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Maslon Sponsors 6th Annual Minnesota Cup; Shawn McIntee to Serve as Review Board Member

April 8, 2010

Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP is pleased to announce our continued sponsorship of and participation with the Minnesota Cup and its 6th Annual competition. In addition to the firm's support, Shawn McIntee, member of Maslon's Business & Securities group, will serve on both the Review Board for BioSciences Division and the Grand Prize Review Board. Maslon has been a sponsor and Shawn has participated with the MN cup since its inception.

The Minnesota Cup is an annual, statewide competition that seeks out aspiring entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas and has attracted more than 4,000 entries since 2005. The 6th Annual Minnesota Cup competition launched on March 29 and ends on September 9, 2010, and will award more than $130,000 in seed capital and many hours of professional services to competition winners across six divisions. Through the competition, participants also gain exposure for their ideas, strengthen their business plans, and make strong connections in the business community.

The BioSciences Division seeks out, supports, and celebrates Minnesota's most innovative entrepreneurs developing plans and businesses in medical devices, biologics and biopharmaceuticals, animal health, food, healthcare delivery, healthcare services and more. The BioSciences Division is led by the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota who is dedicated to the advancement of bioscience-related industries and the creation of jobs in our state.

Shawn concentrates his practice in the areas of advising public and private businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law (including contracts and electronic commerce), and software and emerging companies.Shawn has represented manufacturers, technology companies, service companies, software companies, law firms and financial services clients. Shawn has extensive experience advising clients on day-to-day legal and business matters. One outside director of a corporation Shawn represents referred to him as a "businessman's lawyer." He approaches each transaction from a business perspective, taking into account the specific goals of his client.


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