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."
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. She provides general counsel advice to her clients relating to all stages in the life cycle of a business, including contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, strategic partnerships, distribution agreements, joint ventures, governance issues, exit strategies, and sales and recapitalizations.
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 also provides creative entity formation advice to clients who are seeking to restructure and align their legal structures with their business goals. She works with clients in many industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, consumer products, service industries, and social enterprise.
Terri is qualified as a Rule 114 mediator and uses her vast experience to assist others to amicably settle disputes. In addition, she 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. She 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 provides 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.