University of Michigan Law School J.D., 1999, Cum Laude

University of Chicago, B.A., 1996, With Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
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Michael T. Lindeman
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Michael Lindeman is a member of the Business Law section and practices principally in the areas of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • E-commerce and software licensing
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate and commercial contracts and transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions
Michael has represented numerous parties in acquisitions involving a wide range of industries. This representation has included buyers, sellers, management-owners, lenders and private equity groups.

E-Commerce and Software Licensing
Michael works with technology companies and users of technology products and services in numerous matters, ranging from the drafting and negotiation of hardware value-added reseller and distribution agreements to software license and application interface licensing agreements.

Corporate Finance/Securities
Michael has experience on both the company and lender/investor sides of corporate finance. He has counseled participants through debt financings, private placements and entity restructurings.

Corporate and Commercial Contracts and Transactions
In addition, Michael has served as general corporate and business counsel on a wide array of business matters, including the negotiation of product sales and supply contracts for a variety of manufacturers and customers; employment agreement negotiation on behalf of both employers and executives/key employees; and negotiation of joint ventures.

While in law school, Michael was executive editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. 

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers


Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acquisition of multiple health and nutraceuticals manufacturers on behalf of the United States affiliates of an international food products manufacturer and distributor.
  • Acquisition of regional medical device and software companies as part of the acquisition strategy for a leading dental/medical products supplier.
  • Debt and equity financing for acquisitions on behalf of mezzanine lenders.
  • Purchase and sale of privately held portfolio companies on behalf of a family wealth group.
  • Sale of a privately held screening and design company for family founder and second generation owners.
  • Sale of a medical software developer and licensor to a public multinational acquirer.

E-Commerce and Software Licensing

  • A medical software developer and licensor in recurring license negotiations and placements with nationwide healthcare facilities.
  • The United States distribution affiliates of a United Kingdom software and data storage software provider.
  • A national retailer public company for a multimillion dollar back office inventory management and retail e-commerce system purchase.
  • A construction and real property developer for a multimillion dollar document management software and services system purchase.

Corporate Finance/Securities

  • Representation of a mezzanine fund with $1 billion-plus assets under management in financings of mezzanine debt with equity participation.
  • Representation of a midscale private equity group in light industry and services portfolio acquisitions and equity investments.
  • Representation of a major pleasure sporting products manufacture in divisional divestiture and restructuring.