Robert J. Ahrenholz: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Robert J. Ahrenholz

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone(303) 292-7740

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Practice Areas

  • Private Equity and Hedge Transactions
  • REITs-related Corporate and Securities Issues
  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • EB-5 Finance
  • Securities Regulation
  • Aircraft, Maritime and Railcar Finance
  • Commercial and Asset-Based Lending
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Corporate and Capital Transactions
  • Fund Capital Raising
  • Fund Structuring
  • Investment Management
  • Representation of Limited Partners and Other Investors
  • Asset Securitization
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
University Purdue University, B.S., 1966; Florida State University, M.B.A., 1969
Law SchoolCatholic University of America School of Law, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Georgia; 1981, Colorado
BornHattiesburg, Mississippi, September 18, 1943

Mr. Ahrenholz is a partner in Kutak Rock LLP's Denver office. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities, structured finance and securitizations representing issuers, investment bankers and others in a variety of transactions. Mr. Ahrenholz serves as lead counsel to issuer and investment banking clients in public and private financing transactions as well as to registered investment companies and other investment vehicles. Previously, he held a number of senior positions in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, and a significant portion of his practice involves the representation of public companies, providing advice with respect to the registration, reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as the exemption provisions, relating to federal securities laws. Mr. Ahrenholz has been listed inTheBest Lawyers in America /Colorado for over 25 consecutive years and has been namedBest Lawyers' 2014 Denver Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year. He also serves as the liaison to the States of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming for the ABA Subcommittee of Liaisons to Securities Administrators.

•Representation of issuers and investment bankers in public and private debt and equity offerings.
•Advising major investment bankers and issuers in structured finance, real estate, equipment leasing, life settlements, consumer finance, insurance premium loan and oil and gas financings.
•Counsel to a variety of issuers and investment bankers in the life settlement, secondary life insurance markets and related insurance financing products.
•Organized one of the first business development companies offered to the public for venture capital financing under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
•Represented one of the largest finance companies in the United States for commercial loan securitizations exceeding $3,000,000,000.
•Representation of investment companies and investment advisors in their formation and operation.
•Counsel to numerous developers in structuring and documenting EB-5 offering programs.


March 14, 2014EB-5 Finance Team Publishes Practice Note on Raising EB-5 Capital

Kutak Rock attorneys Mariza McKee, Bob Ahrenholz and Bob Keim recently published Raising EB-5 Capital: Key Securities Laws Considerations and a Compliance Roadmap onPractical Law, a Thompson Reuters website.

November 1, 2013Kutak Rock Team Publishes EB-5 Securities Article

Kutak Rock attorneys Bob Ahrenholz, Mariza McKee and Bob Keim authored an article in the most recent issue ofIIUSA, the EB-5 trade organization's quarterly publication.

August 28, 2013Eight Named to Best Lawyer Lawyer of the Year List

Eight Kutak Rock attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year in their respective regions and practice areas in the newly releasedBest Lawyers 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

August 15, 2013Record Number of Kutak Rock Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

Forty-seven Kutak Rock attorneys reprenting 10 of the firm's 16 offices have been listed inThe Best Lawyers in America 2014.

March 28, 2013$49 Million Mezzanine Financing Using EB-5 Program

Kutak Rock attorneys assisted commercial developers to raise $49,500,000 through the EB-5 program from Chinese investors for the financing of a commercial office building in San Diego.

September 7, 2012Best Lawyers Increase by 50% to 45 attorneys

Forty-five Kutak Rock lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion inThe Best Lawyers in America2013.

August 30, 201129 Kutak Rock Attorneys Are 'Best Lawyers'

Twenty-nine Kutak Rock lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion inThe Best Lawyers in America 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

July 29, 2011SEC Ends Reliance On Credit Ratings

On July 26, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) adopted rules implementing Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).

March 22, 2011SEC Adopts Sections 943, 945 of Dodd-Frank Act

November 10, 2010Kutak Rock Attorneys Picked As Best Lawyers


July 11, 2013SEC Adopts General Solicitation and Bad Actor Rules for Private Offerings

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May 20, 2013SEC Addresses Potential Liability of Public Officials With Regard to Secondary Market Disclosure Obligations

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April 10, 2012Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

On April 5, 2012 President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or the JOBS Act. Client Alert

July 28, 2011SEC Replaces Reliance on Credit Ratings In Short-Form Registration Criteria and Other Forms and Rules

On July 26, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules implementing Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Client Alert

March 21, 2011SEC Releases Implementing Sections 943 and 945 of Dodd-Frank Affect all Issuers of Asset-Backed Securities

On January 20, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted two separate releases implementing Section 943 and Section 945 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Client Alert


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Assistant Director, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. 1976-1981


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Robert J. Ahrenholz

1801 California Street
DenverCO 80202-2658


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