Contact Information

joshua.colburn@FaegreBD.com2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T: +1 612 766 8946
F: +1 612 766 1600


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., Dean's List (2007)
University of Minnesota
B.S., Dean's List (2004)

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Joshua L. Colburn


Joshua Colburn is an associate in the corporate practice at Faegre Baker Daniels. He assists in the representation of several publicly-held companies including Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Bemis Company, Digi International Inc., Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, Hawkins, Inc., Northern Oil and Gas Inc. and XATA corporation.

Josh has assisted in the representation of both buyers and sellers in various mergers & acquisitions, including XATA Corporation in its acquisitions of GeoLogic Solutions, Inc. and Turnpike Global Technologies, Inc. and GovDelivery, Inc. in its acquisition by Internet Consulting Group, Inc. Josh has also worked with public and private companies and underwriters in connection with a variety of debt and equity securities offerings, including registered direct offerings, private placements in public equity, underwritten offerings and bond issuances.

Josh has represented public and private clients in a variety of acquisition, contract, corporate governance, debt and equity financing and securities compliance matters. Josh regularly assists publicly-held clients with preparing public disclosure, including shareholder communications and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also works with emerging company clients to address various formation, financing and operational matters.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Josh was a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel at 3M Corporation and a judicial extern at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Previously, Josh was a private computer consultant providing advisory and technical services to small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations.


  • Minnesota Law Review Volume 91 Board Writing Award
  • Three-time recipient of the Presidential Student Leadership and Service Award
  • Paul A. Cartwright Award for Outstanding Public Service and Scholarship
  • University of Minnesota Law School Public Service Program Honoree

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association 
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals

Civic Activities

  • University of Minnesota Law School — Practice & Professionalism Program Instructor & Teaching Specialist

Published Articles

  • United States of America, in International Securities Law Handbook, Co-Author
    Marcus Best & Jean-Luc Soulier eds., 3d ed., 2010
  • "Don't Read This if It's Not for You:" The Legal Inadequacies of Modern Approaches to E-Mail Privacy
    91 Minn. L. Rev. 241, 2006