, hardware manufacturers, and a wide variety of e-commerce and Internet-related businesses. Prior to joining Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, Ben was an associate in the Technology Transactions Group of Cooley Godward's Colorado office and an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto, California. Ben received his law degree in 1995 from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was member of the Law Review. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1985. Ben is admitted to practice in Colorado and California. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder County Bar Association.
  • Carlos Cruz-Abrams

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    Carlos Cruz-Abrams
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    (303) 672-0105

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    Carlos’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law. He represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, as well as investors and closely-held and public companies on a wide range of corporate matters including entity formations, strategic and financial mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and general corporate governance. Prior to joining KKO, Carlos practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Carlos graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2000 and with honors from Harvard University in 1997. Carlos has been named a New York Rising Star in corporate finance by Super Lawyers Magazine.
  • John Gaddis

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    John Gaddis
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    (303) 672-0116

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    Boulder

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    John's practice focuses on corporate and business transactions and general corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, company formations, public offerings, strategic alliances and general corporate representation. John's mergers and acquisitions experience includes the representation of public and private companies on a broad array of transactions with aggregate deal values in excess of $2 billion. In addition, John has represented numerous private companies on a wide variety of issues, including formation, shareholder agreements, federal and state securities law compliance, commercial contracts, employment agreements, stock option plans and other related matters. John began his legal career working in Denver for Faegre & Benson, an international law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John spent over five years specializing in mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance issues at Faegre & Benson. John graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Journal of Law Reform. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Colorado, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with highest distinction.
  • Brad L. Schoenfeld

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    Brad L. Schoenfeld
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    (303) 672-0106

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    Denver

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    Brad's practice focuses on the representation of companies in a wide variety of complex commercial transactions and related matters. Brad specializes in the structuring, drafting, and negotiating of diverse commercial contracts related to software, product sales and distribution, manufacturing, technology development and transfers, reseller and distributor relationships, consulting services, procurement, outsourcing, hosting, e-commerce, partnering, and real estate leases. Brad's transactional experience includes both domestic and international transactions where single deals have exceeded $900 million. Brad's clients range from start-ups to large public companies and include software vendors, medical device and life sciences companies, hardware manufacturers, telecommunications companies, oil and gas and “clean” energy organizations, and a wide variety of e-commerce and Internet-related businesses. For many of his clients, Brad serves as their “outside” in-house counsel. Brad has been a featured presenter at the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute. Prior to joining Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, Brad spent more than six years as in-house legal counsel for General Electric Company (GE) and Siemens Corporation. While at GE, Brad served as general counsel for a $1 billion division of GE Energy. Prior to his in-house roles, Brad was an associate with Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, Georgia. Brad graduated, with honors, from Duke Law School where he was a senior editor of the Alaska Law Review. Brad received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Business Management, with distinction, from Cornell University.
  • Jonathon Taylor

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    Jonathon Taylor
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    (303) 672-0104

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    Jon specializes in securities and corporate law with extensive experience in emerging company issues, venture capital, M&A, private equity and public securities law compliance. Jon works with companies ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. Jon also represents angel, venture capital and private-equity investors in financing transactions. Jon works with KKO company clients such as Blue Bottle Coffee, Door to Door Organics, Ello and LogRhythm and investor clients such as Access Venture Partners, Foundry Group and Greenmont Capital Partners. Jon joined KKO in 2005 after practicing corporate and securities law with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, Cooley Godward in Boulder, Colorado and Smith Anderson in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jon graduated from Duke Law School, magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor of the journal of Law and Contemporary Problems.

