Bill Mower has been helping clients solve problems and pursue opportunities with legal-related advice and counsel for more than 30 years and is a partner in Maslon's Business & Securities Group. He represents a wide variety of clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and management buy-outs. Bill counsels public companies in connection with their securities law compliance and general corporate matters and represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private securities offerings, secondary offerings and alternative offerings. He also serves as de-facto general counsel to a variety of public and private companies. Bill has real estate transactional experience and is a board certified real estate specialist in the State of Minnesota.

Selected Experience

  • Famous Dave's of America, Inc. – Principal outside counsel since inception. Managed transactions including asset purchases and sales, bank financings, and initial and secondary public offerings. Responsible for Securities and Exchange Act compliance and other securities and corporate matters.
  • Raven Industries, Inc. – Principal outside securities and acquisitions counsel of this diversified manufacturing company. Responsible for asset and business acquisitions and dispositions; Securities and Exchange Act compliance.
  • Global Traffic Network, Inc. – Principal outside counsel of this international media-related company; initial public and secondary offerings, international acquisitions, and Securities and Exchange Act compliance.
  • G&K Services, Inc. – Acquisitions and real estate leasing and acquisition transactions; public offerings and Securities and Exchange Act compliance.
  • Grand Casinos, Inc. – Real estate acquisition and development transactions; negotiation of casino management agreements; initial public and secondary offerings and other financing transactions; Securities and Exchange Act compliance.
  • Underwriters' counsel in private and initial public offerings; counsel to financial advisors in merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Numerous smaller public and private companies in the biotechnology, technology, precious metals, and hospitality industries – public offerings, private placements (PIPE offerings) and alternative public offerings; negotiation of merger agreements; restructuring of assets; joint ventures and related party partnerships and LLCs; executive employment, compensation and separation agreements; general corporate and contract advice; and Securities and Exchange Act compliance.

Recognition

Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2000-2004, 2010-2013 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year.)

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.)

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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 1982
Drake University
B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
Additional Qualifications

MSBA Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law

Notable

BILL IS RECOGNIZED ON THE 2013 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWYERS® LIST.

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