Barbara Lano Rummel

Partner She / Her / Hers

For more than 25 years, Barbara Rummel has counseled boards of directors, executive officers, and owners of public and privately held businesses in making critical business decisions involving strategic objectives, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, initial public offerings, and securities issues.

Barb has completed numerous M&A transactions involving public and privately held businesses, with deals ranging in size from under $10 million to more than $1 billion. Her experience covers a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences, including medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. She has recently completed acquisition transactions in the water solutions and financial services industries.


Representative Matters

  • Represented leader in water purification technology in acquisition of innovative water solution technology
  • Represented Greystone in acquisition of special loan servicing portfolio of C-III Asset Management
  • Led M&A team in acquisition of general partner of a publicly traded partnership that provides financing for multifamily residential properties

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, mergers and acquisitions law, corporate law, 2019-2022

Named "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR 1000 for banking/financial services, 2018-2021

Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003, 2004, 2006-2008, 2015, 2016; Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, 2016; Rising Star, 2004

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Top Woman in Business, 2014; "Forty Under 40," 2004

Finance & Commerce – Top Woman in Finance, 2013 

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Best Law Firms for Women - Policies, Practices, and Initiatives that Work," Minnesota CLE (also 2013), January, 2014

Panelist, "Capital Raising Under the JOBS Act: One Year Later," 27th Annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference, January, 2013

Moderator, "Alternative Funding Options in a Challenging Market," LifeScience Alley 12th Annual Conference & Expo, January, 2013

Moderator, "Views From Serial Entrepreneurs: The Landscape Today vs. 5-10 Years Ago," MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, January 1, 2012 

Board Memberships & Community Service

FINNEGANS Community Fund, Volunteer Attorney


Co-author, "Ballard Spahr Gears Up for a Busy 2019," M&A Magazine, January 2019 



Drake University Law School (J.D. 1990, with honors)

Winona State University (B.S., cum laude, 1986)