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  • Dan Fredrickson

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    Dan Fredrickson
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    (720) 477-7131

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    Dan represents companies in complex commercial transactions and related matters, while focusing on technology related transactions. Dan specializes in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including those related to software licensing and subscriptions, product distribution and resale, technology transfers and development, independent contractor and consulting services, partnering and joint ventures, intellectual property protection, and real estate leases. Prior to joining Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, Dan served as general counsel for a technology company where he was the primary resource for all legal matters. Prior to his in-house role, Dan worked at a boutique technology law firm in the Silicon Valley that focused on intellectual property and technology related transactions. Dan received his law degree with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Law from the University of Colorado Law School where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Science, with honors, from Pepperdine University. Dan is admitted to practice law in Colorado and California.
  • Kevin Gibson

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    Kevin Gibson
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    (303) 672-0107

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    Kevin’s practice focuses on corporate and business transactions and general corporate and business law, including the representation of venture capital and institutional investors and private and public companies in connection with a variety of business transactions and corporate matters. Kevin has extensive experience representing clients in venture capital and debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, company formations and general corporate representation. Prior to joining KKO, Kevin practiced in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP. Before attending law school, Kevin was a CPA in the Denver, Colorado office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on audit and business consulting advisory services. Kevin graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2001. He received a BA in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1995.
  • Lauren Mackey

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    Lauren Mackey
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    (303) 672-0109

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    Boulder

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    Lauren’s practice focuses on complex commercial transactions and representing technology companies, natural food product companies, and life science companies in a variety of transactions. Lauren advises on and negotiates a wide range of contracts including: software licenses, product distribution and reseller agreements, manufacturing agreements, co-packing agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, independent contractor and consulting agreements, website policies and terms of use, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, professional services agreements, private-label agreements, and content licensing agreements. Lauren also counsels clients on privacy compliance, online marketing and advertising, “green” marketing compliance, social media use, proper use of contests and sweepstakes, and other matters related to the online world. Prior to joining KKO, Lauren was an associate in the Technology Transactions Group in Cooley LLP’s Colorado office. Before law school, Lauren was the first employee, and eventually director of operations, at Fastcase, Inc., a digital legal research company. Lauren also served in the Peace Corps in Mali, where her work focused on strengthening both microfinance and tourism initiatives. Lauren graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006, and received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1997.
  • Matt McKinney

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    Matt  McKinney
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    (720) 477-7132

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    Matt's practice focuses on complex commercial transactions and representing companies in intellectual property and technology-related transactions. Matt advises on and negotiates a wide range of contracts regarding the commercialization and protection of intellectual property including: software, content, patent and trademark licenses, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, software development agreements, research and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and employee invention assignment agreements. Matt also counsels clients on commercial and strategic contracts, such as partnership agreements, reseller/distribution agreements, joint development agreements, customer agreements, professional services agreements, and supply agreements. Additionally, Matt advises clients regarding data privacy and security issues. Prior to joining KKO, Matt practiced at Cooley LLP and Stack McKinney Law Group in Colorado. Before law school, Matt taught English and math for two years in Lesotho, Africa as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. Matt received a BA in economics from Grinnell College, and earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2002 with distinction. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of the WOW! Children's Museum.
  • Melissa Mellen

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    Melissa Mellen
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    (303) 672-0113

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    Melissa specializes in corporate and securities law. She represents private and public companies and investors in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, company formations, public offerings and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining KKO, Melissa practiced in the Palo Alto, California office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In 2006, Melissa graduated cum laude from University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she was a Senior Articles Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. Melissa received a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Pepperdine University in 2002.
  • Randy Roberts

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    Randy Roberts
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    (303) 672-0118

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    Randy represents investors and a number of emerging and well-established limited liability partnerships, closely-held and public companies on a wide range of corporate matters including entity formations, debt and equity financings, strategic and financial mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance. Prior to joining KKO, Randy spent five years practicing in the M&A Group of a large international law firm. Randy graduated summa cum laude from Regis College in 2002 and from Harvard Law School in 2005. Randy has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine and serves on the boards of the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, ACE Scholarships and Tennyson Center for Children.
  • Jennifer Rosenthal

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    Jennifer Rosenthal
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    (303) 672-0119

