Terri Krivosha is passionate about helping businesses grow, succeed, and scale. As a strategic business attorney, she helps a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses see the "forest through the trees."
Terri works directly with the business people who lead organizations, providing general counsel advice that is not only prompt and pragmatic, but also customized to fit the stage of the client's business. She is exceptionally skilled at negotiating and drafting multiple kinds of contracts, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures; developing and implementing exit strategies; advising on selling or buying companies and raising capital to recapitalize businesses; and coaching clients on complex governance matters. Terri works with clients in many industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, consumer products, and professional services, bringing her experience in one industry to inform her advice in other industries.
Using her broad strategic skills together with extensive experience, Terri works as a partner with clients to help them achieve their goals in all phases of their development and growth. Clients have shared, "Her intuitive business sense together with her passion for helping clients achieve success permeates everything she does. She listens, sees the big picture and relies on her years of experience to provide practical and creative advice efficiently…Terri has provided strategic and tactical insight and been able to deploy her colleagues at Maslon where we need to create and lead a collaborative group of experts on whom we can rely."
Terri is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, Minnesota Supreme Court. As a deal lawyer, rather than a litigator, she is unique among mediators by bringing her many years of experience negotiating deals to the mediation table. She is an active listener helping parties create durable solutions to disputes often before litigation is commenced.
In addition, Terri writes and speaks regularly on topics related to her practice. In August 2014, her book Founding a Startup: What You Need to Know was published by Thomson/Reuters and is available on Amazon.com. Terri served for six years as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, teaching a one-of-a-kind course she developed, The Start-up Business Enterprise, that provided a laboratory for students to simulate the creation and growth of startups and pitch their ideas to investors at the end of the semester.
Terri served as chair of Maslon's Governance Committee from May 2003 through May 2007 and as the chair of the firm's Business & Securities Group from 2009 through 2013. In her capacity as chair of the firm and chair of the firm's Business & Securities Group, Terri has learned many valuable lessons about the operation of a business which she applies to help her clients every day.