Betsy Sanders Parker

Betsy Sanders Parker



Betsy advises clients in a broad array of commercial lending transactions, including secured transactions, merger and acquisition financings, loans to high-net-worth individuals, and Native American finance transactions.

Betsy is a partner in the Finance and Restructuring group.

Betsy represents both lenders and borrowers in varied aspects of commercial finance, including syndicated credit facilities, merger and acquisition financing, asset-based lending, and real estate loans.

Betsy also represents individual and institutional clients in connection with lending aspects of wealth management, foundation loans, Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) loans, and other loans to individuals.

She is also experienced with Indian and gaming financing transactions, particularly in connection with the construction and expansion of casino and entertainment facilities and the finance of leased gaming equipment.

Betsy’s practice includes representations in connection with term loan facilities, revolving loan facilities, letter of credit facilities, syndicated and participated loans, subordinated loans, secured and unsecured transactions.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2007), with distinction
Member, Iowa Law Review; Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Award

Iowa State University (B.S., Accounting, 2004), with honors


  • Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Representative Transactions

  • Represented one of the world’s largest international engineering and construction firms on a $1.1 billion revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a publicly-traded Canadian gold company on a $225.0 million convertible senior subordinated notes offering.
  • Represented a publicly-traded filtration solutions company on a $500.0 million revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a national food products company in connection with a $250.0 million secured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a major national bank, as agent, in connection with a $200,000,000 secured working capital loan to a winery.
  • Represented a publicly-traded apparel company in connection with a $50,000,000 secured revolving loan.
  • Represented a major national bank in connection with various GRAT loans to high-net-worth individuals.
  • Represented a major national bank in connection with a $21,000,000 secured term loan and an $8,000,000 secured revolving loan to a manufacturing company.
  • Represented a national sports equipment company in connection with a $7,500,000 secured subordinated term loan.
  • Represented a major national bank, as agent, in connection with a $25,000,000 secured term loan and an $11,000,000 secured revolving loan to a home cleaning product manufacturer.

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • “The New (and Improved?) Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act: A Review of the Proposed Amendments to the UFTA,” Bank Counsel Roundtable, May 20, 2014
  • “Select Credit Agreement Provisions: Regulation U,” U.S. Bank National Association Quarterly Legal Update, June 23, 2014

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • Lending Transactions
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Brian Coyle Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2007-Present
  • One Hour of Sharing Associates’ Campaign for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Co-Chair, 2014-2015
  • Centennial United Methodist Church, Stewardship Committee Co-Chair and Church Council Member, 2013-Present


  • Recognized as a "Stand-Out Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2024
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2024

   Diversity Inclusion Recognition 2023 Diversity & Inclusion 50+ Hours 2022 Diversity & Inclusion 50+ Hours 2021 Diversity & Inclusion 50+ Hours 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Diversity hours, 2020-2023

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016
Betsy Sanders Parker