About Laurie

Laurie Huotari has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, company reorganizations, private equity financing, corporate governance, commercial transactions, and joint venture and strategic alliances. She also acts as general counsel to a variety of clients and advises entrepreneurs on choice of entity and startup matters. Laurie serves clients in a variety of industries including energy, technology and e-commerce, life science devices, health, manufacturing, consulting, food, and agribusiness.

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  • Advised public company on the acquisition of approximately 300 solar projects and 1650 residential solar projects.
  • Advised global aircraft engine manufacturer in the acquisition of various U.S. and international manufacturing companies.
  • Represented Fortune 500 medical technology company in private equity financing arrangements with various medical device start-up entities throughout the United States.
  • Advised 501(c)(6) organizations with sports and entertainment marketing events within the Twin Cities.
  • Represented an assisted living and home care caregiver training company in the sale of equity interests to a leading technology-based personal learning company.
  • Represented family-owned auto body company in the sale of assets to a national auto body company.
  • Advised a Minnesota technology company in the acquisition of a printed circuit board manufacturer.
  • Advised a national archery manufacturing company in stock sale to a national manufacturing company.
  • Advised closely held archery and crossbow company in a company reorganization.
  • Advised founding shareholder in the redemption of membership interests of an international marketing company.
  • Advised national oil company in a trademark ownership dispute.
  • Advised U.S. technology company in the formations of a DISC corporation.
  • Advised food and agribusiness processing company on co-packing and tolling agreements.
  • Advised nonprofit in the negotiation of beverage and food sponsorship agreements.
  • Represented the majority shareholder of a worldwide insecticide and crop protection manufacturer in the sale of stock to a Japanese corporation.
  • Advised national health care and fitness company in the acquisition of an international online race results company.
  • Advised a privately held Minnesota office furniture company in the redemption of membership interests held by a 50% owner.
  • Negotiated and settled a shareholder dispute of a national counseling services company.
  • Represented Global 500 consulting company in the negotiation of master services agreements with health care providers.
  • Represented a Florida holding company in the acquisition of three Midwestern home health care agencies from a national network of human services providers.
  • Represented a national health care and fitness company in the acquisition of a California-based race management company.
  • Advised a privately held furniture company in a shareholder cross-purchase transaction.
  • Represented a large Minneapolis-based publishing company in the sale of assets to an international information services company.
  • Represented Fortune 50 health insurance company in the acquisition of an East Coast health insurance company.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Fortune 50 health insurance company in the acquisition of a prominent public policy research group from a global biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a North Carolina-based spinal products company in a merger with a major orthopedic company.
  • Developed in-store health care clinic model for a Fortune 50 retail company.
  • Advised various privately held medical device start-up companies in private equity financings.

Representative Financings and Loan Transactions Experience

  • Advised various technology clients, as borrowers, in loan and security agreement transactions with their respective lenders, which had various tranches of financing.
  • Advised circuit company, as borrower and buyer, in negotiating a loan and security agreement to fund the acquisition of an Arizona manufacturing company.
  • Represented clean ethanol company, as borrower, in credit agreement with lender for construction purposes.
  • Advised a global medical technology company, as lender, on loan and security agreements provided to various technology companies.
  • Advised international industrial mineral company, as borrower, in a credit agreement with its lender.
  • Supervised team performing diligence for rating agency review for solar bank loan transaction.
  • Negotiated 60 guaranties and 20 letters of credit in solar acquisition transaction.
  • Represented a life sciences technology company in a loan agreement with Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
  • Represent various clients in REPO financing structures and unwinding of the same.
  • Represent various technology companies in convertible loan transactions with investors.
  • Serve as local counsel to various clients involved in bank loan transactions.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Corporate), Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2010  

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Minnetonka Baseball Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Children's Law Center 
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