William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Business Management and Philosophy, 2006
Working with clients on their commercial relationships, acquisitions or divestitures and capital raising needs, I often find that the word “lawyer” is too restrictive. Together, clients and I achieve the best outcomes when I can serve as an extension of their business, learn everything I can about its inner workings and future goals, to make sure every decision that is made serves those needs. Immersing myself in the operations of the company, from advising C-suite executives and business owners, to working directly with managers and other staff, allows me to have a full understanding of the true culture of your business. Equipped with this knowledge, I work with my clients to cut to the core of what is essential to them in each transaction or matter, and advise on a range of issues, from complex deal management and capital raising activities, to day-to-day operational requests and customer and vendor relationships.
I worked in the business world as a finance consultant to Fortune 500 companies before I even thought of becoming a lawyer, and now my representation of clients follows the same path: identify the business needs first, and then apply the law to make sure we achieve those needs.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing hockey and was a former NCAA Division I ice hockey player, make use of the fantastic Twin Cities bike trail system, and am an avid Minnesota sports fan. I also regularly do pro bono work through LegalCORPS, a non-profit that matches business attorneys with low-income entrepreneurs and small non-profits in Minnesota.
Practicing Mergers & Acquisitions
I advise private companies and private equity funds with middle-market merger and acquisition transactions. In addition, I consistently lead the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts for a number of privately held businesses, assist companies with raising capital and advise clients regarding general business matters.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Represented an oil and gas equipment distribution company in its sale to a publicly traded competitor for approximately $110,000,000.
Represented a medical device company in its sale to a publicly traded international conglomerate for approximately $140,000,000.
Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a franchise system for $300,000,000.
Represented a provider of clinical trial supply chain management in its sale to a private equity fund for approximately $30,000,000.
Local and company counsel to an international software company in its sale to a private equity fund for approximately $750,000,000
Represented a fitness club franchisee in its majority equity investment transaction with a private equity fund establishing the franchisee’s enterprise value at approximately $90,000,000.
Represented a brand-loyalty company in numerous roll-up acquisitions across the United States.
Represented an engineering software company in its sale to a publicly traded German company for approximately $50,000,000.
Represented a US-based software company in its disposition of its European-based software business to a European private equity fund for approximately $25,000,000.
Represented a national commodity producer in its sale to a publicly traded Canadian competitor for $85,000,000.
Represented a brand loyalty company in the sale of its financial incentives division to a private equity fund for $140,000,000.
Represented a private family wealth office in its acquisition of an information technology staffing firm for approximately $30,000,000.
Represents an industrial conglomerate in all mergers and acquisition activity across the United States.
General Business Matters
Involved in multi-year in-house assignment with a Minnesota-based company with operations in 11 states.
Managed the international corporate governance for an international software company with operations in 8 countries.
Capital Raising Matters
Represented a pre-revenue software company with its initial seed funding round. Prepared all offering documents and counseled client through the capital-raising process.
Represented a real estate investment fund in establishing an approximate $50,000,000 equity fund and represented the same organization in numerous side investment vehicles and independent capital raising rounds for stand-alone real estate projects.
Represented a broker-dealer in raising capital for a $100,000,000+ mixed-use real estate development project.
Represented numerous clients in raising less than $1,000,000 from outside investors.
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