Kim A. Severson
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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.

A partner in Dorsey’s tax, trusts and estates group, she 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, securitizations and structured finance. She also provides tax planning advice to closely-held businesses, tax-exempt entities, and parties in bankruptcy proceedings.

Kim is Chair of the Firm’s Policy Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group.

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

  • OptumInsight in its Optum360 joint venture with Dignity Health
  • Optum in its acquisition of Aveta and NAMM Holdings
  • Optum in its acquisition of ProHealth Medical Management
  • Optum in its acquisition of WESTMED Practice Partners
  • Kodiak Oil & Gas in its acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corp.
  • CHS in the issuance and exchange of its preferred stock for patronage equities
  • The Mosaic Company in its acquisition of the Florida phosphate business from CF Industries
  • Miller Milling Company in its acquisition of flour mills from ConAgra and Cargill
  • Other representative clients include The Kohler Company, The Scoular Company and Otelco

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Chair, The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
  • The Schubert Club, Member and President of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the firm’s Policy Committee
Kim A. Severson