Simon is a business lawyer and advisor with a breadth of experience in corporate matters, having completed several hundred mergers, acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other business transactions for clients, including both traditional and complex transactions.

Simon’s business experience before he became a lawyer, as well as his graduate and undergraduate degrees in business, help him focus on understanding client needs and achieving his client’s business goals efficiently and effectively. Simon also advises business clients on commercial matters.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1985, magna cum laude
  • University of Lyon III, Lyon, France, Studies in International Law and Economics, 1983
  • University of Minnesota, M.B.A., Finance, 1982
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Marketing, 1979, magna cum laude


  • Minnesota, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1985


  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2001-2002, 2004-2005
  • Order of the Coif
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law and Energy Sections
  • Financial and Computer Analyst, Butler Research and Engineering Co., 1982-1983
  • University of Minnesota, Administrative Fellow, 1981, 1982
  • Burroughs Corporation, Marketing Representative,1979, 1981

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Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Distressed M&A," Fredrikson & Byron Webinar, June 17, 2020

Co-Presenter, “PPP Forgiveness and Distressed M&A Primer,” ACG MN Lunch & Learn, April 28, 2020

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