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Keith C. Jones

Keith C. Jones



  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Higher Education
  • Securities Law
  • Business Law

WSG Practice Industries


Maine, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

ABA Group

As Managing Partner of the firm, K.C. brings a background representing businesses and a keen attention to detail to leading the firm.

K.C. has advised publicly held companies, family businesses, and nonprofit entities on matters of corporate governance and the efficient structuring of their operations. He has represented numerous businesses in raising venture capital and bank and other debt, including the representation of various parties in municipal and corporate bond transactions. K.C. has acted as securities counsel to a number of Maine publicly held corporations, for which he was involved in preparing periodic reports, registration statements, and proxy statements in accordance with SEC rules. K.C. has designed employee stock purchase, option, and incentive plans, has prepared related SEC filings, and has advised corporate executives and shareholders on their obligations under federal securities laws.

K.C. frequently has been engaged in complex mergers and acquisitions involving public and other companies. He has also been involved in tender offers, proxy contests, shareholder disputes, and other matters involving control of corporations.

K.C. is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and was actively involved in revisions to Maine's current corporate and securities statutes. He is also a previous Chair of the International Practice Section of the Maine State Bar Association and has spoken frequently on issues involved in cross-border trade and investment in Maine and Canada.

K.C. is an avid cyclist and photographer.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine


  • Georgetown University (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Editor, Law and Policy in International Business
  • Yale University  (B.A., cum laude)
    • Honors in Economics
Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services | Business Law | Higher Education | Securities Law | Securities Offerings & Private Placements

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Maine State Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Maine Bar Foundation

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Maine Justice Foundation
  • Maine State Bar Association Business Law Section (Chair, 2003-2004) and International Practice Section (Chair, 1990-1994)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and International Law and Practice Sections
  • Drafting Committee, Maine Model Business Corporation Act (2001-2002)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2019 Portland, Maine Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Portland, Maine Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Portland, Maine Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 and 2020 Portland, Maine Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

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