Jean E. Harris: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jean E. Harris

Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
Contact InfoTelephone: 602.445.8310
Fax: 602.445.8612
University Tufts University, B.A., 1969
Law SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1972
Admitted1972, Wisconsin (inactive); 1977, Arizona
Memberships State Bar of Arizona (Chairman, Section on Securities Regulation, 1988-1989); American Bar Association (Member, Standing Committee on Audit, 1999-2002; Section of Business Law, 1982-Present; Council Member, Section of Business Law, 1996-2000; Chair, Finance Committee; Member, Educational Programming Board; Co-Chair, Section of Business Law, 2006-2009; Chairman, Committee on State Regulation of Securities; Member, 1992-1995, Vice Chairman, 1989-1992 and Secretary, 1988-1989, Business Law Section; Member, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities; Member, Business Law Section, 1993-Present; Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers, 1998-2006).

BornCarlsbad, New Mexico, March 26, 1947

Areas of Concentration

· Private placements of equity and debt securities

· Tenant-in-Common offerings

· Partnership and limited liability company private placements

· REIT private placements

· Initial public offerings and secondary public offerings of equity securities

· Public offerings of debt securities

· Ongoing securities law compliance

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, American Bar Association
- Chair, 2009-2012 and Co-Chair, 2006-2009, Educational Programming Board, Section of Business Law
- Member, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Section of Business Law, 1993-Present
- Section of Business Law, 1982-Present
- Member, Standing Committee on Audit, 1999-2002
- Council Member, Section of Business Law, 1996-2000
- Chairman, 1993-1995, Vice Chairman, 1989-1992 and Secretary, 1988-1989, Committee on State Regulation of Securities, Section of Business Law
- Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers, 1998-2006
- Chair, Section of Business Law, Finance Committee, 1998

· Member, State Bar of Arizona, 1979-Present
- Chairman, Section on Securities Regulation, 1988-1989

· Trustee, Desert Botanical Garden, 1993-2000

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation, 2010-2014

· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

· Selected, Best Lawyers, "Phoenix Securities Lawyer of the Year," 2011

· Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Private placement for private REIT investing nationally in single-tenant properties.

· IPO for developer and supplier of custom-designed touchpad and dual pointing interface solutions for notebook computers.

· Follow-on offering for a public company engaged in designing and manufacturing liquid crystal display modules and microdisplays.

· Private placement for $400 million apartment REIT offering.

· Tenant-in-Common private placements and Delaware statutory trust offerings.

· Real estate syndication private placements for retail and office projects.

· Rule 144A $150 million Senior Note offering and registered exchange offer for public company providing health and safety services, including 911 emergency transport services.°

· SEC Registration of a hotel condominium coupled with a rental pool.°

· Form 10 for a biopharmaceutical company focusing on proprietary ingredients for functional nutrition.°

· Ongoing 1934 Act representation for various public companies.

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Harris prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

· Co-Author, "Financing the American Dream - Small Business and the ULOR Project," 43 Bus. Law 757 (1988)

· Co-Author, "Financing the American Dream: A Beginning," 44 Bus. Law 625 (1989)

· Co-Author, "Financing the American Dream - ULOR SCOR(E)S," 45 Bus. Law 1343 (1990)

· Co-Author, "Presumptive Merit - A New Era for Arizona Securities Law," 45 Bus. Law 1347 (1990)

· Co-Author, "Uniform Form for Small Offerings: SCOR," 23 Rev. of Sec. and Com. Reg. 219 (1990)

· Co-Author, "Developments in the Use of Form U-7 (SCOR)," 47 Bus. Law 273 (1991)

· Co-Author, "Simplifying Registration of Small Corporate Offerings: Form U-7 'SCORs'," 6 Insights 13, July 1992

· Co-Author, "Regulation D Offerings," ALI-ABA Course Handbook, 1989-2004

· Co-Author, "Blue Sky Laws," PLI Course Handbook, 1993


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SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Certain Private Securities Transactions; Disqualifies 'Bad Actors' from Rule 506 Offerings
Steven T. Anapoell,Spencer G. Feldman,Jean E. Harris,Barbara A. Jones,Ira N. Rosner, July 15, 2013
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rule amendments that eliminate the 80-year old prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A transactions under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and prohibit...

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Jean E. Harris

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
PhoenixAZ 85016


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