Jack Manning
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Jack Manning

Partner
manning.jack@dorsey.com

Overview

JACK COUNSELS START-UP COMPANIES, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COMPANIES, VENTURE CAPITAL AND ANGEL INVESTORS, INDIVIDUALS, UNDERWRITERS, AND BANKS, AND ADVISES IN CORPORATE AND SECURITIES TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS.

Jack is a partner in Dorsey’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies and Mergers and Acquisitions groups, and is the Manager of the Missoula office. Jack’s experience also includes advising clients in matters related to project finance, cooperative law and Indian law.

Education & Admissions

Stanford Law School (J.D., 1975), Note Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1973-1975

Dartmouth College (A.B., 1972)

Admissions

  • Montana

 

Experience

Representative Work

Representative Initial Public Offerings and Public Companies:

  • RightNow Technologies
  • Glacier Bancorp (counsel to D.A. Davidson on three offerings)
  • ILX Lightwave (not completed)
  • Great Plains Software
  • Crop Growers Corporation
  • United Tote, Inc.
  • Video Lottery Technologies, Inc.
  • Energy West Incorporated
  • United Financial Corp.

Representative Acquisitions:

  • Sale of American Eagle Instruments to Young Innovations
  • Acquisition of multiple Montana Jiffy Lube franchises by The Foster Group
  • Sale of tissue expander assets by Specialty Surgical Products to Sientra
  • Acquisition of Smalldog Net Solutions by Foundant Technologies
  • Acquisition of Smith Hayes Companies by D. A. Davidson Companies 
  • Sale of Xcellence, Inc. (dba Xact Data Discovery) to Clearview Capital 
  • Sale of Cutthroat Communications to Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
  • Sale of RightNow Technologies to Oracle
  • Sale of ILX Lightwave Corporation to Newport Corporation
  • Sale of SiMatrix to Vesta
  • Acquisition of Q-Go by RightNow Technologies
  • Sale of MyTopo to Trimble Navigation Limited
  • Acquisition of Tri-State Distributors by Crown Enterprises
  • Acquisition of HiveLive by RightNow Technologies
  • Sale of Barrett Productions, Inc. to Intermedia Outdoors, Inc.
  • Sale of controlling interest of Benefit Management/Allegiance to Great West
  • Acquisition of SalesNet by RightNow Technologies
  • Sale of OneEighty Communications to Eschelon
  • Sale of Harvey Corporation to EnerCrest
  • Sale of Lattice Materials Corporation
  • Sale of Sammons Trucking to Market Transport Ltd.
  • Acquisition of Convergent Voice by RightNow Technologies
  • Sale of Valley Bancorp. Inc. to Marquette Financial Companies
  • Acquisition of Montana First National Bank by First National Bancorp
  • Great Plains Software (10 acquisitions of software companies, including Solomon Software, FRx, RealWorld, Southern Plains, MDS, ICONtrol and Solver), sale to Microsoft
  • Sale of Ubarter.com to ShopNow.com
  • Sale of Northern Line Layers to Quanta Services
  • Sale of Western Montana DBS to Golden Sky Systems
  • Merger of United Financial Corp. and Heritage Bancorporation
  • Merger of Big Sky Laser with Quantel S.A.
  • Sale of Kid-Kart to Sunrise Medical
  • Sale of Crop Growers Corporation to Fireman's Fund
  • Sale of Bank of Montana System to Norwest Corporation
  • Acquisition of Montana Bancsystem by Bank of Montana
  • Sale of Continental Television Network to Max Media of Montana
  • Sale of United Wagering Systems to Video Lottery Technologies
  • Acquisition of Autototesystems by United Tote

Representative Technology & Emerging Companies:

  • Complete / WebBuy
  • Elk River Systems / Ticket River
  • Quiq (fka Centricient)
  • onXmaps
  • Consumer Direct
  • Loenbro
  • Elixiter
  • Bridger Photonics   
  • Foundant Technologies
  • Content-Driven Delivery Platform
  • Inimmune      
  • The Biomimicry Group   
  • Profitable Ideas Exchange
  • Montana Instruments
  • Phenix Fiber Optics

Representative Venture Capital Investments:

  • Quiq (fka Centricient) (Series A and Series A-1)
  • Submittable Holdings (Series A)
  • Next Frontier Capital (Series A) (SiteOne Therapeutics)
  • RightNow Technologies (Series A and Series B)
  • ILX Lightwave (Series A)

Representative Venture Capital/Angel Funds:

  • Next Frontier Capital
  • Frontier Angel Fund

News & Resources

Articles

Guest opinion: Gianforte built RightNow in Montana against all odds
Crowdfunding: A New Way for Montana Companies to Raise Money

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner Jack Manning Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
Jack Manning helped found his firm’s Native American law practice
Super Lawyers Recognizes Stephen Bell and Jack Manning in Missoula
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Missoula
Dorsey Partner Jack Manning Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2018 Lawyers of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes Stephen Bell and Jack Manning in Missoula
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Missoula
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Lawyer Jack Manning Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017
Super Lawyers Recognizes Stephen Bell and Jack Manning in Missoula
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Missoula
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Lawyer Jack Manning Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Super Lawyers Recognizes Stephen Bell and Jack Manning in Missoula
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Corporate/M&A Practice in Missoula
Super Lawyers Recognizes Stephen Bell and Jack Manning in Missoula
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Corporate/M&A Practice in Missoula
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Corporate/M&A Practice in Missoula
Chambers & Partners Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Corporate/M&A Practice in Missoula Office
Federal Lawsuit Against Tribal Council Dismissed

Events & Speaking Engagements

Business Law and Beyond: Legal Experts on Growing, Financing, and Protecting Businesses in Montana
Montana Intellectual Property and Corporate Roadshow
  • Montana Intellectual Property and Corporate Roadshow, November 10–11, 2015

Select Presentations

  • “Inland Northwest Entrepreneurship Forum,” Conference on Entrepreneurship and Private Capital in Montana
  • “Investment Opportunities in Montana,” Conference on Entrepreneurship and Private Capital in Montana
  • “What is a Security, Which Securities or Transactions are Exempt, and What is the Registration Process?” Securities Regulation Symposium
  • “Doing Business in Indian Country and Legal Aspects of Finding Investors and Partners,” sponsored by The Billings Area Business Incubator
  • “Capital Formation, Financing and Obtaining Bonding for Contractors,” Montana Indian Business Institute Economic Development Conference

Industries & Practices

  • Capital Markets
  • Clean Technology
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Pro Bono

Accolades

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Top Ranked - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   Top Ranked - Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual 

  • Named "Missoula Corporate Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers©, 2018 
  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2018 (Star Individual)
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-2012, 2014-2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (1999 – 2019 editions)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© Who’s Who Legal 2006 – Corporate Governance
Jack Manning