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

  • OptumInsight in its Optum360 joint venture with Dignity Health
  • Optum in its acquisition of WESTMED Practice Partners
  • Concordia Healthcare Corp. in its acquisition of Pinnacle Biologics, Inc.
  • Carlisle Companies in its acquisition of finishing business assets from Graco, Inc.
  • Pipeline Supply in its sale to Dakota Supply Group, Inc.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in its acquisition of Climatec, LLC
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in its sale of Nelson and Gilmour brands to Fiskars Corp.
  • Miller Milling in its acquisition of four flour mills from Cargill and ConAgra Foods
  • Land O’ Lakes egg production and distribution subsidiary in sale of division to private buyer
  • The Mosaic Company in its acquisition of phosphate production, warehouse and terminal facilities
  • Amplitude Technologies in its acquisition of Continuum Lasers
  • NCS Pearson, Inc. in its acquisition of ProctorCam
  • RapidEngines in its sale to SevOne
  • Best Buy in the sale of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
  • Xcel Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of the Border Wind and Pleasant Valley Wind Farm projects
  • Financial Corporation in connection with the securitization of automobile loans
  • Donaldson Company in the sale of long-term notes

News & Resources

Articles

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

Industries & Practices

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Health Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securitization
  • Technology Commerce

Accolades

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

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2014
Brian Burke