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Mark T. Johnson

Experienced and creative representation helps solve complex business issues and achieve results.

My Approach

My clients call me when they have challenges that need to be addressed, or when they have problems with no obvious solutions. My legal knowledge and business experience help clients navigate through difficult issues and effectively execute on their business transactions. I develop long-term relationships with my clients, which facilitates a better understanding of their businesses, goals and challenges.

When working with opposing counsel, there is a time for adversarial engagement, and a time for negotiation and compromise. It is critical to be able to understand arguments on all sides of the issues, prioritize the issues, and then engage in constructive dialog, as it is essential to getting things done, which is ultimately what we’re all there to do.

When the job gets frenetic, I recharge by being outdoors. I love the diversity of activities available in Minnesota, including biking, golfing, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, and make time to enjoy them with my family and friends.

A Groundbreaking Moment in my Career

After practicing law for a little over two years, I was entrusted with closing a large business sale transaction for a client in New York, NY, with opposing parties all represented by Wall Street firms. The experience of successfully negotiating and closing that transaction cemented my interest in M&A as a career focus.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Minneapolis Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Law, 2015
Corporate Law, 2013-2024
Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2021-2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Associations & Memberships

Caloris Engineering

Board of Directors

Three A Ventures, Inc.

Board of Directors