Barbara Lano Rummel

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Barbara Lano Rummel
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  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3940
F 612.371.3207
Melissa A. Dubuque
T 612.371.6237
  • Minnesota

For more than 20 years, Barb Rummel has counseled boards of directors, executive officers and owners of public and privately held businesses in making critical business decisions involving strategic objectives, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, initial public offerings, and securities issues. 

Barb has completed numerous M&A transactions involving public and privately held businesses, with deals ranging in size from under $10 million to over $1 billion. Her experience covers various industries, with particular emphasis on the life sciences, including medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies.

Barb’s community involvement includes a five-year tenure on the board of directors for the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation and a decade assisting FINNEGANS in advancing its social enterprise and recent election as a Specific Benefit Corporation.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota (2016)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Top Woman in Business (2014)
  • Finance & Commerce – Top Woman in Finance (2013)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers (2003, 2004, 2006-2008, 2015, 2016)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2004)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal - “Forty Under 40” (2004)
Experience
  • Provided local counsel to buyer in $178 million acquisition of publicly-held transportation software company.
  • Represented telehealth service provider in $200 million sale to a major medical device company.
  • Negotiated strategic collaboration to complete development, seek regulatory clearance and market an innovative patch to control severe bleeding in surgical applications.
  • Counseled pharmaceutical company in multiple strategic acquisitions, licensing transactions and divestitures.
  • Represented publicly-held medical device manufacturer in sale of product line to health and fitness company.
  • Local counsel for buyer (a subsidiary of a global healthcare company) in $360 million tender offer of publicly-held medical device company.
  • Advised publicly-held medical device manufacturer in exclusive license/option to purchase competitive product line.
  • Counseled independent grocer in acquisition of seven store locations from national grocery chain.
  • Counseled pharmaceutical company in divestiture of three product lines to focus on strategic objectives.
  • Represented independent insurance agency in sale to industry leader building a national platform.
  • Advised two portfolio companies in sales by private equity owners to strategic buyers.
  • Counsel to publicly-held medical device manufacturer in $100 million tender offer sale to industrial technology company.
  • Represented medical device developer in $260 million sale to world leading medical technology company.
  • Represented biomedical manufacturer in license of technology platform from major US research institution.
  • Advised pharmaceutical company on equity investment in connection with an intellectual property licensing transaction with a UK-based development company.
  • Assisted private entity with $4 million private placement of debt.
Media & Presentations
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Media Mentions
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Publications
01.01.12
“New World Sources for Medtech Capital,” Lindquist & Vennum, Dealmaker Counsel
Events
01.01.14
"Best Law Firms for Women - Policies, Practices, and Initiatives that Work," Presenter, Minnesota CLE (also 2013)
01.10.13
"Capital Raising Under the JOBS Act: One Year Later," Panelist, 27th Annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference 
01.01.13
"Alternative Funding Options in a Challenging Market," Moderator, LifeScience Alley 12th Annual Conference & Expo 
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Admissions
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • Life Science Alley, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
  • TAGLaw Advisory Board, Member (2007-2009); Co-Chair of TAGLaw Life Sciences Specialty Group

Community Involvement

  • Finnegans Community Fund, Volunteer Attorney
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3940
F 612.371.3207
Melissa A. Dubuque
T 612.371.6237
  • Drake University Law School

    (J.D., with honors, 1990)

  • Winona State University

    (B.S., cum laude, 1986)

  • Minnesota

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