Cate Heaven Young
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Cate Heaven Young

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heaven.young.cate@dorsey.com
Minneapolis P +1 (612) 492-5023 F +1 (952) 516-5664

Overview

CATE PROVIDES PRAGMATIC ADVICE TO ASSIST CLIENTS IN ACHIEVING THEIR STRATEGIC BUSINESS GOALS IN COMPLEX TRANSACTIONS AND DAY-TO-DAY LEGAL MATTERS.

Cate represents public and private companies in complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic investments. Cate also advises clients on business formation, strategic planning, corporate governance, commercial contracting, and general corporate matters.

Cate’s prior work as general counsel informs her advice to clients. Her experience is deep and broad having served a private equity portfolio company valued in excess of $1 billion and two public companies, and in the varied industries of academic and achievement, franchise, and medical device. In all general counsel roles, she was the leader of the legal functions, responsible for a wide array of transactional, compliance, intellectual property, governance, and litigation matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2002), cum laude

University of Kansas (B.A., Psychology and Political Science, 1999), Highest Distinction

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Kansas

News & Resources

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Educational Publishing, Technology & Services
  • Emerging Companies
  • Franchise & Distribution Law
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

Accolades

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018
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