April Hamlin

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April Hamlin
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4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3522
F 612.371.3207
Jane H. Comeau
T 612.371.3505
  • Minnesota

April Hamlin practices corporate and securities law and provides general representation of both publicly and privately held companies. April provides securities counsel to public companies in every area of need, including ’34 Act reporting and compliance, offering, M&A and strategic partnership activity, risk assessment and mitigation, equity and incentive compensation programs, stock exchange compliance, investor relations and shareholder communications, insider trading compliance, internal and disclosure controls, committee function and board best practices, and deregistration and delisting. For privately held companies, April provides general legal representation, typically in the areas of entity selection, formation, shareholder/member agreements, and debt and equity financings. April also has extensive experience dealing with issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 

She represents clients in various industries such as life sciences and medical device, technology consulting, information systems, consumer products, telecommunications, renewable energy, hospitality, and manufacturing.

Experience
  • Securities counsel to public company client in its $74 million issuer tender offer.
  • Counsel to public company in its divestiture of mature business unit, including securities and M&A advice, drafting of proxy statement (not reviewed by SEC), and post-divestiture reporting guidance.
  • Securities counsel to public company in its tender offer to holders of underwater stock options.
  • Negotiated settlement of proxy contest with activist shareholder on behalf of governance committee of public company.
  • Counseled shareholder client regarding its Schedule 13D investment in a public company, proxy contest, and other related matters, and negotiated the appointment of the client to the public company board.
  • Represented public company in $53 million transformative acquisition of a private company for cash and stock, including drafting and legal review of all external communications.
  • Counsel to public company in its follow-on underwritten offering that was completed in 41 days from filing to closing, including drafting a Form S-1 that was not selected for review by the SEC.
  • Counsel to cooperative in its successful no-action request to the SEC permitting the cooperative to terminate its ’34 Act reporting obligations.
  • Securities counsel to public company in $566 million merger with multi-national healthcare company, including drafting proxy statement that was not selected for review by SEC.
  • Drafted new “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of proxy statement for 2011 annual meeting of shareholders that was identified as an example of best practices by compensationstandards.com.
  • Counsel to Minnesota-based medical cannabis manufacturer in its $13 million private placement.
  • Securities counsel in $40 million private financing by primary care clinic management company.
  • Counsel to private software company in its $3.5 million shareholder redemption and $2.5 million management share bonus program.
  • Outside general counsel to venture-capital backed private company, including through most recent $20 million round of preferred financing, two previous rounds of preferred financing and interim bridge financings.
Media & Presentations
Legal Alerts
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Publications
01.01.10
“Private Capital Formation," Chapter 8, Minnesota Business Law Deskbook: Corporations and LLCs (Updated in 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Events
06.04.15
"Whistle While You Work: Whistleblower Protections under SOX and the Dodd-Frank Act", Lindquist & Vennum Seminar
05.05.15
"Securities Law Update," Business Law Institute
02.17.15
"Private Capital Formation," Business Law Series: Corporations & LLCs Deskbook
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Admissions
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Community

  • Conciliation Court Appeals to Hennepin County District Court, Pro Bono Mediator
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), Adjunct Professor (Writing & Representation: Advice and Persuasion) (2005-2010)
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3522
F 612.371.3207
Jane H. Comeau
T 612.371.3505
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999)

  • University of Minnesota

    (B.A., summa cum laude, 1996)

  • Minnesota

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