Anne’s financial acumen and years of experience allow her to find innovative legal solutions for her clients’ transactional needs.

Overview

Anne represents businesses ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to publicly-traded national companies with respect to M&A, investment and joint venture transactions, capital raising and securities law compliance, and corporate governance. She delivers value to her clients through responsive counseling, efficient project management, technical precision, and timely and effectively delivering solutions focused on achieving business objectives. Anne has particular experience representing clients in the industries of real estate, health care and life sciences, technology, manufacturing and agriculture.

Anne counsels clients at all stages of their business, delivering value through effective solutions focused on achieving business objectives. For clients without an internal legal department, Anne often serves as outside general counsel, collaborating with her Stinson colleagues in other practice areas to address all of their legal needs. In addition, Anne works with closely held and family businesses, providing ongoing advice to their owners and boards on sophisticated business and succession planning, governance and general corporate matters.

Experience

Anne has represented Rebiotix Inc., a late-stage clinical microbiome company, in its 2018 sale to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical group headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland.

She has also represented Midcontinent Communications in its 2017 acquisition of the WOW! internet, cable and phone system in Lawrence, Kansas.

She has represented privately-held companies across multiple industries in the sale of their companies to strategic buyers, industry consolidators or private equity firms.

Anne has represented developers, sponsors, private investment companies, funds and joint venture partners developing and/or making equity and preferred equity investments in, multifamily residential apartment complexes, senior housing and assisted living communities, student housing, office buildings, mixed-use commercial buildings, and industrial buildings located in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Anne’s clients have collectively developed more than a billion dollars in projects she has helped to finance.

Anne has represented privately held companies in the medical technology, software and SAAS, solar panel manufacturing, cybersecurity, and other industries in several rounds and series of preferred equity financing by strategic investors and venture capital funds.

Anne effectively manages the provision of other legal services to her clients, including employment, intellectual property, litigation, tax, real estate and employee benefits services.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Compensation Committee Update,” Directors' Institute and 2019 Proxy Season Workshop, Stinson LLP, December 2018

“Basic Securities Law for Real Estate Attorneys: How to Raise Capital Without Going to Jail,” Minnesota Real Estate Institute, November 1, 2018

"M&A Legal Update," Business Law Update 2018, Stinson LLP, February 2018 

"How to Update an Old Member Control Agreement for Use Under the New LLC Act (Effective January 1, 2018)," Real Estate Institute, November 2, 2017

"Navigating the SEC Regulatory Maze - Current Issues of Importance to Board Members and Core Counsel," Minnesota Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC), February 23, 2017

“The New Minnesota LLC Act: Top 10 Things to Know,” Minnesota Real Estate Institute, November 3, 2016

“Operating Agreements under Chapter 322C: 7 Key Items,” Minnesota Real Estate Institute, November 3, 2016

"Contracts & Land Surveyors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors Spring Seminar, 2016

Course Chair, "Securities Essentials for Business Lawyers Seminar," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, December 2015

Course Chair, "Business Practices and Liabilities For Owners, Officers & Board Members of Closely Held Businesses." Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, December 2015

Faculty Presenter, "Issues Influencing Financing Structure and Investment Decisions," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, December 2015

Plenary Session Panelist, "Quick-Fire Challenge: Answers to Top Questions on NEW Developments," Current Issues, and High Risk Areas, The Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference, October 2015

Plenary Session Presenter, "New LLC Act: Now Effective! 5 things to know about the new LLC law in Minnesota," Real Estate Institute, October 2015

Faculty Presenter, "Real Estate Deals: Structuring the Operating Agreement in a Joint Venture LLC," Real Estate Institute, October 2015

Faculty Presenter, "The New Minnesota LLC Act," Real Estate Institute, October 2015

Faculty Presenter, "Preparing for Change: Succession Planning for Construction Companies," 8th Annual MNCPA Construction Conference, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, September 2015

Presenter, "State Law and Corporate Governance Update," Stinson LLP Annual Business Law Update, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015

Publications

Anne has authored several blog posts on our Dodd-Frank and securities law blog at www.dodd-frank.com.

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named one of 2018’s "Top Women in Finance" by Finance & Commerce

Named an "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer, 2015

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Cancer Legal Care

  • Board of Directors, 2010-2015
  • Board Chair, 2011-2012 

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Illinois

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005

  • Order of the Coif
  • Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, Managing Editor, 2004-2005
  • Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, Staff Member, 2003-2004

St. Cloud State University, B.A., Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude  2002

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