Contact Information

bruce.engler@FaegreBD.com2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T: +1 612 766 8811
F: +1 612 766 1600


University of Michigan Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (note editor) (1979)
Creighton University
B.A., summa cum laude (1976)

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Bruce M. Engler


Bruce Engler is the head of the firm's mergers & acquisitions practice. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bruce has represented buyers, sellers and institutional investors in many different types of public and private M&A transactions. He has been lead counsel representing strategic and private equity clients in scores of significant M&A transactions with aggregate deal values totaling billions of dollars. In 2014, Chambers USA ranked Bruce as one of the top three Corporate/M&A attorneys in Minnesota. In recent years, Chambers USA has described Bruce as "one of Minnesota's preeminent M&A lawyers," "the 'cream of the crop' among M&A lawyers," "pragmatic and reasonable" and "a very business-oriented lawyer who focuses on the deal." Bruce has been quoted frequently in the media on M&A topics.

Private Equity M&A

For more than 35 years, Bruce has represented private equity investors in the purchase, sale, refinancing and restructuring of their portfolio companies. Bruce has accumulated extensive experience dealing with the many complex structuring, financing, securities and tax issues that arise in these portfolio company transactions.

General Corporate Representation

In addition to his transactional work for clients, Bruce is general corporate counsel for many companies. In that capacity, Bruce works with clients to address their full range of legal needs.


  • The Best Lawyers in America — Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-15
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Corporate/M&A, 2008-14
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006-14 
  • Who's Who in American Law


  • Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference
    Founder and host, 2006-14
  • Critical Deal Points and Rep and Warranty Insurance Coverage
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2014
  • M&A Transactional Rep and Warranty Insurance
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2014
  • Climate for Exits
    University of Michigan Ross Business School Private Equity Conference, 2013
  • Current Trends: M&A Deal Terms & Tactics
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2013
  • Managing M&A Litigation Risk
    RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, 2013
  • Real Life M&A Indemnity Claims: The Frequency and Types of Claims and Managing Them
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2013
  • Legal Hot Spots in M&A: Things You Should Know in Today's M&A Practice
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Assembling, Managing, and Compensating Portfolio Company Management Teams
    ACG Intergrowth National Conference, San Diego, 2011
  • Strategic M&A: The Shape of Things to Come
    New York Stock Exchange panel that included heads of corporate development at 3M, Coca Cola and Abbott Laboratories, The Deal Economy Event, 2011
  • Private Equity and M&A Law
    CLE International Private Equity Conference, Chicago, 2008
  • Private Equity and M&A Law
    CLE International Private Equity Conference, Philadelphia, 2007
  • Ten Important Elements of M&A Work
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2007

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