I don’t wait for things to happen; I work to make them happen.
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Harvard Law School, J.D., 1983
University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A., summa cum laude, 1980
I am in a unique position. As both a lawyer and the firm’s president, I get to see issues both from the legal side and the business side every single day. In my role as president, I face many of the issues that my clients do – day-to-day business operations, making sure we’re hiring the right talent, and the constantly changing competitive marketplace.
I help my clients navigate all of these issues as they start and operate their businesses, and grow or sell through mergers and acquisitions. I listen to their concerns, and have frank, direct conversations with them about the best path forward, issues to be aware of, and opportunities to prepare for. In the end, we succeed together.
It’s rewarding every time a client closes a deal and meets their goals. I had one client that I started working with in 1984, my first year practicing. He had little money and was working out of his garage. I was our newest and least expensive lawyer so the partner in charge assigned me to the file. I helped form the business, and worked with the company for over 25 years. This involved a lot of contract review issues, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and litigation. In the end we sold the company for the client, allowing him to retire very comfortably. We still keep in touch and talk about how fun it was to grow our businesses together.
I represent many diverse public and private companies on a wide variety of issues including business formation, contract matters, real estate licensing, and employment matters. I counsel clients in all of the aspects that go into setting up a business. This includes acting as outside counsel for a number of start-up and rapidly growing companies.
I represent companies as they acquire, sell, reorganize or merge businesses. This includes structuring the transaction, due diligence, negotiating and documenting the deal.
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Professional Services, 2018