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2023 SIGMA Annual Conference

Jim Dierking and Mark Gleeman will be presenting at the 2023 SIGMA Annual Conference on November 1, 2023.  Jim will be presenting on the topic of issues in financing and Mark will present on union issues. For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

November 1, 2023


The M&A Process: What You Need to Know if You are Buying or Selling Business Assets

Tami Diehm and Jim Dierking presented on Thursday September 7, 2023 to a peer group meeting of fuel distributors in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The presentation, “The M&A Process: What you need to know if you are buying or selling business assets,” was geared toward CEOs who are looking to grow or sell their business in ...

September 7, 2023


Legal Review: Real Estate Issues in M&A and Financing

Attorney Jim Dierking will join a Below the Line Club webinar panel on February 28, 2023 to discuss real estate issues in M&A and Financing. Both the effect of COVID on the economy and the Biden administration’s potential new tax policies will create a different 2021 than we may have anticipated a year ago. This webinar ...

February 28, 2023


Drink & Learn – Double Jeopardy

Winthrop attorneys Michael Rosow and James Dierking will lead participants in an education style game show event.

225 S. 6th st. Suite 3500 | Minneapolis, MN

November 17, 2021

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Mergers & Acquisitions and Legal Update

Attorney Jim Dierking will participate in a webinar to discuss legal considerations in the retail gasoline industry.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Legal Issues in Times of COVID19 and Civil Unrest

Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys Jim Dierking and Tami Diehm authored an article in SIGMA’s igm   magazine titled “Legal Issues in Times of COVID19 and Civil Unrest.” In the article, Jim and Tami discuss some of the multitude of issues that the gas and convenience store owners are facing, including insurance issues, employment issues, “force majeure” under ...

Client Alert

Remedies Under Real Estate Leases Due to “Force Majeure” – Some Practical Suggestions

By: Timothy M. Barnett

In these difficult times, we are certain that you are focused on the health and safety of your families and employees.  At the same time, we understand you are concerned about the devastating impact that restaurant or franchise unit closures due to COVID-19 will have on your business’s financial condition and your contractual obligations to ...


Keeping Your Corporate Veil Strong

Attorneys Tami Diehm & Jim Dierking explain why many of their clients in the fuel distribution business operate as part of a larger, integrated group of distinct businesses.


Mergers & Acquisitions: Process, Due Diligence, and More

Co-presenter. SIGMA Spring Marketer Legal Counsel Meeting. 04.23.2019


Mergers & Acquisitions Part II: Key Provisions to Consider

Co-presenter. SIGMA Spring Marketer Legal Counsel Meeting. 04.23.2019


Can You Lend On That?: How to lend on unique collateral

Attorney Jim Dierking will lead a discussion to how to approach lending on unique assets.

Winthrop & Weinstine
225 S 6th Street, Ste 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Strategies to Strengthen the Corporate Veil

Co-presenter. Below The Line Club – Fuel Distribution Share Group. Washington, D.C. 10.23.2018

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