Brian Burke
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Brian Burke

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burke.brian@dorsey.com

Overview

BRIAN ADVISES CLIENTS ON COMPLEX MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING HEALTH, ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE.

Additionally, Brian regularly assists clients with corporate governance, securities regulation, technology commerce and commercial contract matters.

Prior to attending law school, Brian worked for General Electric as a financial analyst in its Financial Management Program and as an internal auditor with GE’s Corporate Audit Staff. As an auditor, Brian conducted financial and compliance audits of industrial and capital GE businesses, both domestic and international.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2013), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Lead Articles Editor, Volume 97, Minnesota Law Review

University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.B.A., Finance, Investment, and Banking; Physics, 2007)

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • B-MoGen Biotechnologies, Inc. in its sale to Bio-Techne Corporation
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated in its acquisition of Accella Performance Materials
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated in its acquisition of Drexel Metals, Inc.
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated in its acquisition of Hosco Fittings and Integrated Dispense Solutions
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated in its acquisition of Motion Tech Automation, LLC, a precision manufacturing company
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated in its acquisition of Providien, LLC, a medical device contract manufacturing company
  • Coborn’s, Incorporated in its acquisition of Hornbacher’s grocery stores from SuperValu, Inc.
  • Deluxe Corporation in its acquisition of My Corporation Business Services
  • DocuTAP, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its acquisition of Clockwise.MD
  • Education Software for Guiding Instruction (ESGI) in its sale to Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors
  • Mac Arthur Company in its acquisition of Snavely Forest Products
  • Mann Lake Ltd. in its sale to Grey Mountain Partners
  • NetSPI in its strategic equity growth financing led by Sunstone Partners
  • Nova Geotechnical & Inspection Services in its sale to Obsidian Group Holdings, LLC
  • NxThera, Inc. in its sale to Boston Scientific
  • Optum360 in its revenue cycle management services transaction with Northwell Health
  • Optum in its acquisition of the administrative business of WESTMED Practice Partners
  • Optum in its acquisition of the administrative business of ProHealth Physicians
  • PearsonVUE in its acquisition of ProctorCam
  • Pipeline Supply in its sale to Dakota Supply Group, Inc.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in its acquisition of SPLT (Splitting Fares)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in its sale of high voltage battery manufacturing and testing assets to American Battery Solutions, Inc.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in its sale of SKIL and SKILSAW brands to Chervon
  • Serent Capital in ongoing portfolio company legal work
  • v2 Lighting in its sale to Architectural Lighting Works, a portfolio company of Prairie Capital
  • Various companies in venture-backed preferred stock issuances
  • Xcel Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of the Border Winds and Pleasant Valley Wind Farm projects

News & Resources

Articles

2020 Updates to Delaware Entity
2020 Delaware Entity Statutory Amendments
Channel Reinforces that Akorn is the Ceiling not the Floor for MAE Terminations
SEC Fines ADT Inc. $100k for Non-GAAP Disclosure in Earnings Releases
The Impact of Transaction Size on Highly Negotiated M&A Deal Points, by Eric Rauch and Brian Burke, The Business Lawyer; Vol. 71, Summer 2016 (copies available upon request)

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Super Lawyers Recognizes 41 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Super Lawyers Recognizes 36 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Dorsey Advises Briefing Media in Strategic Investment and Global Partnership with Urner Barry

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: M&A Update

Industries & Practices

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securitization
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board Member, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), 2017 – present; Board President since 2020

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2018-2020

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2014
Brian Burke