Jamie helps his clients buy and sell businesses. He has completed transactions ranging from $1,000,000 strategic investments to acquisitions and divestitures valued at $500 million and more. His financial background and in-house experience allow him to better understand his clients’ goals and manage legal risks to help achieve them.

Jamie regularly represents strategic parties and private equity groups in minority investment, acquisition, exit, and divestiture transactions involving companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences and health care, technology, professional services, distribution, and manufacturing. In connection with these activities, he also assists clients with commercial arrangements for product development, supply, manufacturing and distribution, technology licensing, consulting services, and related matters. Jamie has experience working with boards of directors and management, as well as in-house legal counsel and corporate development teams.

Jamie is a Shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He previously served as a chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Life Sciences Group, and Associate Development Committee. Before joining Fredrikson in 1997, Jamie worked as an accountant and financial analyst for Price Waterhouse LLP and IBM Corp. In 2002, he joined Medtronic, Inc. as in-house legal counsel supporting corporate development activities, and he returned to Fredrikson in 2003.



  • Assisted Medtronic, Inc. in acquisitions of several public companies and stock and assets of several private businesses, as well as in asset and product line dispositions, strategic investments, and technology licensing transactions
  • Assisted MTS Systems, Inc. in acquisitions of several private companies
  • Assisted several portfolio companies of Audax Group in acquisitions of private businesses
  • Assisted stockholders in the sale of a multi-location behavioral health care provider to a private equity buyer
  • Assisted stockholders in the sale of a multi-state home health care provider to a private equity buyer
  • Assisted stockholders in the sale of a digital health company to a private equity buyer
  • Assisted a portfolio company of MVC Private Equity Fund, L.P. in its acquisition of assets from AccuMED Innovative Technologies, LLC, general corporate matters relating to the acquired business, including a product line divestiture, and the subsequent sale of the business to a strategic buyer
  • Assisted a portfolio company of Advent International in its acquisitions of several private businesses
  • Assisted an independent sponsor in the acquisition of a manufacturing business
  • Assisted American Medical Systems in several product line divestitures and strategic investments
  • Assisted McGladrey & Pullen, LLP in acquisitions of assets of several private firms and in other matters
  • Assisted Thomson Reuters in acquisitions of assets and stock of several private businesses
  • Assisted in the reorganization of a software development company and in several subsequent rounds of private investment by individual, strategic and venture capital investors
  • Advised several clients regarding corporate governance and general corporate law



  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1997, cum laude
  • Purdue University, B.S., Accounting, 1988


  • Minnesota, 1997


  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting, 2022
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019-2020

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Business Law Section: Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, Managing Editor, 1996-1997


  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Board Member
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Advisory Board Member

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, "Key Issues Driving the M&A Market," Fredrikson & Byron Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar, June 19, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Legal Project Management in M&A Transactions,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2016

Panelist, “M&A Research: Nuts & Bolts,” DealLawyers.com, May 3, 2016

Co-Author, “10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider,” Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, December 2014 

Co-Presenter, “Developments in Delaware Law and Practice Affecting M&A,” Minneapolis, MN, October 13, 2014 

“Tips for Sellers on How to Maximize the Sell-Side Result Along with Tips for Buyers on How to Win the Deal,” Association for Corporate Growth, Minneapolis, MN, June 19, 2012

“M&A Update 2012,” RR Donnelly SEC Hot Topics Institute, Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2012

Co-Presenter, “Structure and Process Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions,” Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Summit, Minneapolis, MN, February 2012

“Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Controlling Stockholders,” Practicing Law Institute Seminar on Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company, Chicago, IL, May 25, 2011

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