August 03, 2011

Michael Abbott Joins Faegre & Benson as Special Counsel

The Des Moines office of international law firm Faegre & Benson announced today that Michael Abbot joined the firm as special counsel in the corporate practice.

Mr. Abbott's corporate and finance experience includes mergers and acquisitions, finance and restructuring, and emerging companies and venture capital. He works with clients ranging from start-ups and emerging growth enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. His practice also includes advising companies and financial institutions on general corporate matters including corporate governance, contract preparation and negotiation, financing issues, restructurings, and ongoing strategic, transactional, and regulatory matters.

"We are pleased to welcome Mike Abbott to Faegre & Benson," said Andy Anderson, head of the firm's corporate practice in Iowa. "Mike is a rising star among Iowa's corporate lawyers. He brings extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, as well as finance and restructuring experience, that is a great fit for Faegre & Benson's corporate clients."

Prior to joining Faegre & Benson, Michael was a shareholder at Belin McCormick. He earned a joint JD/MBA degree from the University of Iowa (Order of the Coif) and a B.S. in Finance with distinction and honors from Iowa State University.

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