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Amber L. Kraemer

I get to know clients personally and professionally, to add value to their business and community.

My Approach

When I work with clients I take the time to get to know the business from a high-level perspective so I can understand and anticipate problems and craft solutions to fit the legal requirements but also the business goals and objectives. Particularly, representing community banks and smaller companies I get the opportunity to work with owners and families who are engaged and invested in the business and have broader goals of working to make their communities a better place, which is an inspiration and my favorite part about being an attorney. I advise community banks on a wide range of corporate and banking matters, including mergers and acquisitions and the associated financing, branch sales and assumptions, capital planning and issuance, chartering and formation, compliance and regulatory issues, employment matters, corporate governance,  and third-party vendor negotiations and agreements. I also represent companies on similar issues including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, business formation, contracts and corporate governance.

Some of the community banks and companies I work with have been around for generations, and everyone involved is very invested – literally and figuratively – in the organization. I also have built relationships with bank regulators, accountants, investment bankers and other professionals that can provide value for the clients that I work with.”

Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and son, and I am very close with my family.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch

Banking and Finance Law, 2023-2024
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024

Up & Coming Attorneys

Minnesota Lawyer

MSBA North Star Lawyer

Pro Bono Service, 2016-2018

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Bank Holding Company Association

Bankln Minnesota (fka Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota)

Wisconsin Bankers Association

Independent Community Bankers of America

Minnesota Bankers Association