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Moye White
June 18, 2018

David C. Roos


With a background in business, finance, and government, David brings experience, understanding, and objectivity to his corporate and securities law practice. Honored as a Colorado Super Lawyer, David provides strategic counsel for public and private companies in a broad range of complex commercial transactions, including business planning and formation, securities offerings and other financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and contract negotiations.

As part of his securities practice, David advises public companies on SEC reporting matters, represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings, and counsels broker-dealers and investment advisors on state and federal securities law matters. He also serves as legal counsel to independent directors of registered investment companies. David has an extensive alternative investment practice, and he has represented real estate investment trusts and business development companies in more than 25 public offerings totaling more than $25 billion.

David has also been retained by major law firms to serve as special Blue Sky counsel on a number of transactions, including:

  • A $670 million share exchange registered on Form S-4
  • A court-approved plan of reorganization by a $1.2 billion real estate investment trust
  • A $1.8 billion exchange offer by a closed-end fund to institutional investors
  • A $600 million private placement by an investment management company
  • A $500 million private placement by a private investment fund
  • A $28 million private placement by a community bank holding company
  • An equity incentive plan for an Australian public company
  • An equity incentive plan for a privately-held investment management company


Within his mergers and acquisitions practice, David works with clients to negotiate, structure, document, and close transactions. He represents development stage companies, venture capital funds, and private equity groups in a range of acquisition and financing transactions.

David’s experience as a corporate finance attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as in-house counsel for an investment banking firm, and in private practice spans 30 years. As a complement to his practice, he frequently has served as a speaker at securities law programs for attorneys, CPAs, securities regulators and as a FINRA arbitrator.

A devoted husband and parent, David enjoys tennis, biking, and other outdoor sports.

Publications and Presentations



Areas of concentration

Commercial law
Mergers and acquisitions

Education and credentials

University of North Dakota, J.D.
  North Dakota Law Review,
Staff editor
St. Cloud State University, B.S.,
  cum laude
Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
  AV® Preeminent™ (highest)

Law Week Colorado
  "Barrister's Best"
  2015 People's Choice for
  Best Securities Lawyer
Colorado Super Lawyer 2009


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
NASD Arbitrator
Rockies Venture Club,
  Former Director
Former co-captain of
  the St. Cloud State
  University hockey team