Sjur (pronounced “sure”) is a knowledgeable, friendly private equity debt lawyer and heads the firm’s Private Equity debt finance team.

Sjur primarily works with smaller and mid-sized private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies coordinating debt financing for platform and add-on acquisitions. He is knowledgeable, friendly and practical. Sjur also represents borrowers, banks and other lenders in complex or other large loan transactions. He previously worked as an investment banker at Piper Jaffray and as an associate at Carval Investors, LLC.




  • University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, M.B.A., 2007, with highest honors
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1997, summa cum laude
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 1994, cum laude


  • Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • New York, 2021


  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, Banking, 2006

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Boston Marathon Qualifier, Avid Marathon Runner
  • Coffee House Press (a non-profit literary press), Board Member, Treasurer

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Presenter, Hot Topics in Lending, Bank & Finance Seminar: Key Developments that Every Banker Should Know, September 12, 2013

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