I practice principally in the areas of corporate finance and securities law, broker-dealer regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. For three years, I served as General Counsel/Senior Vice President to a large, publicly-traded regional securities brokerage/clearing firm, with an active software/web-based technology division. I have technical and practical experience in a wide variety of business and financial transactions, including public and private debt and equity financings, tender offers, SEC/FINRA/Blue Sky Regulatory Matters and arbitrations, acquisition and financing transactions, venture capital investments, and the like.
My dad was a pharmacist and owned a pharmacy and pharmaceutical business. I grew up living that business, and gained an understanding and insight for what makes a business tick: it’s cutting through all the challenges and finding out how to get things done. Whether it’s dealing with regulatory concerns, capital concerns, regular business operations, or closing an M&A transaction, I help my clients reach their goals.
Because I have seen business operations as both outside and inside counsel, I understand my clients’ perspective and goals, as well as the legal side of what needs to get accomplished. For three years, I served as in-house General Counsel of a public company, and have represented numerous clients (both on the banker and issuer side) in raising capital through IPO and private and public offerings (including IPOs). I have a wealth of public company experience, both operational matters and public and private company M&A work. I also have deep experience with all aspects of REITs, funds and broker-dealer/registered representatives work (operational, regulatory and litigation) as well as many other types of matters.
Outside of work, I play golf, fish, and read anything I can get my hands on, from mystery to history to business, science fiction or magazines.
Advanced Tax Strategies for Apartment Owners
Forecast Summit Fargo Moorhead 2021
Opportunities in Tax Law Changes, Impact on Capital
Honors & Awards
Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
Minnesota Real Estate Journal, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America©
Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2016-2023
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
(formerly Minnesota Law & Politics)
1999, 2000, 2006-2019
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings
Minnesota Law & Politics, 1999
Associations & Memberships
Hennepin County Bar Association
Corporate Counsel Section, Co-chair, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Securities Law Section, President, 1998-1999