Thomas G. Lovett, IV

Senior Counsel
Tel 612.371.3270
Fax 612.371.3207

Thomas Lovett focuses on corporate and securities matters, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general representation of SEC reporting companies, and the representation of investment bankers and broker-dealers. He also represents private companies across multiple industries.

Thomas has been primarily responsible for a number of public and private offerings, representing both issuers and underwriters/agents. He has represented clients in an array of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, telecommunications, entertainment, financial institutions, and insurance, and has deep experience in pay ratio disclosures, whistleblower laws, crowdfunding, and Reg A+.

Previously, Thomas served as a branch chief in the SEC’s Division of Market Regulation in Washington, D.C. He also served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Communications Systems, Inc. in November 2020 acquisition of the operating assets of privately held IVDesk which provides private cloud services
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to MGC Diagnostics Corporation (Nasdaq: MGCD)
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JCS)
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to Advanced BioEnergy LLC.
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to Electro-Sensor, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELSE)
  • Represented Advanced BioEnergy, LLC in December 2012 $175 million sale of Ethanol production facilities
  • Represented MGC Diagnostics Corporation in August 2014 $8.0 million acquisition of Belgium-based MediSoft S.A.
  • Represented Enpath Medical, Inc in 2007 sale to Greatbatch for $92.5 million
  • Represented RTW, Inc in 2007 sale of Rockhill Insurance Company for $100 million
  • Represented New Ulm Telecom, Inc. in 2008 acquisition of Hutchinson Telephone Company for $78 million

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Rule 114 Qualified Neutral Mediator

Recognitions and Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013-2016

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rated

Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1994, 1997, 2005

Speaking Engagements

"Decisions In Distress: How Directors and Officers of Minnesota and Delaware Corporations Can Navigate Their Duties in Challenging Times," 6th Annual ACC Minnesota In-House Counsel Conference

Community Activities

LegalCORPS, Board Member, 2004-2014

Ramsey County Juvenile and Family Justice Center, Volunteer Mediator, 2013-present

PYC Youth Clinic, Volunteer Lawyer, 2006-present

William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., 1979, cum laude)

Carleton College (B.A., 1972)