About Chris

Chris Demet is an associate in the Corporate practice group. He advises clients in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt investments, corporate governance, securities compliance, and pre-merger antitrust regulatory compliance.

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Representative Transactional Experience

  • Assisted developer in the sale of a 320 MW portfolio of wind development projects located in Wyoming.
  • Assisted supply company in sale of assets, including procurement contracts with various federal, state, and county institutions. 
  • Assisted 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, for a purchase price of approximately $642 million.
  • Assisted 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 totaling approximately $23 million.
  • Represented the owners of an event-management company in the sale of the company.
  • Assisted in the sale of the outstanding membership interests of an energy company developing a solar project in California.

Representative Regulatory and Securities Experience

  • ​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 cooperative in securities compliance in connection with national securities offering.
  • Assisted cooperative in securities disclosure and compliance requirements in connection with merger of cooperative with and into a limited liability company.
  • 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

Pro Bono Honors and Activities

  • North Star Lawyer, 2016 (awarded by the Minnesota State Bar Association to attorneys providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services annually).

Civic Activities

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