Jonathan Vessey Joins Corporate Finance Practice

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Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that Jonathan Vessey has joined the firm as a partner in the firm's corporate finance department. Vessey will practice in the firm's Minneapolis office.

Vessey comes to the firm from the New York City office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings and securities compliance. He represents a variety of clients ranging from entrepreneurial startups, privately held industry leaders and publicly traded, multinational companies to hedge funds and private equity firms. He has a wealth of experience in private equity work and representation of portfolio companies. In 2015 he was on the legal team for Stone Point Capital that was recognized with the Deal of the Year Honors at the Global M&A Network’s M&A Atlas Awards and, in 2014, he was a member of the legal team that was recognized with the Financial Services Deal of the Year at the M&A Atlas Awards for Stone Point Capital's acquisition of the parent of Long Term Care Group, Inc., based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

"I am very excited to join Stinson Leonard Street. The firm's corporate team has a reputation across the industry for not only excellent legal work, but great client value," said Vessey. "My clients will benefit from the range of services and the strong legal bench at Stinson Leonard Street."

The Stinson Leonard Street mergers and acquisitions practice is among the largest in the Midwest, with more than 70 attorneys in nine offices. The firm's M&A attorneys work closely with clients, focusing on both the legal and business aspects of a transaction to ensure that the deal structure and terms reflect the business goals of our clients. The firm's attorneys strive to understand the financial and operational dynamics of a client's businesses, in order to find creative ways to bridge gaps between buyers and sellers.

Vessey graduated from high school in Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis, and went to Harvard University for his undergraduate degree. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

"Jonathan worked on a variety of high-profile deals during his time at Kramer Levin. His background is everything we could ask for," said Mark Hinderks, the firm's managing partner. "It's not every day you have the opportunity to add a lawyer of his caliber to your firm."

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