About Emily

Emily Spallino regularly contributes to closing some of the largest transactions in the nation. She helps high-net-worth clients navigate business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt investments, and antitrust regulatory compliance. In addition to her leading role in M&As, Emily is active in matters involving capital markets and SEC compliance, privacy and data security, emerging companies, and corporate governance.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of a publicly traded renewable power company in the acquisition of a high-quality, unlevered distributed generation platform with up to ~320 megawatts of capacity in the U.S. from an energy infrastructure company for $720 million.
  • Representation of Consumer Cellular in its sale of a majority stake to Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR for a reported $2.3 billion.
  • Representation of a Minnesota-based process automation corporation serving clients in the energy, life sciences, and water industries in the sale of its stock to a Chicago-based private equity firm.
  • Representation of the controlling owner in the sale of ownership interests in a beef processing company for a foreign publicly traded company.
  • Representation of Advantest Corporation in the acquisition of Essai, Inc. for approximately $100 million.
  • Representation of a global aircraft engine manufacturer in the acquisition of various U.S. and international manufacturing companies.
  • Representation of a publicly traded company in its acquisition of certain assets of a lumber manufacturer.

General Corporate

  • Representation of companies in formation matters, stock and equity issuances, corporate governance, and drafting of buy-sell and third-party agreements.
  • Representation of several buy and sell side parties to M&A transactions in connection with filing of pre-merger notifications to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, obtaining antitrust clearance for the transactions.
  • Advised retail clients regarding GDPR compliance.
  • Prepared end user license agreements and terms of use for mobile application clients.
  • Representation of Minnesota cannabis companies in negotiating grower contracts.
  • Representation of charitable organizations in applying to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
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Honors & Activities

Integrative Leadership Student Case Award, May 2017

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Corporate Governance and Compliance Law), 2023
  • Recipient, Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2022
  • Partner Leadership Committee, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2018–2019
  • Volunteer Attorney, LegalCORPS, 2017–present
  • Safety Project Volunteer Attorney, Tubman, 2017–2018

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Community Leadership Board, American Diabetes Association, 2019–present
  • Finance Committee, Her Voice Productions, Twin Cities Women’s Choir, 2018–2020
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