Mark C. Dietzen

Partner
Minneapolis

Mark Dietzen regularly represents agents, lenders, borrowers and private equity groups in all aspects of leveraged financings, agricultural lending, project financings, syndicated loan transactions, structured financings, and other related loan and project transactions.

Mark also represents financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, regulatory matters, and capital-raising transactions.

Over the past decade, Mark has closed more than 100 financing transactions and assisted more than 35 financial institutions in whole bank or branch sale transactions.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Lender Transactions

  • Represented manufacturing company in obtaining $22,000,000 loan to refinance existing debt and finance a restructuring of the company.
  • Represented a large financial institution in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $200 million to an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves.
  • Represented a large financial institution as agent in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $245 million to an energy company engaged in the development, acquisition and management of oil and gas properties in the United States.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Bank Holding Company Association, Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, banking and finance law, 2018-2021

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2010, 2012-2014

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013, 2014

Speaking Engagements

2017 Advanced Lending Seminar, Complimentary Seminar, May 11, 2017

2016 Advanced Lending Seminar, Complimentary Seminar, April 21, 2016

"Current Trends in Community Bank M&A," Bank Holding Company Association, October 6, 2015

"Current Loan Documentation Trends," Lindquist & Vennum Advanced Lending Seminar, May 1, 2014

Lindquist & Vennum 7th Annual Advanced Lending Seminar, Complimentary Seminar, April 24, 2014

"Selected Legal Issues in Project Finance," FCS Commercial Finance Group, Credit & Marketing Meeting, November 1, 2013

"Capital Raising with Convertible Subordinated Debentures," Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota Legal Webinar, January 1, 2010

Board Memberships & Community Service

Local Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Foundation, President and Board Member, 2009-2013

Local Youth Hockey Association, Assistant Coach, 2010-present

Publications

"Practice Spotlight," Business Law Currents, Thomson Reuters/Westlaw, July 1, 2012

Credentials 

Education

William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., cum laude, 2000)

University of St. Thomas (B.A., 1996)

Admissions

Minnesota