Keith C. Jones

Keith C. Jones: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • K.C. is the Managing Partner of the firm. He assists businesses of all types and sizes in corporate governance, capital raising and acquisition matters.

    K.C. has advised publicly-held companies, family business and non-profit entities on matters of corporate governance and the efficient structuring of their operations. He has represented numerous businesses in raising venture capital and bank and other debt, including the representation of various parties in municipal and corporate bond transactions.

    During his career, K.C. has acted as securities counsel to a number of Maine publicly-held corporations, for whom he was involved in preparing periodic reports, registration statements, and proxy statements in accordance with SEC rules. As part of his securities practice, K.C. has also designed employee stock purchase, option, and incentive plans, has prepared related SEC filings, and has advised corporate executives and shareholders on their obligations under federal securities laws.

    As a member of Verrill Dana’s Business Law Department, K.C. has also frequently been engaged in complex mergers and acquisitions involving public and other companies and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® under Corporate, M&A and Securities. He has also been involved in tender offers, proxy contests, shareholder disputes and other matters involving control of corporations.

    K.C. is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and was actively involved in revisions to Maine's current Corporate and Securities statutes. He is also a previous chair of the International Practice Section of the Maine State Bar Association and has spoken frequently on issues involved in cross-border trade and investment in Maine and Canada.
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Biography

K.C. is the Managing Partner of the firm. He assists businesses of all types and sizes in corporate governance, capital raising and acquisition matters.

K.C. has advised publicly-held companies, family business and non-profit entities on matters of corporate governance and the efficient structuring of their operations. He has represented numerous businesses in raising venture capital and bank and other debt, including the representation of various parties in municipal and corporate bond transactions.

During his career, K.C. has acted as securities counsel to a number of Maine publicly-held corporations, for whom he was involved in preparing periodic reports, registration statements, and proxy statements in accordance with SEC rules. As part of his securities practice, K.C. has also designed employee stock purchase, option, and incentive plans, has prepared related SEC filings, and has advised corporate executives and shareholders on their obligations under federal securities laws.

As a member of Verrill Dana’s Business Law Department, K.C. has also frequently been engaged in complex mergers and acquisitions involving public and other companies and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Corporate, M&A and Securities. He has also been involved in tender offers, proxy contests, shareholder disputes and other matters involving control of corporations.

K.C. is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and was actively involved in revisions to Maine's current Corporate and Securities statutes. He is also a previous chair of the International Practice Section of the Maine State Bar Association and has spoken frequently on issues involved in cross-border trade and investment in Maine and Canada.

K.C. is a graduate of Yale University (cum laude, with honors in Economics) and the Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, where he was an editor of the journal Law and Policy in International Business. K.C. previously served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Portland, including as chair of that Board, and currently serves as a director of Maine & Company and of the Mitchell Institute. Before becoming a Partner at Verrill Dana, K.C. was a shareholder at Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon in Portland.

K.C. is an avid cyclist and photographer.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Portland, Maine Mergers and
Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2016 Portland, Maine Securities /
Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Portland, Maine Securities
Regulation Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Corporate Law, Mergers
and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities
Regulation

Public Service

Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute (2013-present)
Director, New England Legal Foundation (2012-2017)
Director, Maine & Company (2009-present)
Secretary, MaineHealth Board of Trustees (2005-2013)
Director, United Way of Greater Portland (1998-2009, Chair, 2004-2006)
Member, Governor's Advisory Council on International Trade (1995)

Highlights

Best Lawyers 2017 Portland, ME Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year.”

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

Local Opposition to Acquisition Prompts Nimble Legislative Action
Verrill Dana helps multinational company fight off emergency legislation aimed at blocking a proposed merger with a local Maine corporation.

News

August 7, 2017

Verrill Dana Ranks Among Top Law Firms for Women
Press Releases
Keith C. Jones, Jacqueline W. Rider

April 5, 2017

David Warren Resumes Full-time Client Service at Verrill Dana; Joins New England Legal Foundation Board of Directors
Press Releases
David E. Warren, Keith C. Jones

January 9, 2017

Law Firm Donation Enhances Students’ Access to Education
Press Releases
Thomas O. Bean, Keith C. Jones

July 21, 2014

Maine's Cause for Optimism Amid Slow Rebound
Media Mentions
Keith C. Jones

October 6, 2011

Four Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected as Portland, ME Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers
Press Releases
Keith C. Jones, Gregory S. Fryer, Roger A. Clement, Jr., A. Robert Ruesch

June 3, 2008

Verrill Dana Elects Keith C. Jones as New Managing Partner
Press Releases
Keith C. Jones

Publications

April 6, 2012

New Law Gives Companies More Options for Raising Capital
Alerts and Newsletters

Maine Bar Foundation
American Bar Association, Business Law and International Law and Practice
Sections
Drafting Committee, Maine Model Business Corporation Act (2001-2002)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business & Corporate
  • Securities Law
  • Higher Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4408  Phone
(207) 253-4409  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/kjones
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Year of First admission:
1984
Admission:
1984, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

fellow, American Bar Foundation
fellow, Maine Justice Foundation
Maine State Bar Association Business Law Section (Chair, 2003-2004) and
International Practice Section (Chair, 1990-1994)
American Bar Association, Business Law and International Law and Practice
Sections
Drafting Committee, Maine Model Business Corporation Act (2001-2002)

ISLN:
906102112

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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