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Mark R. Gleeman

Shareholder
p (612) 604-6677   f (612) 604-6877 
Education
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1989
University of Minnesota, B.S., 1985
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Experience
Mark Gleeman is a results-oriented shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., and practices in the areas of corporate and business law, banking, and labor and employment law. Mark has substantial experience representing business and corporate clients. He provides general business advice and legal counsel to clients covering a wide range of issues from day-to-day matters to the structuring, negotiation, drafting, and review of complex contracts and joint ventures. For more than 20 years, Mark has represented local and national lenders in preparing and closing real estate and asset-based loans.

Mark also has significant experience representing employers with labor and employment issues. He has negotiated numerous labor contracts as lead negotiator and represented management in responding to employee and union grievances, unfair labor practice charges, and discrimination charges filed with various federal, state, and local governmental agencies, covering a multitude of issues. Mark also provides employment counseling advise to employers spanning a variety of issues including employee discipline, termination, investigation, confidentiality and employment agreements and employee handbooks and policies.

Mark’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing clients in straight-forward and complex transactions for small to middle market companies in the printing, services, manufacturing, distribution, consulting, and government contracting industries. Mark has structured, negotiated, and drafted purchase agreements, leases, employment and independent contractor agreements, and thousands of other contracts and agreements.

Clients appreciate Mark’s practical approach to problem solving. He enjoys being their “go to” person for all of their legal needs.

When Mark isn’t practicing law, he enjoys spending time with family and golfing.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1989


Representative Cases & Transactions
Labor & Employment
  • Advises employers on compliance with employment laws
  • Advises employers with investigations, employee discipline and terminations
  • Negotiated change in control agreements and severance agreements for an employer with a large work force
  • Lead negotiator for management in labor negotiations
  • Represents employers against unfair labor practice charges and employment discrimination charges filed with federal, state, and local governmental agencies
  • Represented several employers in negotiating withdrawals from costly defined benefits plans
  • Represented an employer in an interest arbitration proceeding with near total victory for the employer
  • Negotiated dozens of labor contracts for a single employer with a nation-wide employee base
  • Represented employers in grievances brought by employees and unions
  • Guided employers through contentious labor strikes while achieving the employers’ desired results
  • Represented employers in union certification and decertification elections

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Represented manufacturing client in the acquisition of seven companies around the United States, including the purchase of a New York company and its Canadian subsidiary out of bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York
  • Represented majority shareholder of distribution company in acquisition of stock from minority shareholder
  • Structured and negotiated multi-state acquisition of landfill gas facilities
  • Represented an IT consulting firm in the acquisition of a Nebraska company and a local competitor
  • Structured and negotiated the sale of a local printing business to an out-of-state buyer
  • Represented the buyer in acquiring a new North Carolina manufacturing facility
  • Represented the buyer of an automotive electronics repair business
  • Represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate properties
  • Represented services business in connection with the sale of its business operations in the United Kingdom
  • Structured, negotiated, and drafted documents for the sale of a minority interest in a services business and subsequent buy-back of minority interest

Government Contracting
  • Represents clients in connection with the Service Contract Act and other provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Represented client in several protests to the Government Accountability Office in connection with the award of federal Government contracts
  • Structured, negotiated, and prepared joint venture agreement for complex federal Government procurement

Community
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Awards
  • Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings
 
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