Garth B. Jensen


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8257


[email protected]


  • J.D., Columbia Law School (1986)
  • B.S., Brigham Young University (1983)
    • Magna cum laude

Garth Jensen enjoys having historical and cultural perspective whether it’s for meeting a client’s specific needs or better understanding the markets and people his clients serve. As an attorney with deep experience in international business, this additional perspective is invaluable to serving his clients.

Repeatedly recognized as a leader in the corporate arena, Garth advises public and private companies on day-to-day operations and governance issues; game-changing domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and divestitures; offerings, and transformative deals.

Over the course of more than 30 years of corporate practice, he has represented dozens of public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq, and foreign exchanges in many of their most important transactions. He has represented issuers in initial public offerings and other equity and debt offerings aggregating more than $15 billion of proceeds and has substantial experience representing multinational clients in international mergers and acquisitions, as well as in cross-border securities offerings.

Leveraging his extensive deal experience, Garth provides strategic big-picture counsel that not only resolves the issue at hand but advances his clients’ long-term business goals. Combining skill and a business-savvy perspective, he guides clients through fast-paced offerings and negotiates business deals that optimize his clients’ market position.

A trusted counsel to scores of senior executives and boards of directors of public and private companies, Garth advises on corporate governance, development of policies and best practices, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other regulations, shareholder-related issues for public companies, leadership succession, strategic planning, and general regulatory compliance issues. He also advises private companies and investment funds on offerings and other transactions.

His diverse clientele includes businesses in the satellite and telecommunications, technology, homebuilding real estate, energy and mining, and manufacturing industries.

Garth has partnered with clients on every continent and builds trusted relationships that have lasted decades. His calming, professional presence and thoughtful, analytical approach to his work and relationships make him an asset during any matter.


  • Handled the $350 million public debt offering for a NYSE-listed issuer.
  • Negotiated a “going private” acquisition of a Nasdaq-listed medical device company.
  • Represented a strategic purchaser in a $100 million stock and cash acquisition of a European manufacturing company.
  • Represented underwriters and issuers in more than two dozen “at the market offerings” for registered proceeds totaling in excess of $350 million.
  • Handled the initial SEC registration and Nasdaq Global Market listing of a $1.2 billion market capitalization telecommunications company.
  • Handled $500 million medium-term note offering for NYSE-listed issuer.
  • Lead $615 million convertible senior notes Rule 144A offering and subsequent registered resale for Nasdaq-listed issuer.
  • Handled $1.4 billion non-negotiated stock tender offer and follow-on merger of Nasdaq-listed client telecommunications company.
  • Represented Dutch telecommunications company in its €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) initial public offering with Nasdaq and European exchanges dual listing.
  • Handled NYSE-listed real estate development company’s cash-out merger to private equity group and successful defense of derivative lawsuits.

Publications & Presentations




  • Increasing Value and Mitigating Risk – Before, During and After your M&A Deal
    Financial Executives Network Meeting | March 16, 2023
  • Personal Action and Securities Law Compliance
    Data Security, Compliance and Privilege Presentation | May 2015



  • “Effectively Setting Executive Compensation and Drafting Impactful Disclosure” Chapter
    SEC Compliance Best Practices, 2015 ed. | 2015

Professional Activities

  • Metro Denver EDC, Board of Governors
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Securities Law Subsection, former chair
    • International Law Committee, former chair
    • International Law Committee, current vice-chair
  • Stanley British Primary School Board of Trustees, former chair
  • Colorado Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Association, former Board of Directors Member


  • Lawyer of the Year,” Securities/Capital Markets Law, Denver, Best Lawyers in America (2015, 2019, 2022, 2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Denver
    • Corporate Governance Law (2013 – 2024)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2013 – 2024)
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law (2008 – 2024)
    • Securities Regulation (2011 – 2024)
  • Chambers USA 
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Band 2, Colorado (2008 – 2021)
      • Band 3, Colorado (2022 – 2023)
  • Top Lawyer,” Securities and International, 5280 Magazine (2014 – 2021, 2023 – 2024)
  • Securities & Corporate Finance, Colorado, Super Lawyers (2014 – 2024)
  • “World’s Leading Attorney,” Corporate Governance, Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide (2015)
  • “World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyer,” International Financial Law Review (2007 – 2009)