Faegre Drinker has announced that Jessica Carlson has joined the firm as counsel in the finance & restructuring practice in Minneapolis. Carlson comes to the firm from Deluxe Corporation, where she was director of contract strategy & solution engineering.
Carlson is a collaborative legal adviser skilled at anticipating and mitigating risks and working on complex transactions and agreements, enhanced by her significant business acumen. She brings robust transactional experience from her work at a large financial institution and a financial services company during the past decade of her career. Carlson’s strong business background and sophisticated client service approach enable her to serve her clients’ needs and provide creative and practical solutions.
“Jessica brings experience serving as a business adviser and working to optimize deal structures for clients in numerous industries,” said finance & restructuring practice group leader Mike Pompeo. “We are thrilled to have her join the firm’s growing team and serve clients by finding creative, strategic and efficient solutions on a full range of financial matters.”
Prior to joining the firm, Carlson was a director at Deluxe Corporation, where she led a large team composed of the enterprise client contracting and payments solution engineering functions, and also previously served as corporate counsel. She also previously worked at U.S. Bank as a vice president, where she managed the contract services team in the review and negotiation of a variety of transactions and agreements, including professional and consulting services and other technology-related agreements.
Carlson earned her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline College of Law.
Faegre Drinker’s finance and restructuring practice advises clients across diverse industries on matters from financial transactions to corporate debt restructurings, as well as bankruptcy and litigation matters.
Michel is a is an experienced tax and business attorney assisting clients in structuring their business ventures in a practical and tax-efficient manner. She provides strategic advice to clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, buy-sell agreements, and general business advice. Working as in-house counsel at leading manufacturing and technology companies has allowed Michel to develop extensive knowledge of the business and legal needs of established and emerging businesses. Michel received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. Cloud State University.
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