Brad Pederson is a member of Maslon's Business & Securities Group, representing manufacturers, brewers and other businesses in venture formations, raising capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

Brad has a diverse client base and enjoys working with businesses at different points of their life cycles. He works with entrepreneurs and exciting start-ups to develop scalable business models and corporate structures for growth and raising capital. Brad also works with established businesses to continue to grow organically and through strategic acquisitions as well as to realize exit events.

Brad distinguishes himself from other attorneys by approaching the practice of law from a business perspective. He believes that business dynamics should drive legal aspects of transactions as much as possible.

Over time, Brad has developed experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing. Brad works with custom and heavy equipment manufacturers, negotiating customer and vendor contracts, strategic acquisitions, and other general matters.
  • Craft Brewing. Brad works with craft breweries to become organized, raise capital, become licensed, and operate in the State of Minnesota.
  • Agricultural. Brad represents agricultural producers and technology companies in their general, corporate finance, and strategic acquisition matters.

Selected Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represents a growing major American manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems in all matters, including nine strategic acquisitions to expand its product base, brand offerings and footprint in North America.
  • Represented a publicly-traded agricultural technology company in its strategic acquisition of an engineering film company by merger, and the registration with the SEC of 1.5 million shares issued to the target company's shareholders.
  • Represented Jacobs Trading in the sale of its salvage and liquidation business to Liquidity Services, Inc., a publicly traded leading provider of online marketplaces and integrated services, in a transaction yielding cash, stock, a promissory note, and performance-based consideration proceeds of $170 million.
  • Represented American Importing Company, Inc., a private label manufacturer and marketer of dried fruits, in a sale transaction with Gryphon Advisors, a private equity firm, in a transaction yielding cash and stock consideration in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented pipeline manufacturer in a sale transaction to a public corporation yielding over $80 million in sale proceeds.
  • Represented Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corporation in its acquisition of the floor sander division of Nilfisk-Advance, Inc.
  • Represented agricultural producer's purchase of assets in related sales transactions conducted under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in an aggregate amount of approximately $30 million.
  • Represented Redwood 700 Inc. (formerly known as Redwood County Telephone Company) in a multi-million-dollar transaction merging Redwood into a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (AT&T) and in divestiture transactions prior to such sale resulting in sale proceeds of over $20 million.
  • Represented developer and manufacturer of aviation training products in a sale transaction to private equity fund yielding proceeds of approximately $30 million.

Corporate Finance

  • Represented ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company (NASDAQ: ZIOP), in connection with firm commitment underwritten public offerings yielding proceeds in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented Dougherty & Company as underwriter in its follow-on offerings of common stock of Urologix, Inc. and Sajan, Inc.

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota

Pro Bono Activities

LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Volunteer


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2015 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hamline University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Honors: Dean's List; Presidential Scholar
University of Minnesota, Duluth
B.A., cum laude, 2004


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