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    Boulder

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    Jennifer’s practice is concentrated on corporate transactions and general corporate law. Jennifer represents clients in connection with corporate finance transactions, including venture capital financings, Rule 144A debt offerings, public securities offerings and initial public offerings. Jennifer also represents clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and company formations. In addition, Jennifer advises clients regarding securities law compliance and disclosure matters, corporate governance matters and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining KKO, Jennifer practiced in the Denver, Colorado office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an international law firm based in Los Angeles, California. Jennifer graduated from the University of Colorado Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Associate Editor on the University of Colorado Law Review.
  • Jenna Seigel

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    Jenna Seigel
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    303-672-0117

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    Jenna’s practice focuses on corporate transactions and general corporate law. Jenna represents private and public companies and investors in connection with corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, drafting and negotiation of corporate, commercial and finance- related agreements, corporate governance, business organization and formation, venture capital and private equity, commercial and asset- based lending, banking and financial institutions, compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations, and periodic securities reporting and compliance for public and private companies. Prior to joining KKO, Jenna practiced in the Miami, Florida office of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. and the Fort Collins, Colorado office of a Colorado based firm. Jenna received her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School where she was a Casenote Editor for the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law. She received a BA in Journalism and minors in Business and International Studies, summa cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University where she was a Schreyer Honors College Scholar and the Marshall (Valedictorian) of the College of Communications.

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  • Adria Dillon

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    Adria Dillon
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    (303) 672-0115

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    Adria is a senior corporate paralegal at KKO and joined the firm in 2006. Adria’s work concentrates on complex corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and equity financings, public offerings, company formations, SEC compliance and corporate maintenance. Prior to joining KKO, Adria worked as a litigation paralegal for several law firms specializing in civil and criminal law in Denver and Fort Collins. Adria received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado State University, Fort Collins in 2003.
  • Chris Ignelzi

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    Chris Ignelzi
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    303-672-0103

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    Chris is a senior corporate paralegal at KKO and joined the firm in 2012. Chris has extensive experience in complex corporate and securities transactions, including venture capital, private equity and credit financings, company formations, SEC and blue sky compliance, corporate maintenance, stock plan administration, mergers and acquisitions, public company reporting and public offerings. Prior to joining KKO, Chris worked as a senior corporate paralegal for Cooley LLP in the Colorado office, legal affairs manager with Emergent Genetics, Inc., an international seed company, and for several law firms specializing in civil, criminal and personal injury law in Boulder and Denver. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and has worked as a paralegal since 1985.

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  • Michelle Dauenhauer

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    Michelle Dauenhauer
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    303-672-0100

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    Michelle is the Business Manager for KKO and joined the firm in 2005. Michelle performs controllership functions including financials, accounting, payroll and 401(K)/ Profit Sharing Plan administration. Michelle also coordinates the employee benefit programs, business policies and new employee orientation. Michelle demonstrates a strong commitment to KKO and is dedicated to the firm and its success. Prior to joining KKO, Michelle was operations manager for a registered investment advisor and traded securities daily. She was responsible for three hundred million dollars under management and supervised a team of four. She has eighteen years of business operations experience. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Miami University of Ohio.
  • Allison Roy

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    Allison Roy
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    303-672-0100

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    Allison is an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for our Boulder office. She joined KKO in early 2013. Originally from Connecticut, Allison attended the University of Vermont and received her BA in Geography with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems in 2008. She spent a year working and travelling in New Zealand from 2010 to 2011 under a Working/Holiday Visa and moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2012. Prior to joining KKO, Allison acquired experience across a broad spectrum of hospitality, customer service, and administration disciplines.
  • Daniella West

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    Daniella West
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    303-672-0100

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    Daniella is the Administrative Assistant for our Denver office and joined the firm in 2008. She is responsible for the day-to-day tasks and administrative duties of the office including covering the reception area, accounting & event planning. Prior to joining KKO, Daniella spent 9 years working in the airline, automotive, office furniture & office supply industries all with a focus on client services and office administration. Daniella enjoys cooking and trained as a pastry chef at the Art Institute of Colorado – Denver.
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