Terri Krivosha is passionate about helping businesses grow, succeed, and scale. As a strategic business attorney, she works with a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses, where she is a valued partner. She uses her broad strategic skills together with extensive experience to help her clients achieve success in all phases of their development and growth. She provides general counsel advice to her clients relating to all stages in the life cycle of a business, including contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, strategic partnerships, distribution agreements, joint ventures, governance issues, exit strategies, and sales and recapitalizations. Terri also provides creative entity formation advice to clients who are seeking to restructure and align their legal structures with their business goals. She works with clients in many industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, consumer products, service industries, and social enterprise.

Terri writes and speaks regularly on topics related to her practice. In August 2014, her book Founding a Startup: What You Need to Know was published by Thomson/Reuters and is available on Amazon.com. She served for six years as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, teaching a one-of-a-kind course she developed, The Start-up Business Enterprise, that provides a laboratory for students to simulate the creation and growth of startups and pitch their ideas to investors at the end of the semester.

Terri served as chair of Maslon's Governance Committee from May 2003 through May 2007 and as the chair of the firm's Business & Securities Group from 2009 through 2013. In her capacity as chair of the firm and chair of the firm's Business & Securities Group, Terri has learned many valuable lessons about the operation of a business which she applies to help her clients every day.

Selected Experience

  • Represented Amano McGann, Inc., an off street parking manufacturer, in its acquisition of CVPS, a company that provides valet parking solutions.
  • Represented The Burchfield Group , Inc., a company that provides pharmacy benefits consulting  in its acquisition by Aon Consulting, Inc.
  • Represented Stellar Technologies, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, in its sale to Cirtec Medical, LLC.
  • Represented Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corporation in its acquisition of the floor sander division of Nilfisk-Advance, Inc.
  • Represented a conference business in the oil and gas industry in connection with its sale to a private equity fund.
  • Represented a public company in the acquisition and divestiture of more than 15 privately held companies over a three-year period.
  • Represented multiple start-up businesses in a wide variety of industries assisting in their entity formation, raising funds, negotiation of licensing arrangements and development of growth strategies.
  • Represented Iconoculture, Inc. in its sale to Corporate Executive Board.
  • Represented a manufacturer of retail products in a joint venture with a Pacific Rim company.
  • Represented a value-added reseller of information technology products and services in its acquisition of a strategic privately held company.
  • Represented a national diversity consulting firm in connection with the sale of its stock to a national competitor.
  • Represented a manufacturing company of automatic parking lot equipment in connection with its sale to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented a personal care company in connection with its sale to a private equity firm and subsequent recapitalization.
  • Represented a publisher in connection with its purchase, and later sale, of an audio publishing company.
  • Represented a healthcare IT consulting company in connection with its sale to a large multinational corporation.
  • Represented investors in Israeli companies and the companies themselves and has extensive knowledge of Israel, its language and culture, and thus serves as a valuable bridge in American-Israeli transactions.

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association: Women in the Legal Profession Committee, Chair since 2006
Hennepin County Bar Association
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: Adjunct Professor, The Start-up Business Enterprise 2012-2016
Global Rights for Women: Founding Member
Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation: Foundation Associate
Minnesota Instant Impact Team for Women Impacting Public Policy: Co-Chair
International Institute of Women Entrepreneurs: College of St. Catherine, Advisory Board Member
Enterprising Women: National Advisory Board
National Transactional LawMeet: Regional Judge 2014-2015
Minnesota Cup: Review Board Member, General Division 2016-2017; Social Entrepreneur Division 2014-2015
Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota: Advisory Board 2013
Women Presidents' Organization: Minnesota Chapter, Founding Member since 2005
Minnesota Women Lawyers: Professional Parents Committee, past Co-Chair
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas: 2010
Jewish Community Foundation: Board of Trustees; Grant Approval Subcommittee 2006-2009
Darchei Noam Synagogue: Board Member since 2006
Akiva High School: School Board Co-President 1999-2000
Community Housing Development Corporation: Board Member 1993-1996

Pro Bono Activities

LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Volunteer


Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2015-2018 (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.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2016-2018 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

2008 Woman of Vision, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

2006 Women Industry Leader, Twin Cities Business Journal’s 9th Annual "Women in Business Awards"

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1985
Nebraska, 1984
New York, 1984
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1983
Columbia University
B.A., 1980
Major: Ancient Studies
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
B.A., with distinction, 1980
Major: Talmud
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