Bruce Engler helps companies create and realize value through strategic deals and solid governance. He is the leader of Faegre Baker Daniels’ mergers and acquisitions practice.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bruce represents 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.

Private Equity M&A

Bruce has represented private equity investors in the purchase, sale, refinancing and restructuring of their portfolio companies. Bruce is experienced in 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. He works with clients to address their full range of legal needs.


Bar Admissions



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)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference
    Founder and host, 2006-17
  • Market Update: Current Deal Activity, Valuations and Outlook
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Des Moines, 2016
  • Current Trends in M&A Deal Terms and Tactics
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2016
  • 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


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Corporate/M&A, 2008-19
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Corporate Law, 2006-20; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2007-20; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007-20 (Minnesota M&A Lawyer of the Year, 2016; Minnesota Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2017, 2019)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2003-04, 2006-19
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent®
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