Ben Lindblad
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Ben Lindblad

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lindblad.ben@dorsey.com

Overview

BEN HELPS CLIENTS PLAN AND STRUCTURE COMPLEX TRANSACTIONS TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS GOALS IN A TAX EFFICIENT MANNER.

Ben advises publicly and privately held companies on a wide range of tax matters, emphasizing on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and partnership restructurings, and joint ventures. He also advises emerging companies on formation, equity, governance and structuring issues. Ben advises employers and individuals on issues related to executive compensation and inbound and outbound U.S. international taxation.

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2007), cum laude

University of Minnesota (B.A., 2004)

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • AmeriChoice
    Acquisition of Unison Health Plans
  • Atritech, Inc.
    Sale to Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Bellisio Foods, Inc.
    Sale to Centre Partners
  • Best Buy
    Acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
    Acquisition of Hawk Corporation
  • Concordia Healthcare
    Acquisition of Pinnacle Biologics
    Multiple pharmaceutical product acquisitions
  • Ingenix
    Acquisition of Integris Inc.
    Acquisition of A-Life Medical
  • Land O’ Lakes Inc.
    Multiple acquisitions and divestitures
  • Medtronic
    Acquisition of Corventis, Inc.
    Acquisition of Tyrx, Inc.
  • Optum
    Acquisition of Aveta and NAMM Holdings
    Acquisition of ProHealth Medical Management
    Acquisition of WESTMED Practice Partners
    Acquisition of Monarch Health Care
    Acquisition of WellMed Medical Management
    Acquisition of Applecare Medical Management
    Acquisition of INSPIRIS
    Acquisition of Logistics Health
  • OptumHealth Care Solutions
    Acquisition of Plus One Holdings
    Acquisition of OrthoNet Holdings
  • OptumInsight
    Optum360 joint venture with Dignity Health
    Sale of CareTracker
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Acquisition of certain subsidiaries of Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation
    Acquisition of SPF Energy, Inc.
  • Personnel Decisions International Corporation
    Sale to Korn/Ferry International
  • Transport America, Inc.
    Sale to TransForce Inc.
  • United HealthCare Services
    Acquisition of Preferred Care Partners
    Acquisition of Medica HealthCare Plans

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • "The New Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act," July 20, 2015
  • "Mergers & Sales of Closely Held Businesses," February 26, 2015
  • "How to Structure and Complete the Purchase and Sale of a Business," February 5, 2015
  • "The Affordable Care Act: Tax, Reporting, and Other Provisions Affecting Employer Health Plans," April 17, 2014
  • "The Affordable Care Act for the Non Health Lawyer," January 31, 2014
  • "M&A Tax Update - Tax Pitfalls, Planning and Practical Strategies," December 19, 2013
  • "Tax and Business Planning Issues Associated with S Corporation Status," March 1, 2013

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Executive Compensation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Tax

Accolades

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2012-2014
  • Listed as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2019
Ben Lindblad