Robert G. Hensley
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Robert G. Hensley

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hensley.robert@dorsey.com

Overview

ROBERT PRIDES HIMSELF AS A CREATIVE AND BUSINESS-SAVVY LAWYER WHO CAN QUICKLY PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AND RESULTS FOR CLIENTS.
Robert is a business attorney and represents clients on a variety of business issues, including business formations, mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, joint ventures, real estate development, and complex construction projects. He is Co-Chair of the firm's Food and Beverage industry group and an active member of the firm’s Development and Infrastructure Group. Robert represents businesses throughout the United States. 

Education & Admissions

Baylor School of Law (J.D., 1987), Baylor Order of Barristers

Austin College (B.A., Psychology and Business, 1984), Alpha Chi and Psy Chi Honors

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Colorado

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • The formation and restructuring of numerous businesses, including Limited Liability Companies, Corporations and Cooperatives;
  • The Construction and development of major production facilities, buildings, roadways, renewable energy projects, agricultural facilities, sports facilities, and other real estate development projects; 
  • Mergers and acquisitions of businesses and business units; 
  • Negotiating and documenting numerous joint ventures, business alliances, production agreements, and procurement contracts; 
  • The development and construction of renewable resource facilities, electric power generation, and alternative fuel production facilities, including solar, bioenergy, and  both small scale (10 MW) and large scale (200 MW) wind farms; and 
  • The drafting of marketing, supply, transportation, and general vendor contracts.

News & Resources

Select Presentations

In addition to his active role in the firm’s corporate practice, Robert is a frequent lecturer, commentator, and author on corporate governance, energy, and agribusiness issues.

Industries & Practices

  • Construction & Design
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sustainability

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board of Directors, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition (2015-present)
  • Board of Directors, The Jungle Theater (2008-2011)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Unit Committee Chair (2006-2009)
  • Park Commissioner, City of Shorewood (2006-2009)
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce (2004-2007)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
    (Business Planning) (2003-2005)
  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (2002-present)
  • Chairman, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors (1994-1995)
  • President and Chairman, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth (1996-1997)
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Landmarks (1997-1999)
  • Board of Governors, Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section (1996-1997)

Accolades

Robert G. Hensley