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Edward J. Drenttel

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William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Valedictorian, 1985
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., Business & Economics, magna cum laude, 1981
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Edward J. Drenttel joined Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in 1985 and has been a shareholder since 1990. He represents emerging and established companies in a broad range of legal issues affecting their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. From an industry standpoint, Ed’s practice includes the representation of numerous financial institutions throughout the midwest. He frequently counsels his banking clients on regulatory matters, capital matters, the expansion of existing activities, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ed is a frequent lecturer on current legal issues impacting banks and bank holding companies.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1985

Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman of the Board, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
  • Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees
  • Three A Ventures, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Caloris Engineering, LLC, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Banking and Finance, 1995-2018
  • Top 40 Banking and Finance Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Top Banking Attorney, Corporate Counsel
  • Super Lawyers®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2004-2010
  • Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings

Articles & Presentations
Co-Presenter. "Protecting Bank Names and Logos as Service Marks." United Bankers' Bank Grand Event. 20 October 2017.
Speaker. "Bank Stock Lending." Bank Holding Company Association. Bloomington, MN. May 2016.

Speaker. "Corporate Governance—It’s never been more important." Bank Holding Company Association. Bloomington, MN. May 2015.

Speaker. "Capital Raising Issues for Bank Holding Companies in Today's Environment." Bank Holding Company Association. Bloomington, MN. 4 May 2010.

Qtd. Hammerand, Jim. "Twin Cities banks turn the corner." Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. 30 Aug. 2013.

Qtd. Schafer, Lee. "More banks will find that bigger is better." StarTribune. 6 Nov. 2012.

Qtd. Millard, Elizabeth. “Economic Forecast 2011: Partly Cloudy, Chance of Sunshine.” Minnesota Business. Jan. 2011: 28-34.


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