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 committees on governance issues, specifically the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and the JOBS Acts. 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.
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. Her focus in the public finance area includes drafting and review of disclosure documents and financing agreements.
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 start-up hedge funds to SEC registered investment companies.
She has represented clients in a variety of industries including distribution, ethanol, biodiesel, wind, banking, software, and telecommunications, and has over a decade of experience representing transportation companies.
Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Amber gained experience at another Nebraska 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.
Areas of Practice
- University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2001
- College of Saint Mary, B.A., 1998
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- Nebraska State Bar Association, Business Law Section – Executive Committee
- Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Law Section – Executive Committee
- Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Law Section – Former Secretary/Treasurer
- ABA- Business Law
- Omaha Bar Association
- Nebraska Women’s Bar Association
- Community Health Charities of Nebraska – Board Member
- Ollie Webb, Inc. – Board Member
Bar & Court Admissions
- Nebraska, 2001