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Lathrop GPM

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Strong corporate team that demonstrates broad capabilities in transactional work, including M&A and securities offerings. Also advises clients on corporate governance issues. Offers particular expertise in transactions arising from the finance, healthcare and technology sectors, as well as significant franchising capabilities.

Strengths

According to a happy client: "First and foremost, the legal work in all the legal areas we have accessed is outstanding. Further, their cultural environment supports the ideals of seamless teamwork."

A source says that the team demonstrates "knowledge down to the smallest of details."

An interviewee highlights "their creativity working with clients."

Work highlights

Represented Marco Technologies in multiple acquisitions, including that of Image Solutions and Advanced Office Solutions.

Notable practitioners

John Brower acts for investment banks and private equity firms, and also advises management teams of target companies during acquisitions.
"There is very little John hasn’t experienced working with a myriad of clients and their companies throughout his career." "He's a brilliant M&A mind."

Mark Williamson advises business owners and public and private companies on matters such as securities offerings and corporate governance issues. He also chairs the firm's corporate and business group.
"He's incredibly user-friendly, with a great personality and style to go along with his gifts as a lawyer." "He can explain very complicated legal terms and make it easy for people to understand."

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Overview

In 2020, Gray Plant Mooty and Lathrop Gage combined to form Lathrop GPM and boasts nearly 400 attorneys in 13 U.S. offices. The combination strengthens the established MN outfit, providing a deeper pool of resources offering clients more capacity and strategic counsel. The firm is a go-to for mid-market deals in the $50-300 million range, while also handling transactions surpassing $1 billion. The team is one of the largest in MN, with over 45 M&A and corporate lawyers.

Lathrop GPM represents over 150 franchise systems, and the corporate team regularly provides M&A support to the firm’s franchise clients. The team partners with Lathrop GPM’s healthcare group on transactional matters; advising providers on mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and joint ventures. In part due to the recent merger, the firm’s finance and technology/IP practices have significantly bolstered, leading to an impressive roster of tech and finance businesses requiring M&A assistance.

The team plays a large role in providing commercial corporate advice. Supporting established companies with restructuring and daily governance, they also advise entrepreneurs and emerging/growth businesses, from inception to exits. The team assists recently acquired executive teams, often by Private Equity firms. The team has been active advising on matters pertaining to COVID-19, advising on the impact to current and upcoming M&A transactions and tangential counsel regarding PPE loans, employment and insurance policies.

Corporate/M&A Department

Lathrop GPM

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Department location

500 IDS Center

80 South Eighth Street

Minneapolis

Minnesota

USA

MN 55402

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Minnesota

Corporate/M&A


John E Brower
Band 3
Mark Williamson
Band 3