I stand by two core tenets in every client matter: be timely and don’t overcomplicate it.
Contact: P /612.604.6622E /[email protected]
Administrative Contact: Glenda Lipp P /612.604.6634E /[email protected]
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, B.S., Accounting, 2002
Working with entrepreneurs actively involved in their business is extremely gratifying. In fact, it’s one of the reasons that I love working with closely held businesses and their owners. There is so much pressure that comes with owning, operating and sustaining a successful business and supporting employees – it can consume all of their time and energy, and they are still left feeling that they should be doing more. I work with my clients to partner with them on finding solutions to their problems. In my role as an advisor, I do whatever I can to make their lives easier so they can focus on their business. Whether that means navigating a complicated M&A transaction through to completion, handling legal, tax and compliance issues to make sure the business is protected, or serving as outside general counsel, I have a deep and profound respect for the trust that my clients put in me to solve their problems.
I’m grateful to have worked with businesses in so many contexts, from working on accounting and tax issues as a CPA, to day-to-day corporate legal matters, to mergers, acquisitions and other transactional work. This has allowed me to gain experience and confidence to handle any issues that may arise.
Outside of work you’ll probably find me with my four kids in hockey rinks, on lacrosse and football fields, and at dance competitions. I also make sure to find some extra spare time to get on the golf course!
I represent closely held businesses and their owners in a broad range of industries, focusing on mergers and acquisitions for companies of all sizes. I work with clients through the entirety of the process in both buy-side and sell-side transactions, including structuring the transaction, due diligence matters, business and legal negotiations and other matters that arise through to closing the deal.
Throughout all stages of business, I work closely with clients to help them achieve their goals, from formation, financing and capitalization, to succession planning and exit strategies, as well as general corporate, governance, employment, tax and other commercial and transactional matters. I enjoy working with and advising clients on any issue that may affect their business.