JOHN HELPS CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, SUCH AS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, JOINT VENTURES AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN OTHER ENTITIES.
John also assists clients in venture capital financings, provides general corporate counseling, and drafts and negotiates general commercial contracts.
- Acquisition of a remote patient-monitoring and care company by Best Buy.
- Sale of the assets of Aevenia, Inc., an energy and electrical construction company, to Primoris Services Corporation.
- Purchase by The Mosaic Company of Archer Daniels Midland Co's fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million.
- Sale of MediaBeacon, a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software solutions, to DHR Esko BVBA, located in Gent, Belgium.
- Equity Investment by Canon USA in Spartan Bioscience Inc., a leader in on-demand DNA testing.
- Sale of Mosaic Argentina’s assets to Bunge Argentina.
- Purchase of Amber Pharmacy by Hy-Vee, Inc.
- Sale of MindShift Technologies, a cloud and managed services company, by Best Buy.
- Purchase by The Mosaic Company of CF Industries’ phosphate mining and manufacturing operations for $1.4 billion.
- Sale of Napster, a digital music service provider, by Best Buy to Rhapsody.
- Sale of Atritech, Inc. to Boston Scientific Corporation.
- Purchase of A-Life Medical, Inc. by Ingenix, Inc.
- Purchase by Apogee Enterprises, Inc. of Glassec, a Brazilian glass manufacturer.
- Negotiation of mining joint venture between Vale S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and The Mosaic Company.
- Purchase by St. Jude Medical of certain assets of MitralSolutions.
- Negotiation of Master Services Agreements between The Mosaic Company and Hatch Ltd.
- Sale of Mosaic International (Thailand) Limited to ICP Fertilizer Co., Ltd.
- Acquisition by Oxford Health Plans LLC of certain subsidiaries of Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.
News & Resources
March 30, 2017
December 19, 2016
Ground-Breaking Delaware Opinion: Books and Records include Electronic Documents Subject to Inspection and to be Incorporated in any Resulting Action
February 22, 2016
January 28, 2016
Informed Approval of M&A Transactions by Disinterested Stockholders Invokes the Business Judgment Rule
October 8, 2015
June 29, 2015
News & Press Mentions
October 14, 2020
October 3, 2019
July 29, 2019
April 25, 2019
May 31, 2016
February 19, 2016
May 27, 2014
Events & Speaking Engagements
Seminar Playback: Growing Construction & Engineering Companies Through Merger, Acquisition or Combination
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017
April 13, 2004 - April 13, 2004
Industries & Practices
- Closely Held Businesses
- Corporate Governance & Compliance
- Emerging Companies
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
- Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2020
- Named to BTI Client Service All-Star Attorneys, 2016
- MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2016 and 2018
- Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2008-2009
- IFLR1000 Highly Regarded – State, 2019-2021