Morgan Helme
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Morgan Helme

Associate
helme.morgan@dorsey.com

Overview

MORGAN HELME COUNSELS PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND NON-PROFIT CLIENTS ON DAY-TO-DAY CORPORATE AND LLC MATTERS AND COMPLEX MERGER AND ACQUISITION TRANSACTIONS.

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 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

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 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in its acquisition of Leake Auction Company
  • Represented American Eagle Instruments in its sale of the company to Young Innovations 
  • Represented various clients in acquisitions of wind projects
  • 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

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

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

Cooperatives

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

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

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2017
Morgan Helme