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Susan Markey


3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2007

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota Cup: Review Board Member, Food/Agriculture/Beverage Division 2020
  • Meritas: Women's Leadership Congress
  • American Bar Association: Tax Section
  • Vision Loss Resources: Board Member 2019-present; Executive Committee 2019-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Women Presidents' Organization: Minnesota Chapter
  • LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Volunteer


Susan Markey represents clients in general corporate, taxation, and nonprofit matters. She draws from a diverse background in government, accounting, and law to serve as a holistic business advisor, and strongly believes that tax and corporate advice should be both easy to understand and practical.

Susan assists clients with a wide array of tax issues, including tax controversies, audits, appeals, planning, and structuring, as well as researching tax law, drafting legal appeals, and memoranda. In addition to her tax practice, Susan counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, business formation, joint ventures, and general corporate matters, while leveraging her tax background to help guide them toward profitable solutions.

Susan is passionate about working with nonprofit organizations that serve the community. Leveraging her combined knowledge of business and taxation issues, she carefully assists each client with their complex and unique needs. Susan’s particular depth in this area uniquely positions her to counsel nonprofits toward sustainable long-term success.

Susan is dedicated to advancing the profession as well as informing her clients on key issues in her area of practice. She writes and presents regularly on tax-related topics. Most recently, she co-authored an article for Thomson Reuters' Practical Law, titled "Sales and Use Tax for Remote Sellers: Minnesota," that serves as a Q&A guide to remote sellers' exposure to sales and use tax in Minnesota after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

From 2007-2011, Susan served as a law clerk to the Honorable James T. Swenson, Chief Judge of the Hennepin County District Court.


  • Represented QXMedical, LLC, a medical device manufacturing company, in its acquisition of Embomedics, LLC, a developer of resorbable embolization.
  • Represented Crane Engineering, Inc. in its sale of its stock to Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Represented The Burchfield Group , Inc., a company that provides pharmacy benefits consulting, in its acquisition by Aon Consulting, Inc.
  • Represented Stellar Technologies, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, in its sale to Cirtec Medical
  • Represented Blackburn Investment Management: Acquisition of Six Boutique North Shore Resort Properties
  • With respect to tax matters, has represented individuals and entities in contested tax disputes involving income tax, gift tax, estate tax, and sales tax.

Pro Bono

  • Project N95: Provided pro bono counsel to a group of volunteers from across the country when they joined forces to create Project N95—a dynamic nonprofit organization serving as a national clearinghouse to source crucial suppliers in order to serve healthcare providers at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Formation of numerous nonprofits and qualification for IRS tax exempt status.
  • Ongoing consultation and advice about governance and exemption issues.


North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-2020 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Spring 2006


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