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Marty Rosenbaum, President-Elect of LegalCORPS, Quoted in Minnesota Lawyer Article on the Nonprofit's Long-Distance Pro Bono Legal Clinics
March 18, 2015

Marty Rosenbaum, a partner in Maslon's Business & Securities Group, is quoted in a March 2, 2015 Minnesota Lawyer article titled, "Sending help where it's needed." The article details a partnership among volunteer Maslon lawyers and in-house corporate counsel at Medtronic "to make sure that struggling entrepreneurs can get key legal advice without spending a dime." This effort is one of the long-distance clinics coordinated by LegalCORPS, a Minneapolis nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to pro bono business law assistance for low-income entrepreneurs and small nonprofits throughout Minnesota. Marty is a long-time LegalCORPS volunteer and board member, and he will start a two-year term as the president of the organization in July 2015.

The article notes that LegalCORPS has been coordinating a number of long-distance clinics, where volunteer business lawyers gather at a central location and field questions via video-conferencing software from low-income entrepreneurs in parts of Minnesota with lower lawyer populations. Marty states, "the whole idea was that through the long-distance clinics we could serve a clientele that has very little access to people who specialize in business law. Someplace like Duluth has law firms, but a lot of business owners outstate don't even know where they would find a lawyer, much less afford one who can give specialized advice." These clinics supplement the numerous LegalCORPS in-person clinics staffed by volunteer business lawyers in the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in Minnesota.

To read the full article online, go to: Minnesota Lawyer "Sending help where it's needed."

Marty Rosenbaum has more than 30 years' experience advising public and privately held companies on securities and corporate matters. His practice is concentrated in securities and corporate finance, including public offerings, private placements, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies. Marty regularly advises public companies of all sizes regarding preparation of public reports and proxy statements, public disclosures, insider trading, securities regulatory compliance, corporate governance matters, executive compensation, and stock plan issues. Marty was named a "Notable Practitioner" in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA in 2007-2015.




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