Overview

Nicole Leimer is a guide for businesses in obtaining debt financing and maximizing their value. She advises on corporate finance matters and represents public, private and private equity-backed companies with both secured and unsecured credit facility matters. She also represents private equity funds, as well as mezzanine lenders.

Corporate Finance

Nicole is experienced in acquisition finance, bridge capital call loans, subscription-lending and project finance transactions. She advises public and private companies and mezzanine, private equity and hedge funds in:

  • Securing and refinancing senior credit facilities, both secured and unsecured
  • Purchasing subordinated notes and warrants
  • Making preferred equity investments in private companies
  • Restructuring mezzanine loans into majority equity investments
  • Securing financing for portfolio companies
  • Investing in preferred equity and subordinated debt

M&A and Securities

Nicole advises on many aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions. She represents public company clients in Securities Exchange Act reporting matters and has represented both public companies and underwriters in securities transactions, including repurchases of common stock and public offerings of securities.
Nicole advises both private and public companies in the food, agriculture, biofuels, renewable energy and medical device industries.

Public Policy Background

Prior to her practice of law, Nicole worked in the U.S. Senate Office of Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant for appropriations, small business and housing issues.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. cum laude (2005)

College of Saint Benedict
B.A. summa cum laude (1998)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court Clinic
  • LEGAL Corps

Civic Activities

  • Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce — Leadership Twin Cities Participant
  • Minnesota Women's Lawyers — Leadership Project
  • College of St. Benedict and St. John's University — Benedictine Law Society

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
  • Finance & Commerce — Top Women in Finance, 2015
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