Maggie M. Tatton

Partner

tattonm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.2465
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Maggie Tatton is the Co-Practice Leader of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Maggie represents private and public companies and private equity funds that are acquiring, selling, reorganizing, and merging their businesses. She also provides assistance to startup entrepreneurs and rapidly growing companies in the areas of entity formation, general corporate services, and fundraising.

Maggie's background includes managing a national association of independent law firms. In February 2015, she summited Mount Kilimanjaro.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Chicago-based private equity fund in acquiring and integrating two separate businesses that provide metal manufacturing processes
  • Ongoing representation of a portfolio company of a leading private equity fund in purchasing multiple food distribution companies across the United States
  • Represented a local private equity fund in acquiring and combining two unrelated environmental services companies and represented the combined company in acquiring and amending its debt financing
  • Represented a local private equity fund in acquiring and combining two businesses that specialize in collectible coins, fine jewelry, and watches
  • Represented a leasing private equity fund in the divestiture of an international environmental consulting firm to a buyer based in London
  • Represented a startup medical device manufacturer in conducting two separate private placements and negotiating the relationships necessary to take its products to market
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in the spin-off of a part of its business to its shareholders and the sale of its remaining business to a public company
  • Represented the members of a Minnesota-based financial planning and advisory services firm in the sale of their interest to a leading private equity fund
  • Represented a national provider of communications solutions in the acquisition of a regional, closely held communications solutions provider

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Volunteer Lawyers Network

ACG Minnesota

Awards and Recognitions

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, 2016

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, "40 Under 40," 2015

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star , 2014- 2017

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013

Publications

"Shopping in Different Places – Certain Trends with Go Shop Provisions," Dealmaker Counsel, January, 2011

Speaking Engagements

"Successfully Executing the M&A Transaction," Panelist, The Collaborative, February, 2014

Community Activities

LegalCORPS, Board of Directors

ACG Minnesota, Capital Connection Subcommittee Chair

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Member

William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., 2006, summa cum laude)

Augsburg College (B.A. Communication and Political Science, 2001, with distinction)

Minnesota