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Mary Heath

Associate

3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota

Leadership & Community

  • Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens
  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • YMCA Youth in Government: Court of Appeals Program Advisor
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Delta Chi Fraternity, University of Minnesota Chapter: Alumni Board of Trustees

Overview

Mary Heath represents clients and funds in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions and sales, securities offerings, and high-value commercial ventures (with a specific focus on technology-related transactions). Mary also provides day-to-day business counseling and related advisory services to her clients, including transaction structuring, technology licensing, and general commercial contract drafting.

While counseling clients, Mary draws on her prior experience as a litigation attorney, and is able to provide insight into managing legal risk while still achieving business goals. Mary provides practical solutions, so that clients can focus on achieving their financial and strategic goals without legal headaches.

Mary is very passionate about cultivating the next generation of leaders. She volunteers as an advisor in the Court of Appeals program for YMCA Youth in Government, as well as a Mock Trial Coach in the Maslon UPLIFT program.

Mary graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as the managing and research editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She held numerous leadership roles during law school, including two years as a legal research and writing instructor, and was the recipient of the "Mondale Hall Engagement Award" at commencement, where she delivered the J.D. Class Graduation Address. Additionally, Mary completed the Law School Public Service Program, the Minnesota Justice Foundation's pro bono challenge to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work during law school. She earned her bachelor's degree in history, magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University where she was the recipient of an Alumni Merit Scholarship.

Experience

  • Works with companies across industries (and geographies) on acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, sales, and joint ventures.
  • Works with in-house legal counsel on commercial contract negotiations (with suppliers, vendors, distributors, customers, etc.) relating to information technology, licensing, software development, advertising, and other large-scale, complex commercial arrangements.
  • Financing transactions including debt offerings, private preferred equity offerings, common equity, and convertible debt offerings.
  • General corporate counsel for emerging growth, medium, and large companies on a host of matters, including technology-related commercial contracts.

Pro Bono:

  • Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006. 

Honors

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018

Mondale Hall Engagement Award: 2017

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