...R. Laken Mitchell
54, is the President, a Director, and a founder of the Trustee and has 30 years of legal and business experience.Much of his
experience has been working with entrepreneurial companies, both public and private, and includes the structuring, marketing, and funding of ventures involving areas such as technology, real estate, oil and gas, timber, entertainment, life settlements, other insurance products, and marketing. Mr. Mitchell has served as an officer and/or director of a number of investment ventures and other development stage companies.He also served as general counsel for an oil and gas syndicator for four years.Prior to his work in the corporate and securities area, Mr. Mitchell was an Assistant District Attorney General for the State of Tennessee for six years.
Acting as lead counsel for over 100 jury trials, his
experience as a criminal prosecutor has assisted him in evaluating and carrying out due diligence on financial opportunities presented on behalf of his
clients.For the past 22 years, the emphasis of his
practice has been in the areas of alternative investments, private capital formation, securities compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.Mr. Mitchell
is licensed to practice law in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.Mr. Mitchell is also a licensed securities principal and president and co-owner of Sovereign-American Securities, Inc., an SEC registered and NASD member firm.He
has also testified as an expert witness in securities in federal court.Mr. Mitchell obtained a B.S. Degree in Mathematics and Physics from Tennessee Technological University in 1971 and a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1973.He is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi, and was an editor of the Tennessee Law Review.He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and is on the Board of Directors of Broken Wings Ministry, established to help orphaned and disadvantaged children.