Jennifer L. Johnson

Jennifer L. Johnson

Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Overview

About Jennifer

Jennifer Johnson is an attorney in the Corporate practice group and has extensive experience representing clients on significant business transactions for companies in a wide range of industries including renewable energy, distribution, healthcare, telecommunications, forestry and other service industries. Jennifer has experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial transactions and contracts, and antitrust regulatory compliance. Jennifer also advises clients in forming, capitalizing and maintaining domestic and foreign entities. As a former corporate counsel and legal compliance manager for Cosentino, N.A., a leading global manufacturer of natural stone surfaces, Jennifer has a particular appreciation for the business needs of in-house legal departments and company executives.

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Experience

Experience

Commercial Transactions:

  • Represented Edison Energy Group in the sale of its subsidiary, SoCore Energy (a fully-integrated developer, owner, and operator of municipal/co-op solar, community solar, and commercial and industrial solar projects) to ENGIE North America. The acquisition includes 150 MW of solar assets in operation or under construction, 170 MW of solar projects in late-stage development, as well as projects combining battery storage elements.
  • Represented solar developers in the acquisition, development and sale of solar energy generation projects throughout the U.S.
  • Represented buy and sell side clients with respect to antitrust regulatory compliance in the U.S. and international jurisdictions, including international pre-merger filings and pre-transaction notifications to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for large value acquisitions.
  • Represented wind developers in the sale of wind-powered electric generation development projects including a 320 MW facility in Wyoming and a 168 MW facility in Michigan.
  • Represented a Washington based client in numerous equity investments and stock purchase transactions in an India based healthcare company.
  • Represented AltaGas in the acquisition of GWF Energy Holdings LLC, which holds a portfolio of three natural gas-fired electrical generation facilities in northern California totaling 523 MW, including the 330 MW Tracy facility, the 97 MW Hanford facility and the 96 MW Henrietta facility, for a purchase price of approximately US $642 million.
  • Represented PICO Holdings, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of the assets of its majority owned canola processing subsidiary, PICO Northstar Hallock, LLC to CHS Inc.
  • Represented a national archery manufacturing company in a stock sale to a national manufacturing company.
  • Represented AltaGas in the purchase of three natural gas power plants from Veresen, Inc. located in Ripon, CA (49.5 MW), Pomona, CA (44 MW) and Brush, CO (70 MW).
  • Represented a client in a $10 million debt and $13 million tax equity financing of a residential solar fund in Hawaii.
  • Represented a Minnesota base orthopedics company in private equity financings.

Contracts and General Transactions:

  • Represented clients in drafting and negotiating product and equipment purchase and sale agreements, consignment agreements and leasing agreements.
  • Represented a stone distribution company in negotiating and drafting numerous national account supply agreements, customer contracts in distribution, fabrication and purchase money security interests, marketing and trade-out agreements, licensing agreements, builder contracts, commercial contracts and vendor agreements.
  • Represented a national stone distribution company in developing its companywide agreement structure, contract administration protocol and form contracts including customer fabrication agreements, national account programs, subcontractor agreements and a purchase money security interest policy and procedure and form documents.
  • Represented a client in developing its manufacturer’s product warranties for North America.

Corporate:

  • Represented clients in corporate restructuring matters involving mergers, stock exchanges, entity conversions and liquidations.
  • Represented companies in formation matters, stock and equity issuances, corporate governance, and drafting of buy-sell and third party agreements.
  • Represented a client and strategized with the Spanish partner in the strategy, due diligence, drafting, negotiation and execution of a long-term corporate entity reorganization involving over 70 entities including inter-company mergers, minority shareholder buy-outs and dilutions, entity dissolutions and entity conversions.
  • Served as Assistant Corporate Secretary for a national client and all of its U.S. subsidiaries, and oversaw the corporate secretary function.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Member, Environmental Commission, City of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, 2013-2016
  • Volunteer attorney, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
  • Volunteer attorney, LegalCORPS
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “What Every Business Attorney Should Know About the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act”, Stoel Rives LLP Business Attorney Training, Nov. 15, 2018
  • “Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: 2017 Thresholds and Key Considerations,” Stoel Rives LLP Energy Initiative Presentation, March 6, 2017



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