Kathleen Crowe Eick is a member of Maslon's Business & Securities and Advertising & Marketing Groups, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, business counseling, financing transactions, securities offerings, and commercial contracts. She frequently assists clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including reverse mergers, acquisitions of operating business units, and sales of companies to strategic buyers.

In 2016, Kathleen completed a three-month secondment at a Fortune 500 company. While there, she worked on the sale of a business division and assisted with the reorganization and separation of various aspects of the business, including legal, human resources, energy, internet technology, and sourcing functions. Kathleen also worked on the reorganization and sale of contract, intellectual property, and real estate assets.

Kathleen's work with clients is also enhanced by her experience working as an investment banker with Credit Suisse's Private Fund Group in London. In this role, she performed financial analysis and due diligence on behalf of private equity funds seeking portfolio investments, including company valuations, market and geographic trend research and sector-specific return assessments.

Kathleen is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where she was a contributor to the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She earned her bachelor's degree, with a double major in public policy studies and Arabic language and culture from Duke University. Kathleen has also studied at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar and the American University of Cairo in Egypt. Kathleen speaks several dialects of Arabic language.

Selected Experience

  • Represents newly-formed businesses with entity formation, raising funds, commercial agreements, and development of growth strategies.
  • Prepares, reviews, and negotiates agreements dealing with licensing the use of a prominent sports facility in Minneapolis, licensing intellectual property rights, marketing, distributor arrangements, and website and mobile application development.
  • Represents one of the largest automobile original equipment manufacturers in the world as counsel for media, digital, intellectual property and advertising transactions.
  • Represents GWG Holdings, Inc., a Minneapolis-based company engaged in the purchase of life settlements, in public securities offerings and securities reporting compliance.
  • While serving her secondment at a Fortune 500 company in 2016, assisted in the sale of a business to a private equity fund, yielding $1.365 billion in sale proceeds.
  • Represented Stellar Technologies, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, in its sale to Cirtec Medical, LLC.
  • Represented eyebobs, LLC, a designer and seller of fashion eyewear, in its sale to Norwest Equity Partners.
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel for Dougherty & Company LLC in connection with follow-on public common stock offerings of common stock of Sajan, Inc. (2014) and Intricon, Inc. (2016).
  • Represented Kona Grill, Inc., a publicly traded restaurant company (NASDAQ: KONA), in connection with its 2014 underwritten public follow-on offering.

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
LegalCORPS: Operations Committee 2015-2016
Minnesota Women Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

Community Justice Project: Volunteer
LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Volunteer at Latino Economic Development Center clinics
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota: Volunteer

Publications

Contributing Author, Founding a Startup: What You Need to Know, Thomson/Reuters, 2014
"Cleaning Up the Mess: Forum Non Conveniens and Civil Liability for Large-Scale Transnational Environmental Disasters," 24 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 449 (2012)

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013, 2015-2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2012
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., 2012
Qatar University
2007-2008
Duke University
B.A., 2007
Majors: Public Policy Studies, Arabic Language and Culture
The American University of Cairo, Egypt
2005
Languages
  • Colloquial Egyptian Arabic
  • Colloquial Qatari Arabic
  • Modern Standard Arabic
  • Spanish
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KATHLEEN WAS RECOGNIZED AS A 2016 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION.

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