Kim A. Severson
PEOPLE

Kim A. Severson

Partner
severson.kim@dorsey.com

Overview

KIM PROVIDES CLIENTS WITH THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE NEEDED TO CARRY OUT A WIDE RANGE OF BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS.

Kim regularly advises clients on the federal income tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, corporate distributions and other transactions with shareholders, debt and equity financings, entity formation, cooperative tax matters, securitizations, and structured finance. She also provides tax planning advice to closely held businesses, tax-exempt entities, and parties in bankruptcy proceedings.

Education & Admissions

Stanford Law School (J.D., 1984)

Princeton University (M.A., Classics, 1981)

Oxford University (B.A., Classics, 1980), Rhodes Scholar, Minnesota and Somerville, 1978

St. Olaf College (B.A., Classics, 1978), summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • California

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • AmeriPride Services, Inc. in its acquisition by Aramark
  • Heartland Financial in multiple acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Blue Valley Ban Corp., First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc., Citywide Banks of Colorado, Inc., and Founders Bancorp
  • Paradigm Spine in its restructuring and acquisition by RTI Surgical
  • Zions Bancorporation in its restructuring and disposition of subsidiaries
  • Klein Financial, Inc. in its acquisition by Old National Bancorp
  • True Value Company in cooperative tax matters
  • El Dorado Gold in its issuance of $300,000,000 senior secured second lien notes
  • SSR Mining Inc. in its issuance of $200,000,000 senior convertible notes

Other representative clients include Kohler Co., The Scoular Company, and CHS, Inc.

News & Resources

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member and Chair of the firm’s Policy Committee
  • Chair, The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Trustee
  • The Arts Partnership, member Annual Fund Committee
Kim A. Severson