Shawn McIntee concentrates his legal practice in the areas of advising public and private businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law (including contracts and electronic commerce), technology and software transactions, and emerging companies. He has represented manufacturers, technology companies, service companies, software companies, law firms, and financial services clients. Shawn has extensive experience advising clients on day-to-day legal and business matters as well as in assisting them with the purchase and sale of businesses. He also has considerable experience in technology matters and approaches each transaction from a business perspective, taking into account the specific goals of his client.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Shawn has advised public and private buyers and sellers in a wide variety of domestic and international M&A transactions, including the sale and purchase of divisions and management buyouts as well as the formation of joint ventures. These transactions have spanned a wide range of industries, including software and technology, services, manufacturing, retail, consumer products, and financial services.

Intellectual Property & Technology
Shawn has extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property rights, including SaaS agreements, hosting agreements, traditional and Agile software development agreements, joint ventures, and license agreements. Shawn also has business experience in technology having worked at IBM and NCR prior to law school.

Advertising & Marketing Group
Shawn is also the lead attorney in Maslon's Advertising & Marketing Group and represents both advertisers and Fortune 500 companies creating, using, and purchasing advertising and marketing, much of which is technology and intellectual property related. He regularly reviews, negotiates, and prepares agreements dealing with media, talent, commercial production, agency/client agreements, licensing of intellectual property rights, and media purchasing. His extensive negotiation experience in various transactions and knowledge of the advertising world provides his clients with a distinct advantage.

Shawn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994. He also holds a finance and marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Selected Experience

  • Regularly represent large public company in negotiation of multimillion-dollar custom software development agreements.
  • Regularly represent large public company in connection with procuring IT functionality and protecting its marketing and advertising intellectual property.
  • Represented international public company in connection with a U.S. and international joint venture for the exploitation of patented intellectual property.
  • Represented employment screening service provider in a sale to a private equity group in a multimillion-dollar transaction that also involved a pre-close spin-off of a software business.
  • Represented pipeline manufacturer in a sale transaction to a public corporation yielding over $80 million in sale proceeds.
  • Represented large multinational corporation based in England in connection with the acquisition of a large manufacturer for $73 million in cash.
  • Represented a management team in connection with the management buyout of a regional medical device distributor.
  • Represented an internet-related technology company in the sale of its stock to a large multinational advertising company.
  • Represented a large internet-based company in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of various operating subsidiaries.
  • Represented a national manufacturer in connection with the sale and divestiture of various operating companies.
  • Represented a multinational Australia-based corporation in connection with the acquisition of a United States-based feed mill business.
  • Represented a family owner in connection with the sale of a multi-dealer automobile business.
  • Represented a large regional paint manufacturer, distributor, and reseller in connection with the acquisition of several operating businesses.
  • Represented environmental recycling company in the acquisition of several operating business units.

Professional Activities

Minnesota Cup: Grand Prize Review Board 2010-2018; Biosciences Division Review Board 2006-2009


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2004, 2007 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1994
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
B.S., 1988
Majors: Finance, Marketing
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