Morgan Helme
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Morgan Helme

Associate
helme.morgan@dorsey.com

Overview

MORGAN COUNSELS CLIENTS ON COMPLEX MERGER AND ACQUISITION TRANSACTIONS AND DAY-TO-DAY CORPORATE AND LLC MATTERS.

As an associate in Dorsey's mergers and acquisitions practice, Morgan works with both buyers and sellers in transactions of all sizes across a wide variety of industry sectors, including in the health, agriculture, technology and energy sectors. Morgan is vice chair of the firm’s Food, Beverage & Agribusiness industry group. She has significant experience representing agribusinesses and cooperatives in various transactions, including member offerings and consolidations. She also assists start-up clients in venture capital financings, provides general corporate counseling, and drafts and negotiates commercial contracts.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Morgan served as a law clerk for a Fortune 500 food and agriculture company.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., Business Law Concentration, 2014), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Notes and Comments Editor, Volume 98, Minnesota Law Review; Minnesota Law Review Outstanding Staff Publication Award (2013)

Chapman University (B.A., English and Journalism, 2010), cum laude with University Honors

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Work

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Land O'Lakes, Inc. in the merger of its crop inputs business with United Suppliers, Inc.
  • Represented Land O’Lakes, Inc. in its tender offer acquisition of Ceres, Inc., a biotechnology seed company
  • Represented UnitedHealth Group in acquisitions of physician practices
  • Represented UnitedHealth Group in the acquisition of an insurance provider
  • Represented UnitedHealth Group in the acquisition of a healthcare data science company
  • Represented Early Warning Services, LLC in its acquisition of clearXchange, LLC, the largest bank-owned digital payments network in the United States
  • Represented Xcel Energy in the acquisition of 80MW and 300 MW power plants
  • Represented various clients in acquisitions of wind projects
  • Represented Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in its acquisition of Leake Auction Company Represented American Eagle Instruments in its sale of the company to Young Innovations
  • Represented Consolidated Lumber Co., a leading provider of residential and commercial building and construction materials, in its sale of the company
  • Represented MediaBeacon, Inc., a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software solutions, in its sale of the company

Cooperatives

  • Represent clients in member loan and preferred stock offerings, financings and commercial agreement negotiations
  • Represented natural foods cooperatives in strategic consolidation
  • Assist clients in addressing organizational issues and compliance concerns

Commercial Contracts

  •  Represent medical device companies in drafting and negotiating supply agreements and equipment loan and sales agreements
  • Represent clients in drafting and negotiating supply, distribution, co-manufacturing, intellectual property licensing and other commercial agreements
  • Represent clients in vendor outsourcing agreements
  • Represent clients in drafting terms of services and end user license agreements for online services
  • Represented hospital in drafting and negotiating vendor IT agreements in connection with insourcing of administrative services

Emerging Companies

  • Regularly advise emerging companies on general corporate matters, including contract preparation and negotiation, corporate governance, and ongoing strategic and transactional matters
  • Represent emerging companies in venture financings, restructurings and start-up exits
  • Represented privately held medical device company in its Series B preferred stock financing
  • Represented privately held telehealth company in its Series A preferred stock financing

Pro Bono

  • Represent cooperatives and non-profits in commercial contracts, business formation and governance issues

Industries & Practices

  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Accolades

North Star Lawyer logo

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2017
Morgan Helme