Joe Alexander is a senior partner in the Financial Services and Business & Securities Groups. He has been practicing as a commercial lawyer for over thirty years. Joe is also a former Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Committee on Commercial Financial Services in the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Joe has concentrated his activities primarily in two areas, one in the corporate transactions area and the other in the financial services area.
In the corporate transactions area, Joe has counseled and represented various private and public companies in literally hundreds of transactions aggregating in value into the billions of dollars. He has counseled numerous companies in the life science industry, including medical device companies. The transactions ranged in size from the sale or purchase of a small business to sophisticated multimillion dollar mergers and financings of public corporations. The transactions included sales, purchases, mergers, and financings of numerous companies.
With his prior CPA experience, Joe has guided public and private boards of directors, as well as business owners, in assessing the financial merits of proposed transactions. In many of these transactions, he quarterbacked the negotiations for the significant economic terms of the transaction as well as legal issues. Many of these transactions were extraordinarily complex and required Joe to assemble a multi-lawyer team from his firm to handle the various elements of the transactions, each providing his or her expertise in areas such as real estate, tax, environmental, construction, securities, and intellectual property.
In addition, he spends a significant amount of his time advising financial institutions on an ongoing basis regarding structuring and documenting their financial transactions and defaulted loan workouts in and out of bankruptcy.
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 1997-2002, 2004-2005, 2007 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)