Shawn McIntee is, first and foremost, a business lawyer. As a board member once commented, "Shawn views every transaction from a business perspective and applies the law accordingly."
Public and private businesses alike—from startups to the Fortune 50—value Shawn's attention to detail, responsiveness, and acute ability to make business, technology, marketing, sales, and legal matters work in harmony to achieve client goals. He skillfully advises across a broad spectrum of legal needs, with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law (including contracts, electronic commerce and advertising), technology and software transactions, and emerging companies. Shawn represents manufacturers, technology companies, service companies, software companies, law firms, and financial services companies—and has considerable experience in technology matters. He is dedicated to serving his clients and committed to supporting the entrepreneurial community through his longstanding role as review board member for the Minnesota Cup—the largest statewide startup competition in the country.
Mergers & 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. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Shawn gained valuable insight and acumen working for IBM and NCR, experience which he leverages for his clients.
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.
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.)