Mary Heath represents clients and funds in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions and sales, securities offerings, and high-value commercial ventures (with a specific focus on technology-related transactions). Mary also provides day-to-day business counseling and related advisory services to her clients, including transaction structuring, technology licensing, and general commercial contract drafting.
While counseling clients, Mary draws on her prior experience as a litigation attorney, and is able to provide insight into managing legal risk while still achieving business goals. Mary provides practical solutions, so that clients can focus on achieving their financial and strategic goals without legal headaches.
Mary is very passionate about cultivating the next generation of leaders. She volunteers as an advisor in the Court of Appeals program for YMCA Youth in Government, as well as a Mock Trial Coach in the Maslon UPLIFT program.
Mary graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as the managing and research editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She held numerous leadership roles during law school, including two years as a legal research and writing instructor, and was the recipient of the "Mondale Hall Engagement Award" at commencement, where she delivered the J.D. Class Graduation Address. Additionally, Mary completed the Law School Public Service Program, the Minnesota Justice Foundation's pro bono challenge to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work during law school. She earned her bachelor's degree in history, magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University where she was the recipient of an Alumni Merit Scholarship.