Jennifer Mewaldt helps clients access financing to support their operations. She advises on debt and equity financing, business acquisitions and dispositions, securities regulation, and general corporate counseling.

Debt & Equity Financing

Jennifer represents institutional lenders and venture capital and other investors, as well as borrowers and issuers, in secured and unsecured private debt and equity financings and Rule 144A transactions. She has developed an expertise in subordination and inter-creditor issues.

Clients she represents include Churchill Capital Partners, Norwest Mezzanine, Norwest Equity Partners, BUCA, Gelco Information Systems, Graco, SPS Commerce and Land O' Lakes.

Business Transactions

Jennifer represents buyers, sellers and investors in business acquisitions and dispositions, including:
  • Mergers
  • Purchases and sales of stock and assets
  • Leveraged buyouts of public corporations involving the solicitation of proxies and attendant issues under federal securities laws
  • Acquisitions involving the purchase of assets from financially distressed or bankrupt sellers

Jennifer has counseled Land O'Lakes, Minntech, Holden Direct Marketing and International Multifoods Corporation.

Public Companies

As part of her securities regulatory practice, Jennifer counsels public clients and their officers and directors regarding ongoing reporting and compliance matters, including preparation of periodic reports and proxy statements, and compliance with Rule 144 and Section 16 stock trading and reporting requirements.

Corporate Counseling

Jennifer has represented and advised corporations and their directors, officers and shareholders regarding corporate reorganizations, corporate governance matters, shareholder buy-sell arrangements and other inter-shareholder issues, stock-based employee benefit plans, corporate distributions and similar matters.


Bar Admissions



Columbia Law School
J.D. (1982)

University of Minnesota
B.S. with distinction (1979)

Leadership & Community

Firm Leadership

  • Opinion Policy Partner — Advises members of the firm in the rendering of attorneys' opinions and responses to auditors' inquiries


  • BTI Consulting Group — BTI Client Service All-Star, 2016
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