About Chris

Chris Demet is an associate in the corporate transactional practice group. He advises clients in business transactions, including M&A and equity and debt investments, and in corporate governance matters, securities compliance, and pre-merger antitrust regulatory compliance.

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Representative Transaction Experience

  • Represented Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation in tax equity and related debt financing transactions for several solar energy development projects.
  • Represented Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) in its acquisition of certain assets of Columbia Vista Corporation, a lumber manufacturer, and related entities located in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Represented Evriholder Products, LLC, a portfolio company of True West Capital Partners and manufacturer of a variety of impulse purchase products, in connection with its sale to a subsidiary of Edgewater Capital Partners.
  • Represented Intermountain Wind, LLC, in the sale to Alterra Power Corp. of its Boswell Springs wind project, a 320 MW portfolio of wind development projects located in Wyoming.
  • Represented AltaGas in the acquisition of GWF Energy Holdings LLC, which held a portfolio of three natural gas-fired electrical generation facilities in northern California totaling 523 MW.
  • Represented a supply company in the sale of assets, including procurement contracts with various federal, state, and county institutions.
  • Represented health care company in several early stage strategic equity investments.
  • Represented a medical device company in several equity and debt strategic investments.
  • Represented a Minnesota based orthopedics company in preferred equity sales.
  • Represented the owners of an event-management company in the sale of the company.

Representative Regulatory and Securities Experience

  • Assisted with regulatory compliance in acquisition by Capital Dynamics of 8point3 Partners.
  • Assisted with regulatory compliance in sale by Edison Energy Group, Inc., of its subsidiary, SoCore Energy LLC, to ENGIE North America Inc.
  • Assisted with regulatory compliance in the acquisition by Vestas Wind Systems A/S of Utopus Insights, Inc.
  • Represented several buy and sell side parties to M&A transactions in connection with filing of pre-merger notifications to the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, obtaining antitrust clearance for the transactions.
  • Assisted cooperatives in securities compliance in connection with national securities offerings.
  • Represented a national fitness company in applications for operational licenses in several states.
  • Represented a charitable organization in applying to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America:
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2021
    • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2022

Civic Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association,
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
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