Karen L. Witt

Karen L. Witt

kwitt@lrrc.com vCard
303.628.9586 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Ms. Witt is a partner in the firm's Financial Institutions group and Corporate and Securities group. Her practice emphasizes securities, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, nonprofit corporations, finance and legal opinions.

Ms. Witt’s securities practice has included representing issuers, underwriters and investors in underwritten public offerings and private placements of stock and debt instruments. Ms. Witt regularly advises boards of directors and board committees on regulatory compliance issues, fiduciary duties, recapitalizations, corporate governance matters, proxy statements, tender offers and going private transactions. Her securities practice experience includes working with publicly-held companies to comply with stock exchange rules and securities laws.

In her financial institutions practice, Ms. Witt assists large and small financial institutions and their holding companies with charters, holding company formations, geographic expansion, securities offerings, regulatory compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, TARP and SBLF issues and redemptions, FDIC-assisted bank purchases, business structuring issues and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Witt has substantial experience in the formation, financing, acquisition and disposition of businesses in a variety of industries, including banking, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, waste management, healthcare, real estate development, software, baby products, film production, paper products, environmental, alternative energy, information systems, and transportation. She represents clients in stock and asset acquisitions, branch purchases and assumptions, joint ventures, tender offers and statutory mergers.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Business Law Section of the Colorado State Bar, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member


Other Info


J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 1990, Order of St. Ives
B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1987, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1990

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Colorado
Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court