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.

He represents clients on a variety of business issues, including business formation, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, joint ventures, marketing agreements, construction projects, risk management and governance issues.

Robert is Co-chair of the firm's Food and Agribusiness practice group and Co-Chair of the Cooperative Law practice group. He represents food companies, cooperatives and agribusinesses throughout the United States. He is also a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice group and a member of the firm's Construction Law practice group.

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

  • 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;
  • The construction of major agricultural facilities, roadways, buildings, and sports facilities;
  • The development of both small scale (10 MW) and large scale (100 MW) wind farms; and
  • The drafting of marketing, transportation, and general vendor contracts.

News & Resources

Articles

FDA Issues Three New Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act
The Economic Recovery Act: Now the Hard Work Begins
The Role of the Audit Committee for a Non-Public Cooperative
Can Business Conduct Be Legislated by a Code of Ethics?
Best Buy, Josten’s and Born Form Technology Cooperative
Both Public and Private Cooperatives Should Consider Implementing a Whistleblower Policy
Minnesota Legislature Adopts New Cooperative Associations Act: Coops Should Carefully Options to Avoid Pitfalls
Unique Insurance Issues Faced by Cooperatives: You Only Thought You Were Covered

News & Press Mentions

Partners Hensley and Krogh Help Daniels MBA Students Setup B Corporations

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

  • Clean Technology
  • Construction & Design
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships

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