Girard Miller is a transactions attorney in Maslon's Business & Securities Group. Girard has over thirty years of experience focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, governance (both for profit and not-for-profit entities), venture capital, and corporate and business law matters—domestically and internationally.
He regularly advises public and private businesses, investment banks, medical and equipment manufacturers, private equity, and mezzanine and hedge funds on the creation, development, finance, purchase, or sale of technology, projects, and businesses. In addition, Girard has represented online retail businesses, hotels, and restaurants as well as clients dealing with agribusiness matters and M&A transactions involving co-ops (agricultural and non-agricultural).
Girard has assisted clients in the development and financing of energy projects and alternative energy projects since the early 1990s, including solar, wind, hydropower, biofuels, biomass, and traditional oil and gas projects.
After law school, Girard served as law clerk to Judge Shiro Kashiwa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2003-2016 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
Named one of "40 Minnesotans on the Move" by Finance and Commerce, for work in Alternative Energy, 2009