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Dennis J. Fogland represents publicly held corporations in compliance with federal securities laws and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, as well as broker-dealers and investment advisors in compliance with state and federal securities laws. He also has significant experience in assisting publicly and privately held companies in complying with state and federal securities laws in raising capital, proxy solicitations and mergers and acquisitions.

Dennis is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and the Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Law Section and a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar foundation. Dennis currently serves as Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association Business Law Section. He is a frequent lecturer on securities law compliance, public and private capital raising, and mergers and acquisition transactions. Since 2007, Dennis has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Law, and is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1980

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Counseling business owners in strategic capital planning and ownership transition
  • Representation of numerous corporations in structuring of mergers and acquisitions and negotiation of related purchase agreements, financing agreements and capital structure
  • Significant experience in representing clients in private placements of securities in exempt transactions under state and federal securities laws, including private offerings of equity, convertible debt and preferred stock
  • Representing issuers in all aspects of public offerings of securities, including self-underwritten SEC-registered offerings in ethanol industry
  • Structuring and negotiating acquisitions and dispositions of companies in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services industries
  • Advisor to boards of privately and publicly held companies on corporate governance matters
  • Representing SEC registered investment advisors and mutual funds regarding regulatory and compliance matters under federal and state securities laws
  • Representing SEC registered and private companies in proxy fights and in defending hostile takeover attempts
  • Counseling clients on compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, SEC reporting requirements and filings, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and JOBS Act compliance
  • Advising clients and negotiating commercial transactions agreements
  • Advising clients on SEC family office formation and compliance
  • Representation of clients’ interests in connection with investments in private equity and hedge funds

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