Joseph J. Humke

Partner
Joseph J. Humke
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2453
F 612.371.3207
Susan M. Ainsworth
T 612.371.2443
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Joe Humke focuses his practice on representing public companies, private equity funds, fundless sponsors and closely-held businesses in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, recapitalizations, roll-ups, joint ventures, capital formation transactions and other investments. His substantial transactional experience transcends a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare and metals recycling. Joe also provides general corporate counsel to a number of companies, including many of his private equity clients’ portfolio companies.

Joe previously worked at Mayer Brown in Chicago and served as a law clerk to the Honorable John L. Coffey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to his law career, Joe was a finance and accounting analyst for a large multinational corporation.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009, 2010)
Experience
  • Represented Graco Inc. in its sale of Finishing Brands business to Carlisle Companies Incorporated.
  • Represented Norwest Equity Partners and its operating company, BowTech, in acquiring Excalibur Crossbow from Mangrove Equity Partners.
  • Represented National Presto Industries, Inc. in acquiring assets of Chemring Energetic Devices.
  • Represented Norwest Equity Partners in its sale of Shock Doctor, Inc. to Bregal Partners.
  • Represented Columbus Metals Industries in its sale to Alter Trading Corporation.
  • Represented fundless sponsor in recapitalization of, and investment in, industrials business.
  • Represented BleuChip International in its sale to Pitney Bowes.
  • Represented Graco Inc. in acquiring QED Environmental Systems from TestAmerica Laboratories.
  • Represented Graco Inc. in acquiring EcoQuip.
  • Represented CMI-TMC Acquisition in acquiring Columbus Metals Industries, Triangle Metals, U.S. Recycling and North Platte Metals.
  • Represented Northern Metals in acquiring Great Western Recycling, Phillips Recycling, American Iron & Steel and Metals Reduction Company.
Media & Presentations
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Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2453
F 612.371.3207
Susan M. Ainsworth
T 612.371.2443
  • Marquette University Law School

    (J.D., summa cum laude, 1997)

  • University of Wisconsin

    (B.B.A., with honors, 1992)

  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

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