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New Governance Committee Elected at Maslon

May 16, 2008

Maslon is pleased to announce the election of Joe Alexander and re-election of Cooper Ashley and Doug Holod to the firm's Governance Committee. Cooper Ashley was elected to continue as chair of the Governance Committee.

Joe Alexander is a senior partner in the Financial Services and Business and Securities teams. He has over 25 years of experience as a commercial lawyer, and has counseled and represented various private and public companies in literally hundreds of transactions aggregating in value into the billions of dollars. He has guided public and private boards of directors, as well as business owners, in assessing the financial merits of proposed transactions and, in many cases, has quarterbacked the negotiations for the significant economic terms of the transaction as well as legal issues. Joe is also a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Committee on Commercial Finance in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Cooper Ashley is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on products liability matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and complex class action and tort cases. He also has significant litigation experience in fire/explosion cases. Cooper's courtroom experience is extensive, including first-chair jury and bench trials in state and federal courts, appellate arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc), the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals, binding arbitrations, successful mediations in well over one hundred cases, and all manner of related fact and expert discovery and motion practice. Cooper has appeared in court on behalf of clients in multiple jurisdictions across the country.

Doug Holod is a business lawyer with over 16 years of business law experience and four years of business experience. Doug also served as chair of Maslon's Business and Securities Group from 2001 to 2007. Doug advises companies, from emerging through mature, on corporate, general business and strategic matters. He frequently assists emerging business in corporate structuring, raising capital, general counseling and in transactions such as acquisitions and sales. For more mature businesses, Doug frequently plays an active role in capital transactions such as private or public offerings or transactions such as mergers and acquisitions or MBOs. His vast experience and keen insight has made him a valued and trusted business and legal adviser to many businesses.


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