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Amber N. Preston’s practice focuses on the areas of securities, compliance, and disclosure. She has experience in counseling both public and private companies in these areas and regularly counsels boards of directors and their executives on governance issues, specifically the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and the JOBS Acts, as well as general compliance with corporate and securities laws. Amber frequently advises clients on issues relating to the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and related rules and regulations of the SEC and other self-regulatory organizations, such as FINRA and the MSRB. She actively participates in the preparation and review of annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, and registration statements and related SEC filings.

From time to time, she advises clients on the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940. In this space, she has experience with both start-up companies and publicly traded companies, including SEC registered investment companies and registered investment advisers.

Amber has completed numerous private placements of debt and equity, as well as registered public offerings for traditional equity financing and municipal bonds. Amber provides counsel to issuers and underwriters on securities law structuring, compliance, and disclosure matters for public finance transactions.

She has represented clients in a variety of industries including financial institutions, distribution, alternative energy, banking, software, and telecommunications, and has over two decades of experience representing transportation companies.

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Amber gained experience at a securities boutique law firm advising SEC registered companies, which were primarily publicly traded trucking companies. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2001, where she was awarded the CALI Award for Future Excellence in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. Amber received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the College of Saint Mary in 1998.

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • College of Saint Mary, B.A., 1998

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • CHAD (f/k/a Community Health Charities of Nebraska) – Incoming Board President and Executive Committee Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Business Law Section – Executive Committee
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Law Section – Executive Committee & Former Secretary/Treasurer
  • ABA- Business Law
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Ollie Webb, Inc. – Former Board Member
  • St. Gerald Home & School Volunteer
  • Soccer coach

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2001


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