Any lawyer can recite the law. A good lawyer distills the law into a plan of action.
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Administrative Contact: Theresa Carpenter P /612.604.6419E /[email protected]
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2005
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., Communication Studies, magna cum laude, 2002
As legal advisor and business partner, I work closely with clients to make sure I understand their mission and objectives as I help them accomplish their goals.
Before joining Winthrop, I was an attorney in the legal department of an international fortune 10 company. One of the most rewarding aspects of the job was being witness to the myriad challenges that business face every day and being able to play an instrumental role in solving them. Standing in the trenches with the business allowed me to understand how to partner with business leaders. It also gave me a direct line of sight to see how legal advice gets implemented. It is through this knowledge and experience that I have developed a practical approach to law—putting clients and their goals first.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my family. I enjoy triathlons, downhill skiing and woodworking.
I represent companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in all stages of an enterprise’s life, including formation, public and private capital raising, acquisitions, and sales and divestitures. In addition, I represent businesses with complex strategic relationships, joint ventures, business process outsourcing, corporate reorganizations and other mission-critical projects. I also advise public and private companies on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and compliance matters.
My clients have included public and private companies in a broad range of industries including restaurants, manufacturing, health care, technology, renewable energy, medical devices, financial services and retail.
I have represented nascent and established public companies in a wide range of matters, including preparing periodic and annual reports, proxy statements, offering memoranda and prospectuses, and advising boards of directors on all aspects of corporate governance, including fiduciary duties, legal compliance, and standards of conduct. In addition, I have represented public companies with public debt and equity raising.