Erik J. Didrikson is an associate in the banking practice
area at Winthrop & Weinstine where he provides counsel to community banks
of all sizes. He helps clients through every stage of the community bank
lifecycle including advising them on regulatory matters, taking on investors or
capital, and mergers and acquisitions. As someone with roots in small-town
Minnesota, Erik enjoys working with community banks and small businesses, and
knows their importance in helping communities thrive.
Throughout his career, Erik has built his practice on
advising emerging and growing companies - from their foundation to exit -
through lending and financing projects, corporate agreements, mergers and
acquisition transactions and general business litigation matters. Before law
school, Erik was a committee clerk for the Minnesota State Senate's Health and
Human Services Budget Committee and also spent a year in Washington, DC working
for the U.S. Department of State as part of the Bureau of Legislative
Affairs. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law
School, with high distinction, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif.
While in law school, Erik served as Managing Editor of the Wisconsin Law
Review, received the Mathys Award for appellate advocacy and interned for
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Named a "North Star Lawyer" by the Minnesota State
Bar Association for pro bono work in 2014, Erik is actively involved in the
community and serves as a volunteer attorney for Legal Corps and is a debate coach at Southwest (Minneapolis) High School.