John Marsalek
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John Marsalek

Partner
marsalek.john@dorsey.com

Overview

JOHN HELPS CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, SUCH AS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, JOINT VENTURES AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN OTHER ENTITIES.

He also assists clients in venture capital financings, provides general corporate counseling, and drafts and negotiates general commercial contracts.

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2003), summa cum laude

Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (LL.B., 1997)

McMaster University (MBA, 1993)

University of Toronto (B.Sc., 1990)

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Sale of the assets of Aevenia, Inc., an energy and electrical construction company, to Primoris Services Corporation.
  • Purchase by The Mosaic Company of Archer Daniels Midland Co's fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million.
  • Sale of MediaBeacon, a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software solutions, to DHR Esko BVBA, located in Gent, Belgium.
  • Equity Investment by Canon USA in Spartan Bioscience Inc., a leader in on-demand DNA testing.
  • Sale of Mosaic Argentina’s assets to Bunge Argentina.
  • Purchase of Amber Pharmacy by Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Sale of MindShift Technologies, a cloud and managed services company, by Best Buy.
  • Purchase by The Mosaic Company of CF Industries’ phosphate mining and manufacturing operations for $1.4 billion.
  • Sale of Napster, a digital music service provider, by Best Buy to Rhapsody.
  • Sale of Atritech, Inc. to Boston Scientific Corporation.
  • Purchase of A-Life Medical, Inc. by Ingenix, Inc.
  • Purchase by Apogee Enterprises, Inc. of Glassec, a Brazilian glass manufacturer.
  • Negotiation of mining joint venture between Vale S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and The Mosaic Company.
  • Purchase by St. Jude Medical of certain assets of MitralSolutions.
  • Negotiation of Master Services Agreements between The Mosaic Company and Hatch Ltd.
  • Sale of Mosaic International (Thailand) Limited to ICP Fertilizer Co., Ltd.
  • Acquisition by Oxford Health Plans LLC of certain subsidiaries of Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.

News & Resources

Articles

Delaware Courts Expand Corwin Line of Cases
Delaware Chancery Court Provides Further Insights into the Validity of Anti-Reliance Clauses
2016 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
Ground-Breaking Delaware Opinion: Books and Records include Electronic Documents Subject to Inspection and to be Incorporated in any Resulting Action
The Demise of Disclosure-Only Settlements?
Informed Approval of M&A Transactions by Disinterested Stockholders Invokes the Business Judgment Rule
2015 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
Survival of Non-Binding LOI Provisions Does Not Make Them Binding

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Partners Edelman, Marsalek and Tygesson Named BTI 2016 Client Service All-Stars
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota Highly Ranked By Chambers & Partners

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board of Directors of Global Minnesota (formerly the Minnesota International Center)
  • Pro Bono Counsel to Rebuilding Together, Twin Cities

Accolades

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

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2018
  • Named to BTI Client Service All-Star Attorneys, 2016

North Star Lawyer logo

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2016
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2008-2009
John Marsalek